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The And Of The Bible

- It has always been much speculated, and little doubt exists that the bible was not the work of any single author, but a collection of anecdotes by many. Jews and Christians in their millions believe that the holy texts came directly from god, Hebrews certain that the Pentateuch or Five Books of Moses, ot the Torah is none other than godâs word, even though modern theologians concede that the whole was written by many, who preached diverse ideologies, linguistic styles and indeed a whole range of names for God as they saw the deity....   [tags: Bible, Torah, Criticism of the Bible]

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Love In The Bible

- What then is love. Over the years, society has pondered this question only to arrive to different answers. Who then deserves to be love. Some people love only those who are easy to love. Others, love people who they know will reciprocate their love. According Eagle Vision Ministry, there are different kinds of love: Storge love (love of a parent to child), Eros love (physical love), Phileo love (friendship love), and Agape love (God’s love). Agape love is a unique love that has nothing to do with emotional attachments....   [tags: The Bible]

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The Bible And Bible Verses

- ... Furthermore, in order to interpret the Bible correctly, readers need to be able to distinguish between Heaven and Earth. Origen argues there are some cities (e.g. Jerusalem) that have a ‘copy’ in heaven that the Bible gives heavenly qualities. The same goes for some people in the Bible, and readers need to know which the Bible is referring to in each passage. In addition, Origen believes when people die, they are ‘reborn’ in heaven in these cities among the different groups of people who live there, but which group of people and which city they are placed depends on their actions on earth (good or bad and to what degree); they are not always born into the same group of people as on Eart...   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Bible, God]

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The Bible And The Holy Bible

- Over 1,000 pages long, comprised of 66 books, completely translated into over 500 languages, and is the best-selling book with over 5 billion copies sold, is the Holy Bible. The Holy Bible is the book used in the Christian faith, known as the “Word of God” to many believers. This book, the Holy Bible, has crossed the line from an object to a thing, in my life. The Bible provides me with comfort, the guidance I need in my everyday life, and connects me to God. Without the Bible, my life would never be the same....   [tags: Bible, New Testament, God, Christianity]

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The Bible And The Christian Bible

- ... Old Testament The Old Testament is in four main sections: the Pentateuch, the Former Prophets, the Writings, and the Latter Prophets (Bible: The Old Testament). The Pentateuch tells the stories of the beginnings. This is of the world, humankind, and God’s promise to the Israelites (Genesis 1-50) ¬. The Former Prophets contain the history of the Israelites. This spans from Moses’s death to the fall of the nation in 587 B.C. The Writings are a collection of narratives, such as the Book of Esther....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, New Testament, Tanakh]

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Is The Bible True?

- William C. Plachers’ article, “Is the Bible True?” explores deeper into the subject of the Bible and if it content it contains is credible information. Through Plachers’ statement, “We need to understand the genre to understand a text. Reading a text literally is not always reading it faithfully,” we are able to reach the idea that the Bible is in fact true, but it all depends on how the individual interprets the text. Placher supports his argument that the Bible is true by alluding certain parts of the Bible to past American Literature....   [tags: Bible, God, Writing, Criticism of the Bible]

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Is The Bible True?

- ... Placher conveys that for us to expect the historians back in the day to have the same standards and resources as we do today is to be unfair and to ultimately interpret the text wrong. Following his thesis, Placher then establishes his claim for understanding the cultural context of words in the Bible by describing the meaning of slavery and homosexuality in the Bible. Placher addresses slavery first by contrasting the American History of slavery and the “indentured servants” of the biblical times (926)....   [tags: Bible, Torah, Big Bang, Criticism of the Bible]

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There Is No Ground For Bible

- ... The year 1914 was a marked date; but these had merely contemplated something to happen which did not come to pass." {PROP 1,589,000 ed 89} 1914 ".. the battle of the great day of God Almighty.. so great is our confidence in the Word of God and in the light of present truth shining upon it, that we could not have doubted its testimony whatever had been the appearances. The date of the close of that 'battle ' is definitely marked in Scripture as October, 1914. It is already in progress, its beginning dating from October, 1874." {ZWT Jan 15 1892 repr 1355} 1914 "As far back as 1880 The Watchtower pointed to A.D....   [tags: Jesus, Christian terms, Bible, God]

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The Historicity Of The Bible

- ... This evidence means that this location wasn’t just fictionalized for a name in a story, but rather it was an actual location, whether Abraham was born there or not. Another location that was discovered was the city of Hazor. This city was central to diplomacy, international trade, and power in Canaan before the Israelites’ invasion (Ebeling, 2000). It was first excavated during the 1950s, and this revealed the chronology of various occupations. One of the later occupations is thought of as being the Israeli invasion as described in the Bible, however there isn’t much evidence supporting this....   [tags: Bible, Israelites, Jesus, Old Testament]

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The Inerrancy Of The Bible

- Today we will take a look at the inerrancy of the Bible and what it means. We live in a time that many are to reluctant take a stand when confronted with error. We need to ask the question, like Pilate, “What is truth?” We’ve grown accustomed to being lied to, from politicians and even preachers. When we look at the doctrine of biblical inerrancy, it is an important question because the truth does matter. The 1st statementin in our Decerlation of Faith, We believe In the verbal inspiration of the Bible....   [tags: Moses, Torah, Ten Commandments, Bible]

