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In the Bible, God offered the Pharaoh freedom if he would just let the oppr

In the Bible, God offered the Pharaoh freedom if he would just let the oppressed people free to go to the land of milk and honey. But the Pharaoh disobeyed, and he was destroyed.
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The Elephantine papyri - written as some of the books of the Bible are bein

The Elephantine papyri - written as some of the books of the Bible are being written - is true social and legal documentation, and to historians overwhelmingly powerful and moving, even when ostensibly about trivial things.
Posted 4 months ago

The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely t

The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely thin paper with a bit of matress stuffing in it, if you could get a match, was as good a smoke as I ever tasted.
Posted 4 months ago

The words of the Bible, and the Bible alone, should be heard from the pulpi

The words of the Bible, and the Bible alone, should be heard from the pulpit.
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If I were doing something that the Bible condemns, I have two choices. I ca

If I were doing something that the Bible condemns, I have two choices. I can straighten up my act, or I can somehow distort and twist and change the meaning of the Bible.
Posted 4 months ago

I would point out that if you're a believer in the Bible, one would have to

I would point out that if you're a believer in the Bible, one would have to say the Great Flood is an example of climate change and that certainly wasn't because mankind had overdeveloped hydrocarbon energy.
Posted 4 months ago

Hebrew as a contemporary language, especially for poetry, is no longer the

Hebrew as a contemporary language, especially for poetry, is no longer the language of the Bible; but neither is it not the language of the Bible.
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The Bible is very resonant. It has everything: creation, betrayal, lust, po

The Bible is very resonant. It has everything: creation, betrayal, lust, poetry, prophecy, sacrifice. All great things are in the Bible, and all great writers have drawn from it and more than people realise, whether Shakespeare, Herman Melville or Bob Dyl
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The Bible should be taught, but emphatically not as reality. It is fiction,

The Bible should be taught, but emphatically not as reality. It is fiction, myth, poetry, anything but reality. As such it needs to be taught because it underlies so much of our literature and our culture.
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The Sistine Chapel is an extraordinary work of education - it lays out all

The Sistine Chapel is an extraordinary work of education - it lays out all the early books of the Bible.
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This Bible is for the government of the people, by the people and for the p

This Bible is for the government of the people, by the people and for the people.
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When I turned 18, my mom, my nana and I all went and had tattoos of our fav

When I turned 18, my mom, my nana and I all went and had tattoos of our favorite Bible verses put on the inside of our wrists. Mine is 1st Timothy, 4:12.
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