Category Archives: Hebrew language

Why Was Adam Created?

Well, it’s that time, again. My class on the Genesis creation stories begins next month. Accordingly, I’ve been spending time reflecting on topics that students invariably find difficult to accept. One good example is Genesis 2:4b-9. Many of us, familiar … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name: Adam

In biblical Hebrew, like English, proper nouns almost always appear without a definite article (the). So, for example, when we refer to someone by name we never say “The Sharon” or “The Richard”1)I can think of only one exception – can you … Continue reading

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Being Human

Genesis 2:7 is rightly famous for revealing that the human was created from the dust of the earth. But, there is so much more that I never realized until I was rereading the text in preparation for next week’s class. … Continue reading

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Lost In Translation

My two latest column titled, “Lost in Translation I and Lost in Translation II” are now available. For previous articles you can look here. As you read these, think about what you’ve learned about the seventh day of creation as … Continue reading

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