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Understanding the Bible

Stop Quoting Bible Verses at Me

Emily Timbol | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Emily Timbol

Too often, quoting the Bible to someone serves as the easy way out. The way to either end a conversation, trump whatever else the other person has to say, or provide a quick "comfort" so we can then move along. The Bible should not be used this way.

'Three Testaments': A Revolutionary Synthesis

Chris Fici | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion
Chris Fici

"Three Testaments" represents, in the light of how far the Interfaith experience has come in many ways since 9/11, a constructive and daring step forward in the dialogue between these major faiths.

The Problem With Rationalizing The Bible

Joel S. Baden | Posted 03.04.2012 | Religion
Joel S. Baden

Whether they actually happened or not is debatable. But to chalk biblical miracles up to freak occurrences of nature is fundamentally to misunderstand the nature both of the Bible and of belief in it.

How Bibles Make Mistakes

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.12.2011 | Religion
Lev Raphael

Is there a country in the world where people quote the Bible as much as we do here in America? But what are we quoting?

The Bible Is A Library, Not A Book

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 10.15.2011 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

The Bible is not a book. It is dozens of very different books bound together. The assumption that identifying one part as fiction undermines the factual character of another part is ludicrous.

Why You Don't Understand The Bible

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 08.21.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

The oral tradition that crystallized into the Talmud, the Midrashim and the Kabbalah is the only tool available to successfully decode the massive amount of legal, ethical and spiritual information embedded in the text.

Five Things Everyone Should Know About The Bible, Believe It Or Not

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

The Bible is a peculiar book, and it's hard to get straight information about it. Knowing the few bits of information provided here makes it possible to make sense of the Bible for yourself.