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Science of Biblical Interpretation: (3) The Uselessness of Certainty

[This is Science of Biblical Interpretation Cognitive tool-kit article (3). The mini-series is explained here.] In his article for This Will Make You Smarter, Carlo Rovelli discusses the Uselessness of Certainty (read online here). Uselessness of Certainty Rovelli writes: Lack … Continue reading

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Driscoll: Mis-Projected Metaphors, Yom Kippur, and fulfilment in Jesus (Pt 3)

[This is pt 3. See: Pt 1 : Pt 2.] Mark Driscoll is correct; Jesus fulfils the ritual system: the shapes and colours of the Yom Kippur festival are focused and made vivid in the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. … Continue reading

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Driscoll: Mis-Projected Metaphors, Yom Kippur, And Fulfilment In Jesus (Pt 2)

The previous post dealt with the misuse of metaphor and models when interpreting biblical texts. What follows is a reading of the Yom Kippur ritual found in Leviticus 16, in its cultural, social context. [Apologies for the length: It is … Continue reading

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Driscoll: Mis-Projected Metaphors, Yom Kippur, And Fulfilment in Jesus (Pt 1)

Mark Driscoll blogged about viewing Jesus through events in the Old Testament. One of the events examined was Yom Kippur. Unfortunately he missed the more correct meaning of the ancient Israelite festival as he viewed the text through the lens … Continue reading

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The Goal…

The goal of Jewish law is to be the grammar of living. Abraham Joshua Heschel, God in Search of Man: A Philosophy of Judaism

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Same-Sex Marriage: A Matter of Social Status

Cameron this week has again voiced his intentions to allow same-sex marriage. Predictably, there has been a rather vocal backlash from religious groups and cultural conservatives. Equally, there have been responses made to them from LGBTQ, cultural liberals, and equal … Continue reading

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Maimonides, Mikveh, and Meaning in Ritual

It is plain and manifest that the laws about uncleanness and cleanness are decrees laid down by Scripture and not matters about which human understanding is capable of forming a judgement; for behold, they are included among the divine statutes. … Continue reading

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