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    How To Read The Jewish Bible, authored by biblical scholar, and professor, Marc Zvi Brettler, is an enlightening text, guiding people on how to read the Hebrew scriptures in a more purposeful way. Brettler reveals that this book provides a response to the frustration many readers hold with the Hebrew Bible, based on the accustomed tendency to filter it through the lens of present day culture. Generally, he argues, as a result this leads one to either misconstrue passages, or the arrive to the…

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    How did the Hebrew Civilization influence the world, especially the West Hebrew history has been pieced together in different forms, one being the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament. It was composed of historical narratives, wisdom literature, poetry and laws. The historical writing are dated to the early ninth century B.C.E. Under Moses, the Egyptians fled to find a new home, to the east. “There Israelites emerged as a motion, a people with a sense of community and common faith.” It would be…

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    How To Read The Jewish Bible, authored by Biblical scholar, and professor, Marc Zvi Brettler, is an enlightening text, guiding people on how to read the Hebrew scriptures in a more purposeful way. Brettler reveals that this book provides a response to the frustration many readers hold with the Hebrew Bible, based on the accustomed tendency to filter it through the lens of present-day culture. Generally, he argues, as a result, this leads one to either misconstrue passages, or the arrive to the…

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    Bible Facts Who Wrote the Book of Hebrews Preachers regularly affirm that Paul did not write the 19th book of the New Testament and others are convinced that it was written by the Apostle. Since there is no inspired statement specifically identifying the author, neither of them can positively prove his affirmation However, the salutation at the close of the book and statements made by the Holy Spirit in the books of First and Second Peter suggest strongly that the book of Hebrews was penned…

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    The Old Testament was very important, as a foundation of the New Testament. The New Testament was never intended to replace the Old Testament. People who skip the Old Testament don't stop to think that this is the only BIBLE that Jesus and the apostles had. When they referred to the SCRIPTURE it was the Old Testament. The table below gives the titles of the books of the Old Testament and the New Testament. The three lists of Old…

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    recorded in the Hebrew bible. In Michael Molloy’s book, Experiencing the World’s Religions, he defines covenant as “a contract,” but more specifically as a contract “between the Hebrews and their God, Yahwheh” (340). The beliefs in Judaism hold firmly on one God, and they circle the covenant made between God and the Jewish people. The importance of the covenant is made clear in the rituals, symbols, history, and cultural observance of this intimate relationship between God and the Jewish people.…

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    on the Bible, especially in the ways in which people’s interpretations of the Bible today are related to the ways and reasons why certain books of the Bible were written. It has also been interesting seeing how Western society and history is very much dependent upon the Bible, and entire eras of history are separated by the ways people began to think and interpret the Bible. Another aspect of this class that was particularly intriguing was The motif of this class, that different people read…

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    biblical world. This does not only provide critical information to understand the history and to validate the accuracy of the given historical evidences but also helps believers to read and interpret the Bible in the contexts of the ancient times. One of the chapters in “The Archaeology of the Bible” written by Dr. Hoffmeier was particularly interesting and helpful to understand the historical and biblical settings of Exodus and the Sinai covenant. After…

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    The Hebrew Bible presents Balaam as a foreign seer who is capable of bestowing blessings and curses. In the passage of interest, the Moabite King Balak feared the approach of the Israelites and decided to contract Balaam to curse the Israelites. Yet Balaam does the bidding of God and refuses to curse the Israelites for Balak, instead blessing the Israelites through a series of poems. However, there are also inscriptions discovered in a sanctuary dedicated to the babylonian divine assembly that…

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    wisdom can be found over 200 times in the Bible, with prominent reference in the book or Proverbs (Blue Letter Bible, 2012). Throughout the New American Standard Bible, wisdom can be found in several variations, typically seen as a verb or an adjective. The Hebrew translation of wisdom is typically seen as chakam. Chakam is Biblically used to be wise, act wisely, instruct or teach wisdom, to be made wise, to make wise, or to show ones wisdom (Blue Letter Bible, 2012). Similar to chakam, another…

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