Category Archives: What the Bible Really Says

In the category posts and pages dealing with mistranslations and misunderstandings of the biblical text.

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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A Still Small Voice?

In 1 Kings 19:12, the story of the mighty Yahweh speaking to His prophet Elijah in a “still small voice” in the aftermath of a great storm has stirred the imaginations of squishy clergy of all traditions. Much has been … Continue reading

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Putting Translation Concerns to Rest

While working on the content for our up-and-coming class, “What the Bible Really Says“, two articles came to my attention that were quite timely and address a concern that a number of students have expressed to me, namely that all these newly discovered … Continue reading

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Genesis 3:16 – Does the Husband Rule His Wife?

(A downloadable, PDF version of this document is available, complete with footnotes. Click Genesis 3:16 – What the Bible Really Means) With one exception, all English Bibles render Genesis 3:16b along the following lines: ..but toward your husband will be … Continue reading

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