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An Introduction Of The Bible

- Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Bible This guide is specially written for new Christians, commonly called born again Christians. As we bear in mind that new Christians come into this spiritual journey called Christianity which is to live like Christ, with numerous questions in mind, but don’t know which ones to ask first, or even who to ask these questions to. You need to understand that we are not trying to encourage you more into one religion or another. We are approaching the Bible in the most neutral but instructive way....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, New Testament, Jesus]

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The Bible As A Sin

- Why is homosexuality mentioned so many times in the Bible as a sin. In the book Torn, Lee tries to find an answer in the Bible for why he is gay. Although Lee grapples with scriptures in Chapter 12 and tries to discern the meaning of the verses in light of the context, he is disappointed that the answers he was looking for were not there. Through these scriptures we can discern that the act of gay sex is a sin, homosexuality is no different from any other sin, and because every person on earth is a sinner, we should unconditionally love these people....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, New Testament, Bible]

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The Testament Of The Bible

- ... In total, there were eleven caves that were discovered within the ruins of this settlement (Fitzmeyer, 4). With the reveal of these scrolls, it was uncovered that not only did they include rich historical artifacts, but they were relevant to the Christian faith. These manuscripts are some of the superb evidence we have to support the works of the Bible. Included in the scripts were prayers, commandments, and Biblical works. An example of a most popular work that the scrolls uncovered was clarification of why God asked Abraham to sacrifice his only son....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Bible, Old Testament]

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The Bible And The Prince

- 1) Introduction – The bible and the prince are supposed to be texts to guide you. However they include a ton of violence which makes them seem bad but infact they are good a) The Hebrew Bible and The prince by Machiavelli are guidebooks centered around important historical events. On the one hand, the Hebrew Bible is about the history and religion of the people of Israel. Its historical accounts functions as models of religious and moral conduct. On the other hand, The Prince is centered around the political history of France and Italy around the time of the Italian Renaissance....   [tags: Bible, Moses, Political philosophy, Israelites]

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The Testament Of The Bible

- For thousands of years Christianity has led people to believe in a power greater than themselves. The bible provides Christians with instruction, encouragement, and wisdom regarding their everyday lives. The Bible is separated into two sections the old and new testaments. Within these sections Christians discover the covenants between God and his people and Jesus and his believers. The covenants are referred to as the “old” and “new” covenants. These covenants instruct Christians of their obligations to God, and God’s obligations to his people....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms, Bible]

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The Sermon Of The Bible

- Scripture holds a prominent role in the sermon. In 2 Timothy 4:2, it states to “preach the word in season and out of season”. The Greek word for preach is ‘Kerusso’. It means to be a herald (proclaim) and to preach (announce) a message publicly and with conviction (persuasion). In this verse, Paul gave Timothy and the others ministers a charge and a commission to preach the Word. In order to be an effective preacher, the Word of God must be the foundation. In 2 Timothy 3:16, it states that “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness”....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Christian terms, Jesus]

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The Revelation Of The Bible

- ... Jesus is telling those who walk by a false light that is not of Him will lie down in torment. Jesus states in John 12:49 -50 that He spoke what was given to Him from the Father. John 12:49 For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak. 50 And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak.” Isaiah is not the one making these proclamations....   [tags: Jesus, Messiah, Bible, Gospel of Matthew]

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The Genesis Of The Bible

- ... One example of a narrative genre could be the story of Abraham which is part of the Genesis book. An essential component of a narrative genre is having a protagonist. However, there are different types of protagonists such as a hero, a king, a warrior, a man with a mission, etc. The story Abraham can be described as the hero type story. In a hero story, the protagonist poses special qualities such as strength, wisdom, cunning, steadfastness, loyalty, bravery, and compassion. In the Genesis, Abraham is considered as a hero because he has a special characteristic or he was the first one in doing something important as Dr....   [tags: Bible, Torah, Book of Genesis, Binding of Isaac]

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The Testament Of The Bible

- The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It presents salvation history as how God reveals himself, his plan for redemption of fallen mankind. His Divine plan starts with the creation of the world. The Bible is made up of both the Old and New Testament. The Old Testament pertains to God’s creation of the world and his Word to Israel. It is written in Hebrew Scripture except for a few written in Aramaic, and is composed of the Law(Torah), the Prophets, and the Writings. It was preserved in three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek....   [tags: Jesus, Bible, New Testament, Gospel of Matthew]

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Is The Bible True?

