Soulen-Irenaeus and the wrong turn — theoutwardquest

In The God of Israel and Christian Theology, R. Kendall Soulen often talks about “the standard canonical narrative.” This is the way Christian thinkers have told the biblical story since the second century. Soulen thinks this standard narrative is flawed. Two biblical themes are the consummation of creation and the redemption of creation. God created […]

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Scribes and the Making of the Bible — Karen R. Keen

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My last post examined what it means that God inspired and collaborated with human beings to write the Bible. This post explores how the scribes who wrote the Bible did their work, especially as it relates to their expansion and adaptation of texts, as well as engagement with other ancient Near Eastern writings.[1] To be…

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How Did God and Human Beings Write the Bible? —

Have you ever wondered where the Bible came from? Christian doctrine states God inspired human beings to write Scripture, but few of us have unpacked what that means. 77 more words

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The Ancient Greek Bible You Didn’t Know Existed — Karen R. Keen

A significant key to understanding the creation of the Bible is the Septuagint. The Septuagint (LXX) is the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament).[1] The importance of this work for Christians should not be underestimated. 68 more words

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The Quest for the Original Bible — Karen R. Keen

Is there an “original” Bible? Can we sort through copies of biblical manuscripts to reconstruct the first autographs penned by individual authors? Often Christians believe it’s essential to find the single, original meaning of the Bible, usually through a branch of biblical studies called textual criticism. 56 more words

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What Does the Bible Say about Sex? — Karen R. Keen

This is part 1 of a 2 part series. Part 1 begins with what the Bible says about sex. Part 2 will examine why certain views on sex are in the Bible and their relevance for Christians today. 63 more words

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This is the kind of Democrat I want to support:

Some top Democrats already see Trump as a potential ally in an infrastructure push.
Rep.Peter DeFazio(D-Ore.), ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said he has a $500 billion proposal “with a revenue source” ready to go.
And Rep.Richard Neal(D-Mass.), who’s in line to chair the House Ways and Means Committee, said he sees infrastructure as an area where Democrats can work with the White House.
“Clearly, the administration might be able to move to do some infrastructure work with us,” Neal said.Some top Democrats already see Trump as a potential ally in an infrastructure push.

Instead of moaning and wailing, they are trying to use Trump’s openness to a deal on infrastructure to make it happen. And that deal would benefit voters a million times more than grandstanding and beating on the…

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