The Bible and history

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    The story of Joshua conquering Jericho, and Samson’s bringing about of Israel’s deliverance from the Philistines, depict the decline of Israel from faultless success and obedience. The episode “Homeland” of History Channel’s The Bible tells the astonishing story of Joshua and Samson, who are given divine power and mercy through the Lord to secure the Promise Land. Both Joshua and Samson receive a calling from the Lord through a messenger to secure the land because through the Lord both men are given the strength to conquer the most evil and escape death. The story of Joshua conquering Jericho begins much like Moses’ calling from the Lord through the burning bush. Instead, Joshua is presented with a divine messenger, a commander of the heavenly force of the Lord, who represents the Lord’s attempt to bring forward justice to Earth. In Joshua chapter 5, the heavenly messenger states that he neither takes the side of Israel or Israel’s enemy. This demonstrates that the Lord’s desire for justice comes from Israel’s desire for freedom and land. The messenger of the Lord doesn’t command that Joshua rage war, rather he asks Joshua to remove his sandals in light of the Lord’s direction to Moses at the burning bush. Those residing in Jericho have fear of the Israelites, not because they would be battling the Israelite army, but because they would be battling…

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    The article I will be evaluating is “Evaluating King David: Old Problems and Recent Scholarship” by David A. Bosworth. At the time David Bosworth wrote the article he was a Professor at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. The article appeared in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly in 2006. The article addresses the controversies of King David. The Books of Samuel have caused the reputation of King David to come under question. The consequences to King David’s reputation have been caused by…

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    The Holy Bible is an intriguing collection of historical accounts recorded over a period of approximately 2000 years. The historical accounts published within the Bible provide an insightful glimpse into the thoughts, perspectives, and feelings of God and the people who inhabited the Mediterranean and Mesopotamian areas during this epoch, as well as detailed descriptions of the multitude of events that transpired during this era. The content of the Bible has been crafted by innumerable…

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    information was gathered is not known, but we realize it was not human self-knowledge. Oswalt then elaborates on the reasons there is no history writing in the ancient Near East. In the worldview of continuity, the idea of focus on now, subjective orientation, multiplicity of causes, determinism, and preoccupation with order and security are the reasons for the absence of history writing. The Bible has a significant difference in history than does continuity. The characters of the Bible are…

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    and Alvera M. Mickelson’s textbook: “Interpreting the bible”, the couple had the purpose and goal to equip” prospective pastors, as well as other Christian leaders in developing sound principals of interpretation that would help them to understand the truths of the bible and to evaluate the religious ideas that are brought and carried out in our daily lives” After many years of having their textbook in seminaries, colleges, and other institutions of higher learning, the couple decided that they…

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    people to know God and the great creation. Therefore, Bible must be the foundation and context of a Christian approach to the curriculum, such as science, history, and music. The Bible is the foundation and context of the curriculum of science. God declares in Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Everything is created by Him. All truth is God’s truth. Science should be the subject to glorify God’s greatness and intelligence. However, public schools bring the…

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    Scopes Trial

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    Throughout history there have been many debates about whether or not evolution and the Bible should be taught in public schools. In fact, there was once a court case, the Scopes Trial, in which many issues had arisen and were resolved about this controversy. One of the main issues discussed was a debate on evolutionism being taught in school. Clarence Darrow, an atheist lawyer, asked William Jennings Bryan, a devout and vocal politician and a Christian, a series of questions in regards to what…

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    The Bible is made up of 73 books all based on the word of God. The 73 books are divided into the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament is written before Christ whereas the New Testament is written after Christ. Together the testaments combine to create the Holy Bible. The Christian faith is based on the readings of the Bible, because it is said that god spoke to the prophets making the Bible a Sacred Scripture. God himself guided the authors who wrote the books of the Bible. The…

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    Defending the Word When people say that the Bible has authority, it simply can be translated to mean credibility. People are constantly attacking the Word of God and its authority, which means Christians everywhere, must be ready to defend the Word and its truths. The Bible draws its authority from the internal and external evidences we can find in Scripture and in our world. Internally, the Bible, though written by a human hand, is the inspired Word of God that have been spoken through the…

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    This course has been interesting in offering new perspectives 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…

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