- Is the Bible true. This is a question I have asked myself as I have navigated my walk with Christ and learned more about my faith. Billy Graham once said, “Our faith is not dependent upon human knowledge and scientific advance, but upon the unmistakable message of the Word of God” (Bickel, 2003, p.15). In our world today, there are many different religions and each one professes their book to be the Word of God. The Koran claims to be a “revelation from Allah and seen as the Word of God” (Yohn, 2013)....   [tags: Bible, New Testament, Christianity, Old Testament]

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Meaning of the Bible

- Reflection Paper Assignment: The Meaning of the Bible. Levine, Amy –Jill and Douglas Knight. The Meaning of the Bible: What Jewish and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us. New York: HarperOne, 2011. Intro The assignment is reflect on my own assumptions about the Bible, and bible interpretation, based on the journey, or “deep dive” I have taken into the Hebrew Bible this semester through various writing and discussions, and the reflections garnered in my sojourn with Levine and Knight. This is, indeed, a foreboding task, given it has to be accomplished in 10 pages or less....   [tags: Reflection Paper, Religion, God, Jesus, Bible]

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The Figurative Language of the Bible

- In 2011, the Barna Group completed and published the results of a five-year study on why many teens are turning away from Christian churches. The research showed that one-fourth of these skeptical young adults felt that “Christianity is anti-science” . This statistic should not be too surprising because Christians are notorious for their steadfast beliefs in Genesis 1 which states that the universe was created by God in just 6 days. Obviously, this tale contradicts countless scientific records and theories, making a life of faith practically unachievable for any science-minded individual....   [tags: Bible Essays]

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Esther in the Bible

- The book of Esther tells the faithfulness of one woman and her uncle. It is only one of two books that contain the heroism and bravery of a woman heroine. The story of Esther accomplishes two profound things, the first: “To demonstrate God’s providential care of his people, even those outside the land of Israel, and 2) to commend the observance of the feast of Purim by relating how it originated” (Breneman 289).Unlike the rest of the Bible the story of Esther does not directly state or talk about God, but instead shows God’s plans for all of our lives and how in all frightening moments of life, He remains faithful to those who trust and have faith in Him....   [tags: God's Plan, Faith in God, Bible, God]

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Forgiveness in the Bible

- “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”(Matthew 6:14-15, NIV) Husain Haddawy’s The Arabian Nights discusses many situations in which individuals learn to forgive others for the wrong that they have done against them. The Bible refers to the idea of forgiveness as an act not only for the person that has wronged you but for yourself; in order to grow, we have to forgive because if we do not, God will not forgive us....   [tags: Demon and King Shahrayar, Bible Analysis, God]

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Context of the Bible Book

- Context of the Bible Book: The book of Genesis begins with the creation of the earth and all the living things upon it. It continues on The story of Joseph and his family, which spans nearly fourteen full chapters, is well crafted and highly detailed. “Unique, too, is the somewhat secular mold in which the [Joseph’s] biography is cast. The miraculous or supernatural is conspicuously absent” (Sarna 211). The story is embodies the very best parts of literature. And, in fact, is not overtly theological....   [tags: Bible, Summary]

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Study the Bible!

- Study the bible. : The Use of Bible Allusions in Literature Biblical references are a technique used in literature by authors to alter readers perceptions. The readers beliefs are challenged by using biblical references in literature. In “The Gospel According to Mark” by Jorge Luis Borges, Borges uses many biblical references to give readers a different view of the main character. With the biblical references being used in “The Gospel According to Mark”, readers are able to portray the main character, Baltasar Espinosa as a Christ-like person....   [tags: Use of Bible Allusions in Literature, Analysis]

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The Bible Vs. The Spirituality

- ... These consist of the Torah (five books of Mosaic instruction) Nevi’im (the Prophets) Kethuvim (the Writings) all represent God’s foundation and the establishment of his earthly kingdom and people. The Bible is a book that was written by many men over a period of time. It consists of 66 little books organized by book, chapters and versa designations. The Good Book (which my mother called it), Hebrew Bible or the Tanakh are not books at all but many scrolls. According to Harris (2011), “Biblical Book were typically written on papyrus, paper like sheets made from the papyrus plant, and the rolled around a small wooden stick” (p.13)....   [tags: Bible, Torah, Old Testament, Hebrew Bible]

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The Christian Bible And Mere Christianity

- The Christian Bible may be one of the most influential pieces of texts ever written. Through reading of the English Standard Version (ESV) Bible my life has changed drastically as a human being, in every way, shape, and form. Not only has the Bible changed who I am but, it has drastically changed the way I read. Two texts that have truly affected me as a reader of the ESV Bible are the Catholic Bible and Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. While reading the ESV Bible has changed me as a person it has also changed me as a reader....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Protestantism]

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The Bible And The Book Disappointment With God

- ... Oppression is seen as slavery is entered into the picture for the Israelites in Egypt. Baby Moses is spared, and came to free his people when he was older. In return for the slavery, the ten plagues were released among the Egyptians, the greatest form of deliverance for the people. Moses stayed true to God and God helped him. Justice and righteousness were addressed. Justice is similar to the golden rule; it is how we treat others and was set by God. Righteousness is the innate right that one is just and their beliefs are right....   [tags: Jesus, Bible, Christianity, God]

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The Chronicles of Narnia and The Bible

- “A myth is a way of making sense in a senseless world. Myths are narrative patterns that give significance to our existence.” ― Rollo May Fiction has always been used as a way to relay different types of messages throughout time. In many cases authors use fiction to make political commentary, use stories to bring out the major flaws that society has, as well as a way to spread different types of beliefs or ideals. C.S. Lewis’s used his work, “The Chronicles of Narnia”, to reiterate the messages of the Bible to those who might have gotten lost during their lifetime....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Myth, Bible]

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The Parable Of Matthew From The Bible

