The recent analysis of writing on fragmentary ostraca from Tel Arad tells a fascinating story about literacy in biblical times. I've asked Adam Hemmin...
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The day now called Rosh Hashanah has come to lead to the holiday of Yom Kippur, which is observed as a time of self-examination and repentance. But that wasn't its original purpose.
There has never really been a satisfactory explanation as to how the Lord's "anger" worked as it is described in the Bible.
The confluence of events in Japan has created a horrific event of biblical proportions. As keepers of the highly radioactive Ark of the Covenant, Moses and Aaron would agree: screen, cleanse, isolate.
Perhaps it's understandable that by the end of my teenage years, I was shopping around for a focus of divinity whom I could understand a little better.
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