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Bible: The Old Testament

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Alter, Robert and frank kermode, eds. The Literary Guide to the Bible. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1987.

Auerbach, Erich. “Odysseus’ Scar.” Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature. Trans. Willard R. Trask. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1953.

Barton, John and john muddiman, eds. The Oxford Bible Commentary. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Freedman, David Noel, ed. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: W. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000.

Jagersma, Henk. A History of Israel in the Old Testament Period. Trans. John Bowden. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1983.

Miles, Jack. God: A Biography. New York: Vintage Books, 1995.

Noth, Martin. The History of Israel. 2nd ed. Trans. P. R. Ackroyd. New York: Harper and Row, 1960.

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not sure about the Analysis

by JEDI1016, September 01, 2012

The section that quotes 1:27-29 relies heavily on the use of the semicolon in the passage. however this is not punctuation that exists in Hebrew and would not have been in the original. in particular its not aplicable to "man and woman he created them" because the 'them' is actually singular in Hebrew and therefor should be translated "Man and woman he created it (humanity)" so its not even the same kind of binary described in the analysis.

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Physicality?

by GrammarJunkie18, July 11, 2013

You keep repeating that Gd appears in different forms and can be physical, while in fact the Old Testament itself says that He sent an angel, or made something appear, etc. Also, the Bible specifically says that He is not physical. In chapter 4 of Deuteronomy, Moses says to the Hebrews: "And you shall watch yourselves very well, for you did not see any image on the day that the Lord spoke to you at Horeb from the midst of the fire," then goes on to explicitly say not to make any image of Him because He doesn't have one! I just don't see how ... Read more

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song of solomon

by pastorluke, December 22, 2013

The bible states that you are not to focus on words of no value and look at the big picture 2 Timothy 2:14
[ Dealing With False Teachers ] Keep reminding God’s people of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.. The reason for this was the attempted forced paganism of the church by deception. The Bible interprets itself as intended and todays false interpretations and nit picking are very troubling and indicative of corruption. Here, watch this for how the ... Read more

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