- ... Witnesses who saw the servant attack the poor slave informed the King and he was astonished. As soon as he heard about what the servant had done he immediately called upon him and said, "You wicked servant, ' he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn 't you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you (Matt 18:32-33, NIV)?" Since the king felt betrayed, the servant was sent to prison where he would be tortured and he would have to pay back the enormous amount of debt he owed....   [tags: God, Spirituality, Theology, Bible]

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The Bible Is The Word Of Truth

- D.A. Carson introduces the essay by explaining the overall difficulty of interpreting the Bible in honesty and truth. Because the Bible is the Word of Truth, Carson informs the reader of the importance in understanding the Word of God before accepting the difficult task of interpreting it. He continues by focusing on the idea of hermeneutics and three primary ways that the interpretation of text has changed in the past few years. Historically, interpretation was both a science and an art. A science due to the fact that there were codes that were used in the understanding and an art because judgment and insight was used in order to determine any underlying details that the original author may...   [tags: Bible, Religious text, Translation]

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Women's Inferior Status in The Bible

- Corinthians 14:34 states, “Let the women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but let them be in subjection, as also saith the law” (Holy Bible, King James Edition). Edith Hamilton, "recognized as the greatest woman Classicist", says that the Bible is the only book before our century that looked to women as human beings, no better nor worse than men (Tanner). However, it cannot be said that this book was consistently favorable to women. Maybe not absolutely, but conditionally in personal opinion, the Bible shows numerous examples of a woman’s inferiority to men, an assessment that has been translated into the cultures of generations....   [tags: Status of Women in the Bible]

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The Old Testament Of The Bible

- ... Even in other arguments, like in class, it was debated that Ham had committed sexual acts with his mother instead of his father, which is why he cursed him. Although this story, like Sodom, seems to accuse a particular community of unacceptable behavior, the sin is not clearly stated as being homosexuality. One of the strongest evidence of biblical opposition to homosexuality comes from the book of Leviticus, which insists, “Do not lie with a male as one does with a female; it is an abomination” and “If a male lies with a male as one does with a female, the two of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death” (20:13)....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Homosexuality]

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Biblical Authority : The Bible

- Biblical Authority Inspiration can be defined as God’s ongoing and dynamic revelation of truths to humans in order for us to know how to live and deal with spiritual and ethical encounters, by instilling wisdom and understanding of his word. Since humans wrote the Bible there is room for idiosyncrasies, intelligence, historic context, social context, and geographical context to influence scripture. However, God’s revelation of himself and his character prevails through the Bible. There is a dimension of God that can only be reached through personal encounters of His truths, through prayerful reflection of the Bible....   [tags: Bible, Moses, Israelites, Canaan]

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Moses Of The Bible And Beyond

- Moses was an extremely important figure in both the rising Jewish religion and in modern day Judaism teachings and practices. He is widely thought of as the best “prophet, leader and teacher that Judaism has ever known” (Rabbi Louis Jacobs, "Moses: In the Bible & Beyond.") Called Moshe Rabbeinu, meaning Moses our teacher, he was considered a person with human like faults and short comings yet acknowledged as the leader of a people’s freedom, the man who spoke with G-d and the instructor of a budding religion....   [tags: Moses, Torah, Bible, Judaism]

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The Prophet Jeremiah Of The Bible

- ... He argues about being young, and lacking persuasiveness in speech, contesting unsuitability for the task. It is interesting, the characters whom God chooses throughout the Hebrew Bible to be his spokesperson for specific moments in Hebrew history. Commonalities in profiles that lack exceptional strength and courage are shared. For example, Gideon, a dedicated farmer, was the weakest of his clan, yet called to be a judge and lead the Israelites to victory against the Midianites, their greatest adversary at the time....   [tags: Bible, Moses, Prophet, Torah]

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Mary's Angelic Encounter in the Bible

- INTRODUCTION The Bible contains many stories of people having an encounter with angels. An encounter alludes to an unexpected meeting. The word “angel” is a transliteration from the Hebrew word “mal’ak” in the Old Testament (Strong’s H4397) and the Greek word “angelos” in the New Testament (Strong’s G32). Both words mean “messenger” and describes one who executes the plan and will of the person whom they serve. God created an innumerable quantity of angels. For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and...   [tags: bible, stories, god]

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Antigone And The Holy Bible

- It is easy to place the blame on fate or God when one is encumbered by suffering. It is much harder to find meaning in that pain, and harvest it into motivation to move forward and grow from the grief. It is imperative for one to understand one’s suffering as a gateway to new wisdom and development; for without suffering, people cannot find true value in happiness nor can they find actual meaning to their lives. In both Antigone and The Holy Bible there are a plethora of instances that give light to the quintessential role suffering plays in defining life across cultures....   [tags: Oedipus, Sophocles, God, Bible]

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Authority Figure in Bible Examples

- As a child, one always questions authority and discipline especially from a parent. A father’s love may appear measurable, to a child, based upon how much time he spent together, and how much punishment he delivers. Some people believe in physical punishment, which may include a spanking, or they believe in taking nonphysical measures, which may include a timeout or going to bed early. Throughout the ages, people argue the issue that parents may play favorites or discipline one child more harshly than the next....   [tags: authority, discipline, punishment, bible]

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Is The Bible Compatible With The Theory Of Evolution?

