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Understanding Israel’s 10 Commandments

06/14 | Are the 10 Commandments really a moral code, or did the ancients understand them rather as the constitutional basis of a political theocracy?   Read more…

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Should We Take Creation Stories in Genesis Literally?

06/02 | Were the creation stories in Genesis meant to be taken literally? Maybe not, says Biblical scholar Shawna Dolansky in her Biblical Views column “The Multiple Truths of Myths” in the   Read more…

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How the Serpent Became Satan

06/01 | The serpent in the Garden of Eden is portrayed as just that: a serpent. The story in Genesis 2–3 contains no hint that he embodies the devil, Satan or any   Read more…

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