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Category Archive: Bible Culture

Scripture understood through the lens of the culture of the time scripture was written or spoken

Apr 11 2012

Expressions from the Bible

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I wrote a post back in 2009 titled Those Who Can Make You Believe Absurdities Can Make You Commit Atrocities that has apparently generated some controversy. The controversy is over the use of Voltaire’s statement in a context other than how he used it. In other words, since Voltair used the statement “those who can …

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Oct 01 2010

How to Read the Bible

My last post, I discussed how conclusions are drawn in reading the Bible  that are downright silly and/or absurd but also can be dangerous or even deadly.  Today, I thought I would share what I have learned about reading and understanding the Bible. While the Bible is unlike any other book ever written as it …

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Mar 31 2010

My Easter Rant

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I want to start off with as a Christian, I have NOTHING against celebrating the resurrection of our Redeemer.  In fact, I think it’s a wonderful event to celebrate.  Our Redeemer conquered death.  It is this that is celebrated.    Now that my disclaimer is out of the way, I’m going to share some thoughts about …

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Mar 30 2010

Love – Agape and Phileo

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The Greek language has several different words for “love.”  This may be confusing since we only have the one word – “love.”  The Greek language actually has several words that we translate to English as “love.”  The are numerous Greek words which are:       agapaō (G25) phileō (G5368) agapē (G26) philanthrōpía (G5363) philadelphía …

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Mar 28 2010

Passover In The New Covenant

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Typically, Christians do not celebrate Passover but instead, celebrate Easter which is right around the corner.  However, messianic Jewish congregations do celebrate Passover.  Since Passover begins March 29, 2010, I thought it would be nice to understand Passover and especially from a Messianic or from the New Covenant approach. Passover is the celebration of the …

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