- Is the Bible compatible with The Theory of Evolution. Is it possible that God used evolution to make man from the animals. Did God direct the development of the bacteria, transforming them into fish, and then reptiles and mammals, to get finally a species of apes into humans. There are scientists and religious leaders who claim to believe in the theory of evolution and the teachings of the Bible, and claim that the biblical account of creation is symbolic. It could be that you wonder if the theory that human beings evolved from animals is compatible with God 's Word....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Christianity, Bible]

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The Bible And Myth By John Oswalt

- ABSTRACT John Oswalt, in his book The Bible Among the Myths, presents his position to the reader that the bible is different and separate from other writings of the Ancient Near East. He asserts the Bible is both historically accurate and theologically sound. He makes the defense the Bible was divinely inspired and revealed to humanity and unique from other Ancient Near East literature. There was a time when the Bible, and the Israelite religion was different from its neighboring societies. But as times have changed, many people now lump the bible with other Ancient Near East myths....   [tags: Old Testament, Bible, God, Vulgate]

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The Bible As A Book Of Wisdom

- ... Genesis 3 demonstrates why humans became sinful and why evil came into the world. Adam and Eve used their free will to disobey God, taking the apple from the tree and eating it. Evil became a part of human once the Original Sin has been done. Though God knew they would fail, it should not influence us to blame God. The bottom line in the Bible is that God gave us the will to choose Him or not. Because of the original sin, the good deeds in our lives cannot save us; instead, the good deeds are “filthy rags” to God (Isaiah 64:4-6)....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Bible, Original sin]

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The Bible Is Not An Easy Task

- ... Understanding the doctrine of General Revelation has helped me understand certain concepts in the Bible, such as God saying that His law is now written in our hearts, which explains why humans long to worship something or someone. It is in their nature to instinctively obey it, without knowing it. God’s general revelation “is already present, by the creation and continuing providence of [Himself]” (p. 47). My understanding of the bible has also been impacted by the Doctrine of Inspiration. This says that the word of God is God-Breathed....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Bible, Theology]

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The Bible Is The Words Of God

- The bible is the words of God. It is natural to believe that the bible should be read and practiced literally. However, as the Roman Catholic Church believes that “God speaks through men in men in human fashion” (Dei Verbum 12). Hence, what the authors want to say, and what God wants to express via their words should be located. In this essay, the reasons for which the Holy Scriptures should be interpreted shall be discussed in further detail. Firstly, the Bible was not written to contemporary readers....   [tags: Bible, Religious text, Torah, Christianity]

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My Perspective On The Catholic Bible

- For many years, I have had this ideology that all the information inscribed in the Bible is factual. It was thought provoking to see that the Bible is composed of historically accurate information and stories. The Introduction to the Bible course has given me the opportunity to explore and broaden my perspective on the Catholic bible. I am challenging myself to see the bible from a historical and scientific view, but also with a view of my faith. The information that I have gathered from the course has caused me to question faith and facts....   [tags: Bible, Moses, Israelites, Book of Genesis]

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Should The Bible Face Reconstruction?

- Should the Bible face Reconstruction. The bible is a book of Christian scriptures with an Old and New Testament. Being a religious book used as a guide for many Christian denominations, you would think the book would have precise instructions on do’s and don’ts to get into heaven. However, this is not the case. The point of this essay is not to berate Christianity especially since I am a Christian myself. The point is to berate the quality of the Holy Book that is, to put frankly, poorly written....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, Religious text, Torah]

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The Bible Is Filled With Beautiful Women

- ... She is the lone woman in a world of men, doing a job that is not feminine. As stated in Mothers of Promise, “Shepherds in the Hebrew Bible are not uncommon…yet Rachel is the only female shepherd in the biblical text,” (Schneider, 80). The narrator and commentators of this story are not quick to mention this in the text. This does not make Rachel weak, rather it does not capture the femininity of her. On the other side, this shows female empowerment; her doing what is considered to be a ‘man’s job.’ It is Rachel’s father who employs her as a shepherdess....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Leah, Jacob]

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The Bible : A Biblical Worldview

- ... Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.”(Romans 1:20). This verse shows that creation was the soul idea of God/.Paul’s tries to in this verse establish or nullify any concerns or underlying argument of God’s creation. According to Ben Gutierrez and Elmer towns the book shed more light on the essence of having the knowledge of creation, “He shows first that the pagans (unrighteous, idolatrous people ) of the world are under God’s wrath because they rejected the knowledge of God available in creation and turned to idolatry” (guiterrez, 2012)....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Bible, Jesus]

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The Betrayal Of Jesus From The Bible

- While I was thinking about what I wanted to do for this weeks scripture study. I thought about Judas and a conversation of the healing that could have happen if he did not hang himself. Thinking about that I went to the story of how Judas sold Jesus for thirty and it got my attention. So I wanted to do my scripture on Luke 22:47-50. Even though I know this story and what happened I am excited to dig deeper into this scripture and find out somthing deeper. over all I feel like their is somthing more to learn in this scripture even if it’s something I just need to be reminded This week 's scripture study was interesting because I have read this before in the bible and it 's a story well kno...   [tags: Jesus, Bible, Gospel of Matthew, Christianity]

