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    referenced and revered as sacred are The King James Version, considered a masterpiece of English literature, The Tanakh, or Hebrew Bible, The Aprocrypha, the books believed left out of some bibles, The Vulgate, the Latin Bible used for centuries by the Roman Catholic religion, and The Septuagint, the first ancient Greek translation of the Tanakh (Geisler and Nix 15, McCallum 4). The Bible is considered a sacred text by three major world religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Many believers consider

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    The Hebrew Bible contains conflicting and insufficient information, which impacts my views about what the Hebrew Bible says and what the Bible means. It has multiple dimensions. It is evident that various scriptures in the Hebrew Bible do not say what it means, nor does it mean what it says. “Ultimately it 's going to take some detective work in an effort to increase findings to enhance interpretation and more.” [6] I feel that portions of the Hebrew Bible should be modified, re-investigated, re-instated

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    literature still studied today comes from the Ancient Mediterranean lands. These stories, written in various formats, tell of the nature of all things involving gods, men, and the world that surrounded the people of the time. Religious text, like the Hebrew Bible, tell stories of an all-powerful god. In Psalms he is celebrated and praised, his relationship to man defined as a shepherd watching over a flock of sheep (INSERT

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    Hebrew Bible Exegesis

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    The translation and exegesis of the Hebrew Bible , have led to many versions of stories that we thought we knew, especially the book of Genesis and the first fall story . Hebrew words such as adam, and other significant words in Hebrew language will be the main focus on in this paper. These words can have very different meanings according to the exegetes and also of a person's belief system that is translating them. Thorough critical analysis of postexilic writings will cast doubt into believers

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    “Judah” is a proper noun which occurs hundreds of times referring to various entities in the Hebrew Bible. The Hebrew יְהוּדָ֗ה, or yᵉhûdâ, appears 810 times in the text. In addition to its main form yᵉhûdâ, it can be found 60 times with the gentilic suffix yᵉhûdî and in 6 more forms in the feminine yᵉhûdît. Finally, there are seven occurrences of the Aramaic translation yᵉhûd and ten of yᵉhûdây. The etymology of Judah is uncertain and unknown; however an association between יְהוּדָ֗ה and the verb

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    dehumanizing of women as the other human, which is also presented throughout the Hebrew Bible. Societal norms are reflected in Biblical text, including The Book of Ruth, and provide the reader with insight of social laws. Issues concerning intersection of race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and nationality, and the economic status of foreigners are prevalent in today’s society and critical in the examining and interpreting any Hebrew Bible scripture. In fact, The Book of Ruth is an excellent example of the intersecting

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    women from inequality manifest all throughout the Hebrew Bible. The Old Testament was mainly written by men who were all Priest, Prophets, Kings and other scholars. Since then, women’s social status were in control from the hands of men. One historical issue in the Hebrew Bible is rape. The ideologies of rape mainly occur in the book of Deuteronomy. The book of Deuteronomy Is the fifth book of the Torah which set the laws for the new generation of Hebrews. Therefore, scholarly perspectives are made on

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    between a scene from the sacred text in The Hebrew Bible and The Yusuf Sura of the Koran. The scene I will be focusing is the one in which Joseph is seduced by the king’s wife. More specifically, I will be demonstrating that in the Koran good and evil are made explicit in the world of the story and for the reader, while the Bible suggest that you should identify good and evil for yourself. The seduction scene in these text teach us about good and evil. In the Bible, the character Joseph and in the Koran

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    Zephaniah 3:9-20 is a biblical passage in the Hebrew Bible that features many different interpretations and can be related to various other biblical passages and stories as well. There are numerous historical and cultural contexts within this passage and the literary genre and structure, as well as theology are themes that are prominent in these verses of Zephaniah. The language and imagery in this particular book of the Hebrew Bible are culturally specific and deeply imbedded in the traditions

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    social, economic, and religious unit. Discuss. In the Hebrew Bible, women are viewed as minor and inferior figures. Women are given a secondary place in society, nonetheless they play a crucial role and have a number of vital figures in the Biblical history. The Apostle Paul, urged wives to obey their husbands and husband to respect their wives. This sums up the traditional idea of the family throughout Jewish history as pictured in the Bible. The man was the head of the house, however both man and

