Category Archives: Hebrew language

Does God Say Please

The May As It Is Written column is up. Titled “Does God Say Please“, it can be downloaded from here. Previous columns can be downloaded here. Enjoy

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As It Is Written

As It Is Written is the title of a column appearing monthly in the Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church’s Newletter. Its objective is to present, each month, a view of the Holy Scriptures rooted in the cultural milieu of the Ancient Near … Continue reading

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Is Lust a Sin?

The story of David and Bathsheba is one of the most enduring and insightful stories of the Bible. Perhaps one of the reasons is its moral complexity — a complexity unappreciated in part because most of us misunderstand what the … Continue reading

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Example Parallelism from Genesis 2:5-7

The divine author makes an important distinction in verse Genesis 2:5, i.e., between wild plants and cultivated ones. It’s important because it gives us insight into differences between the dwellers of Canaan and the people of Eastern and Western lowlands. … Continue reading

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