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The Holy Lord Of The Bible

- ... The Bible instructs us to “constantly” and “at all times” offer up to God a “sacrifice of praise.” How do we do that. We bring the fruit of our lips, meaning we bring words to God in prayer, that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name. We may not know how to pray. We may not know what to say. That is the beauty of the Holy Spirit because He knows how to pray for us and through us. As we pray in the Spirit, the Holy Spirit prophetically prompts us with words in our hearts to bring to God, our heavenly Judge....   [tags: God, Holy Spirit, Bible, Devil]

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Reading The Bible Is Important

- “He wants all or nothing. The thought of a person calling himself a ‘Christian’ without being a devoted follower of Christ is absurd.” - Francis Chan Lovingly, we should follow Christ and His example every day. To follow Christ, we must know know what our responsibilities are. Reading the Bible is vital. With prayer, people have access to talk to God - anytime and anywhere. Attending church is important. “Why should I take the time out of the busyness of my life to study and meditate the Bible?” DrOP Eighty-eight percent of Americans own at least one Bible; however, 32% of people ages 18 to adult do not believe that any literature is sacred, including the Bible, which is untrue....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Jesus, New Testament]

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The Gospel Writers Of The Bible

- One of the major gospel writers of the bible was Mark. Mark was a friend of Peter. Peter was one of the 12 disciples chosen by Jesus Christ, which were known as the 12 apostles. Mark always paid close attention and listened when Peter had spoken about Jesus. He constantly wrote down all the things Peter had told me and preached about. Mark also wrote about the things that he had physically seen himself. Mark wrote this book while he was living in Rome, which is the capital city of Italy. He wrote his book around some time from 50 AD to 70 AD....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Bible, Saint Peter]

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The Bible Has Been A Challenge

- Reading the bible has been a challenge as I aged because I have not been so easy to be forced into it. Struggling to just sit to read it will probably be there for the rest of my life due to my health condition. The faith communities have always told me to just blame the devil. I truthfully can’t and won’t be able to because everything is supposed to happen for a reason. I cannot justify what has happened to me in any sort and faith cannot not completely fix what has been broken. The origin of the story is in Egypt and ultimately comes back to Egypt....   [tags: Moses, Bible, Plagues of Egypt, Levite]

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Baptist Bible Fellowship International

- The Baptist Bible Fellowship International has done great things throughout the many years of its existence. The reason for the group’s success has been through missions, evangelism, Bible Colleges, and church planting. In the 1950’s the World Baptist Fellowship ruled the Baptist scene. During the era of the WBF there was a conflict that arose as J. Frank Norris attempted to overthrow G.B. Vick’s presidency at his Bible College. Norris desired to be president of the college that Vick established....   [tags: bible colleges, chruch, fellowship]

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English Translations of the Bible

- The efforts for translating the Bible from its original languages, i.e. Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek began many years ago. Its being the reference book for the religion was the main idea which feed up those efforts. Every people wants to understand how he begs and prays to God according to the sacred book. Not only Bible but also many other holy books were translated into another languages. The Bible is the bestseller in many English speaking countries today. The reason for this is especially the US, whose founding base still lies behind religion....   [tags: English Translations of the Bible, Translations, B]

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The Bible Among The Myths

- In The Bible Among the Myths, John N. Oswalt opens up his book by establishing his expertise in the subject of the Ancient Near East (ANE). Oswalt started his study into the ANE at Asbury Theological Seminary. After attending Asbury Theological Seminary, he went to Brandeis University. This is where his fascination with the subjects and ideas of the ANE started to grow. Oswalt eventually went on to teach at Asbury Theological Seminary, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Wesley Biblical Seminary....   [tags: God, Religion, Old Testament, Bible]

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The Bible Verse Psalm 121

- ... You remember the day you were baptized and how the feeling of inexpressible joy filled you. And then the trouble began, the Catholic Church began to slowly start persecuting people, it was horrific. One day you would be running around and playing with some of your friends and then next they would be dead, having been burned at the stake. Or your aunts and uncles would be with you one day and the next they would just be a pile of ashes, leaving you wondering if you were next. You recall one specific day when your uncle was out working in the garden and reading in his Bible and some soldiers rode up....   [tags: Bible, God, Peter Waldo, Waldensians]

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Use Of Repetitive Patterns Of The Bible

- ... M. G. Stalker; 2 vols; San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1965); B. S. Childs, “Gerhard von Rad in American Dress,” in The Hermeneutical Quest: Essays in Honor of James Luther Mays on His Sixty Fifth Birthday (ed. Donald G. Miller; Allison Park, Pa.: Pickwick Publications: 1986), 77-86; D. L. Baker, Two Testaments, One Bible: A Study of the Theological Relationship between the Old and New Testaments (Leicester: Apollos, 1991).  68 special effects.110 Even major theological themes emerge in diverse genres from Scripture within the dynamic matrix of other themes for theological argument....   [tags: Old Testament, Bible, New Testament, Vulgate]

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The Bible And Housekeeping By Marilynne Robinson

- The Bible and Housekeeping The book of Genesis in the Bible presents many important people, events, and ideas that have been often been referenced to in literature and other arts. The novel Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, published in 1980 is considered to be one of the most prominent books of the recent era. The novel is a generational saga that is told from the point of view of Ruthie, who along with her sister Lucille is abandoned at her grandmother’s house after their mother kills herself....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Book of Genesis, Patriarchy]

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The Old Testament Of The Bible

- Throughout the year we see the bible be change over time by the structure and text. The bible was created many years ago; it was not created on a specific date or location. In the bible there are many stories that talks about why people suffer and some stories have answers on how it should be solved or what should be done to resolve it. In discussion of The Old Testament of the response why people suffer and what should be done about it. One controversial issue has been wheather the Old Testament has given us an answer to why people suffer in life....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, Old Testament, Jesus]

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What Is The Bible?

