Category Archives: Hebrew Bible

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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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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Homosexual Intercourse

The verses Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 are often understood as a general prohibition against male–male eroticism. A close examination of the underlying Hebrew, however, reveals that the text is more likely understood as a more narrow prohibition. In this study, … Continue reading

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

Here’s the NRS version of Genesis 3:16 To the woman he said, “I will greatly increase your pangs in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over … Continue reading

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