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    The Bible Reconsidered: A Second Historical Look at Scripture

    When I read the Bible for the first time, I was a child and took it very literally, like reading any other book. I'd like to take a second look at it now in historical context, from the perspective of an adult who has become a Progressive Christian. I've participated in lots of discussions of...
  2. Y

    STOP saying the bible promotes slavery!!

    Church teaching does not practice or promote slavery, it liberates slavery by teaching a slave is no less of a person and no less value than a slave master, this was never heard of before christianity. Our Lord Jesus took on the form of a slave through poverty...
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    Why did the US South become the Bible Belt?

    The US is a more religious country than most parts of the developed world, including my country, the UK. It seems to me that the most likely reason for this is the large number of people who came to America for radical Protestant reasons - for example, the Puritans who went to New England, the...
  4. M

    Greek Bible

    We have a Greek & Hebrew copy of the OT, it's so easy to compare individual words,I find that most of the words in the Hebrew are modified Greek words. How can this be possible if Greek & Hebrew are unrelated languages? Righteous Jeremiah 12:1 - צדי&#1511...
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    Carthage is mentioned in the Book of Ezekiel Ezekiel 27:25 The ships of Carthage did sing of thee in thy market: and thou wast replenished, and made very glorious in the midst of the seas. πλοῖα ἐν αὐτοῖ&#962...
  6. Theodoric

    Is the Chronological order of the bible really the best way to present it?

    As it stands, the bible is organized in a chronological order of events. On the surface, it seems like an intuitive way to organize things. Is this really the best way, though? It’s doubtful that is how the authors of the Gospels, and the earliest editors, intended the texts to be processed this...
  7. C

    The Bible and its worth as a book

    Hi all! i am new to this site and it is my first post. Pls excuse my bad English. I have been wondering about it for a while. From the very the day we (i mean Europeans and Americans, ofc) are born, we are told (even if our families are not religious) that the Bible is a great...
  8. M

    Norse Mythology reveals Bible mysteries.

    In Norse mythology, Thor slew Geirrod, the Ice Giant, but that sounds awfully similar to the story of David slewing Goliath . A. Thor slew Geirrod B. David slew Goliath Goliath is related to the Arabic word Jalid, that means Ice, גליד (Glid ) is the modern Hebrew word for Ice-Cream and in...
  9. notgivenaway

    Could a very wise person have written the Bible or other holy books?

    I'm not Christian, but the Bible contains a lot of wisdom. However, the level of wisdom is something that a very wise and astute person could have written. This isn't to offend any Christians here, but then it's just my view after reading the Bible for a while.
  10. O

    The Indus Civilization in the Bible

    Hello! In Genesis 11:2, it is said that humankind moved from the east to a plain in the region of Shinar and settled there. In 11:9, we learn that Babel/Babylon was located in Shinar. So, 11:2 might refer to the downfall of the Indus Civilization. :nuts: If there was a mass migration from the...
  11. ghostexorcist

    The Archaeological Origins of Man's Dominion Over Animals

    The Archaeological Origins of Man's Dominion Over Animals By Jim R. McClanahan Genesis 1:26 states: And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth...
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    what is this weapon i found on fol.10v of the morgan bible

    When I was browsing the morgan bible the other day, i found this weapon(the one being used to cut someone in half): it looks a little like a massive two-handed knife without rivets, i just want to know what to call it, for the express reason of having one.
  13. JoanOfArc007

    The integrity of our national union, vs. abolitionism: an argument from the Bible

    Prior to and during the US civil war a # of Christian leaders(at least one from the pro Union side) argued that Christianity supports slavery... now we have heard this before but perhaps many folks have not had the chance to read documents from the 19th century authored by pro slavery...
  14. Bullit

    The Quran, the Bible and Torah.

    Okay I want this thread to look at religious texts from Islam, Christianity and Judaism that might not fit too easy with the modern world. Many here point fingers to Quran and suggest it alone out of the Abrahamic faiths has shocking verses. But that is far from the truth. Quran merely blends in...
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    what if bible explained God like this?

    If you have the time check out this possible explanation of God and our human consciousness and then say you think would happen if the bible explained life and God like this. GzCvlFRISIM Death is simple when our particles are rearranged in an unfortunate pattern.
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    Books for Studying Old Testament

    Best books for studying the Old Testament?
  17. Kapyong

    Council of Nicea 325 - did NOT select the books of the Bible

    Greetings all, It is widely believed, and often repeated in fora like this - that the Council of Nicea chose the canon (list of books) of the New Testament (or even the whole bible.) It is not true. The evidence is quite clear - Firstly, the documents produced by this council, including the...
  18. Kookaburra Jack

    Was the NT Bible critiqued 325 CE upon widespread publication?

    One would expect there to have been many literary critiques of the Greek NT Bible when it was used as a political instrument and widely published during the sole rule of Constantine 325-337 CE. How did the literate pagan Greeks in Alexandria respond? Did they respond at all? Are there...
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    Biblical historical truth vindications

    This is a history thread/topic not a religion/faith one, nor a(n unfulfilled) prophecy one (except fulfilled prophecy), and it is probably best to not be a creation vs evolution excepting historical/archaeological evidences of Genesis 1+ history. (Personally i do not consider this as speculative...
  20. Kapyong

    The Addition of Chapters and Verses to the NT

    Greetings all :) I've been looking into the old manuscripts (MSS) and versions of the Bible over the centuries, and when chapters and verses were added, inter alia. I just wrote this article which I hope readers will find informative and entertaining :) When were Chapters and Verses Added to...