- The Bible is the most significant book in the history of civilization. In the context of Jewish history, the Bible’s impact on politics, history, and religion is without comparison. Along with establishing the covenant-based legitimacy of the Jewish people and their history, the Bible’s political impact is exemplified through prophetic politics, the power of kings, and the effects of political authority. Biblical archeology has discovered biblical structures which supports the historical validity of the Bible....   [tags: Religion Bible]

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The Covenant Of The Bible Period Like Moses

- ... In addition to Covenants with Abraham, Moses, Noah, David, this website also includes Eternal Covenant and Covenant of Grace. Specifically, if there was no Eternal covenant between Father and Son then there wouldn’t have been Covenant of Grace between God and sinful man. Slick.M explains, the important reasons for understanding a covenant for instance, God gave Bible as a Covenant document and God deals with his people through it and our responsibilities to god as well as his to us. In particular Slick.M stated, the example of god’s promise to David that his descendants should have an everlasting kingdom and through the descendants of David that Jesus was born....   [tags: Bible, Moses, Judaism, Jesus]

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The view of God from the Bible's Perspective

- The biblical standpoint on the view of God may be summed up in two verses, “The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.” (Exodus 34:6-7) This clearly indicates the attributes of God as merciful and just, forgiving and stern....   [tags: Religion, Bible, God]

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Changes Due to English Evolution Affect Integrity of the Bible

- Catholic leaders had control of the Holy Bible without many recorded challenges for more than one thousand years, according to several historical documents. Church authorities told church members they could neither read nor interpret the text themselves. The principles clergy taught in church were what churchgoers often believed. Eventually, a high-ranking German monk named Martin Luther challenged church officials in the 16th century and began reading and interpreting the Scriptures. As he studied the Bible, he found many faults in the Catholic Church’s teachings and believed everyone should have an opportunity to read the Bible himself or herself and determine what the Bible meant....   [tags: Bible Translation]

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The Bible As Conversation By Karl Allen Kuhn

- ... This is why many have a hard time actually understanding the true meaning in which some of the scripture is trying present. Just like the pizza toppings, a mixture of several varieties coming together in perfection, an example of this is a couple of passages in the Bible making coherency ring true in Psalms 119.89-90, “The Lord exists forever; your word is firmly fixed in heaven. Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.” This thought of the Lord our God is carried throughout the Bible (coherent as a whole) as God is always there for us and is in heaven, not just for those of us on earth now, but for our future generations as well....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, God, Religious text]

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The Bible Taken From The Greek Word

- The Bible taken from the Greek word "biblos" meaning "book" became the foundation of two religions, specifically Judaism in the Old Testament and Christianity in the New Testament. Both bring together a group of books that explains the history of the beginning and development. The Old Testament also known as the Tanakh is the first and oldest section of the Holy Bible with the New Testament written and added at a later date. The Old Testament, consisting of many individual books that were written, compiled and edited by various authors over a period of centuries....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Torah, Septuagint]

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Comparing Biblical And Of Hebrew Bible Creation

- ... 256). A parallel can be drawn between this story and the Genesis 3:5 account of creation where Adam and Eve eat the fruit. The fruit comes from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Coogan’s third explanation of the usage of “knowledge” in this instance is to connote sexual intimacy. In this way, the two stories are similar in that they both use sex as way in which the characters leave their divine or immortal selves and become human in their recognition of nakedness. Both stories address long-held questions of human mortality, nakedness and carnality....   [tags: Bible, Israelites, Creation myth, Supersessionism]

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The Bible Just Came Together With Ease

- ... Such as the findings of ancient documents that are believed to be dated in the mid fourth century, called, “Nag Hammadi” which was found in 1945 in Egypt by a man named Mohamed Ali and his brothers. Inside of these documents were twelve Gospels, which had never before been seen, as well as portions of Plato’s book, The Republic. The belief of Ehrman is that these texts were hidden on a hillside just outside of an ancient monastery around 367 A.D. In this find we find a number of “lost” books that had not been seen for thousands of years....   [tags: Christianity, New Testament, Jesus, Bible]

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The Bible : The Old Testament And The New Testament

- ... Leviticus takes its name from the tribe of Levi. Numbers is when Moses counted the Israelites twice. Deuteronomy is when Moses reminded the people of what God has done in their life and wanted them to rededicate their life to the Lord. There are twelve historical books (Joshua, Judges, Ruth 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, Ezra Nehemiah Esther, and 1 and 2 Chronicles) Joshua, Judges, and Ruth is how the Israel overcome the Promised Land, 1 Samuel -2 Chronicles is how Israel became a great nation and Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther There are five poetry books: Job, Psalm, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Jesus, New Testament]