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    Neurotheology and Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible

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    continuing to grow and with better technology for neuro-imaging and a growing understanding of the human mind theologians can use this framework to better understand a wide variety of theological concepts. One theme in particular that is dominant in the Hebrew Bible is that of ecstatic states and prophecy. This phenomenon can be found in almost every culture and time period yet cannot be traced back to any one. Erika Bourguinon, one of the most prominent ethnologists in the area of altered states of consciousness

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    Arguably the first, most notable, account of womanhood in humanity, the portrayal of Eve in the Hebrew Bible has had a lasting effect on the place of women in society. Last in the string of creation in Genesis 2, Eve is portrayed as a lowly derivative and is often wrongly associated with temptation, lust and materiality. Further, the depiction of Eve has continued to impact the representation of women to this day. In modern day films like The Tree of Life and Noah one witnesses the damaging effects

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    Hebrew Bible “The Gift of Sacrifice.” Roxanne Lester In this paper I am going to discuss the reason for sacrifice, I will speak of the near sacrifice of Isaac in Genesis, why it occurs where it does in the text, and the faith that Abraham had in God. I will take texts and examples from certain parts of the scriptures to show my point and to explain where these answers are. Sacrifice was a huge deal back in the bible days. People would sacrifice animals all the time to show how loyal they

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    The Hebrew Bible organizes the biblical writings into 3 sections: Torah (“Instruction”), Nevi’im (“Prophets”), and Kethuvim (“Writings”). From the Kethuvim is a subsection of books known as “Wisdom Literature.” Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes compose this section. This genre of writing is based on experience rather than revelation and is a collection of observations and truths. These observations and truths provide teachings that can be applicable to the reader’s life as guidance for various situations

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    When I think of sex in the context of the Hebrew Bible, I immediately reflect on how I was first taught about sex. Sex was synonymous with sin, especially premarital sex which was an abhorable. Further I also consider how sex within the institution of marriage is not sin, which implies sex as the act is not inherently immoral, but rather an act, which as the Hebrew Bible suggests, should be reserved for marriage. Husband and wife are permitted to have sex whenever they please as their privilege and

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    Although some would argue that the portrayal of women as deceitful in both Medea and the Hebrew Bible is to demonstrate women’s lack of societal worth however, I will argue that the portal of women as the root of deception highlight the true moral fibers of the male characters in the stories. The first example of women being seen as the root of all deception is Eve from Genesis. “The woman saw that the tree was good for eating… and she took of its fruits and ate.” (p.160) the first quotes shows

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    There is much debate over the historical accuracy of the Hebrew Bible and The Epic of Gilgamesh. Some claim that to understand a work of literature requires extensive knowledge of the background of this work. The contrary position is that a work of literature can be interpreted solely on it’s content. The meaning of the term classical literature is that it can be applied during any period of time, it is eternal. Yet the conditions surrounding the author might still be of interest to the reader,

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    The Christian Bible, the Hebrew Scripture, The Muslim Koran: Words are Not Important, Our Actions Are Matt 13:3 "He told them many things in parables. 13:10 "Why do you talk to them in parables?" That's the crucial question: Did God, should God, have intended direct and final communication with us? If so, Jesus certainly failed his mission. There is little evidence that Jesus' appearance cleared anything up or gave us God directly. Wittgenstein, who wanted our language to be clear, knows

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    civilization in the world has its own story of how things are created. Each story reflects how people see and think the world at their time. In this essay, I am going to compare two myths of how man was created – the creation tale of Mohawk Tribe and the Hebrew Bible creation story. There are a lot of similarities as well as differences between these legends. While some differences between the two tales are the development of the stories and the meaning behind the stories, the similarities between them is the

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    In the Hebrew Bible, specifically in Genesis, there are a handful of events that the purpose of their presence seems somewhat unclear. The sacrifice of Isaac is one of these puzzling events. Though at first God’s command to Abraham seems arbitrary, the story comes in the end to exemplify great faith, trust in the lord’s command, god’s mercy. The sacrifice of Isaac is a peculiar event in the bible for a number of reasons. The first and perhaps most obvious being the emphasis that God has put on the

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