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Bible Among The Myths By John N

- Introduction The Book; Bible Among the Myths, by John N. Oswalt, give his reader insight into the variation and resemblance that exist with the Old Testament and Ancient Near East religions. In the preamble, Oswalt starts with an overview of other scholarly notion on the subject of the Old Testament literature and literature of the Ancient Near East and what has in its viewpoint has altered over time. The writer position at the time, that scholars believed the Old Testament and its mysticism stood unaccompanied from other Ancient Near East religions....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, New Testament, God]

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Love in The Bible

- Love in The Bible Everyone always looks at the Bible as a loving book. It is considered God’s Word. It helps us live a better life and serves as a guidebook showing us how to live on the right path. The characters in it are ones to be looked up to. Moses, Noah, Abraham, etc. were all righteous followers of God and set good examples for us even today. However, those who read deeper into the Bible will find more than just the stereotype that I have already explained. The God of the Bible has many moods....   [tags: Religion Bible Religious God Essays]

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Themes of The Holy Bible and Letter from Birmingham Jail

- Themes of The Holy Bible and Letter from Birmingham Jail Arguably, throughout history, the most influential book ever written has been “The Holy Bible.” Whether it is a historical document, a children’s story, a fable, a story of moral lessons, or a multitude of novels; “The Holy Bible” and its themes have been passed down through generations. If one were to look at “The Holy Bible” as a whole then one could say that the themes of the Bible are all about freedom and how one has a responsibility to keep that freedom....   [tags: Bible, Non-violence]

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What Does The Bible Say About Faith?

- ... But at that time every one of your people whose name is written in the book will be rescued” (The Tyndale New Living Translation Holy Bible). The book of life is like God’s nice list, but this list includes all faithful believers. This is how the Bible explains faith and what it can do. The Bible also says that there are few people who will actually get into Heaven. One day, Jesus went up on a mountain and started teaching his disciples saying, “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate....   [tags: Jesus, Bible, Christianity, God]

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Determining the True Divine Name from the Bible

- This issue concerning the divine name has existed for hundreds of years, and there have been a number of Bible translations that have restored the divine name in the Hebrew Scriptures. One such version is the American Standard Version of 1901. However, in recent times this issue has gained even more attention because of a particular Bible translation. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, translated by the Watchtower organization, has not only restored the divine name to the Hebrew portion of the Bible, but has used the name 237 times in the New Testament....   [tags: bible, religion, theology]

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Everyman and the Bible: Exploring Good Deeds, Faith, and Salvation

- God has become angry with his people. He complains in the fifteenth century English play Everyman about humans and their obsession with material items, riches, and wealth. Men and women, he feels, have taken for granted their blessings. God wants to reprimand Everyman for his sinful life and sends Death to summon him. At the beginning of the allegorical work where figures and actions symbolize general truths, a messenger shares God’s concerns. The messenger tells the audience to watch and listen closely to the morality play so they can learn a lesson about life....   [tags: Bible, religion, salvation, ]

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Murder in the Bible

- Murder in the Bible The act of murder is rampant in the Bible. In much of the Bible, especially the Old Testament, there are laws that command that people be killed for absurd reasons such as working on the Sabbath, being gay, cursing your parents, or not being a virgin on your wedding night. In addition to these crazy and immoral laws, there are plenty of examples of God's irrationality by his direct killing of many people for reasons that defy any rational explanation such as killing children who make fun of bald people, and the killing of a man who tried to keep the ark of God from falling during transport....   [tags: Murder Violence Bible Crime Christianity Essays]

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Galileo 's Reasoning For Revealing The Truth And The Roles Of The Bible

- Galileo’s reasoning for revealing the truth and the roles of the Bible. Galileo knew that he had discovered a unique fact that the Earth traveled around the Sun. This fact was contrary to the belief of the Holy Catholic Church, which mandated geocentrism rather than heliocentrism. This is the belief that everything revolves around the Earth not the Sun. The Church had already been ridiculed earlier after the discovery that the Earth was a sphere. In order to prove his findings without being accused or declared heretical....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Torah, Biblical canon]

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Violence, Power, and Goals in the Hebrew Bible and The Iliad

- ... Sacrifices are, in nature, very violent. Innocent blood is spilled to please the vengeful God. In Exodus 12, "the Lord struck down all the first-born in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of Pharaoh who sat on the throne the first-born of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the first-born of the cattle" (Exodus 12:29). God did all that just because the Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let the Israelites leave his country. The immense sacrifice of the first-borns of man and beast was an act of violence that led the exodus of the Israelites....   [tags: the hebrew bible, the iliad, literary analysis]

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The Holy Bible is Fact, Not Fiction

- The Holy Bible is Fact, Not Fiction The Hebrew word used for "day" is the word yom. Every other time the word is used in the Old Testament in conjunction with a number, a literal, 24-hour period of time is being described; what we know as a day. The word is never used metaphorically in the Bible. The verses most commonly used to say that the word day in Genesis could mean more than a 24 hour period are Psalm 90:4 and 2 Peter 3, which quotes Psalm 90:4. Psalm 90:4 - For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it passes by, Or as a watch in the night....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]

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