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Midrash

Jesus and the Bible Midrash Monday, January 7, 2019 More than telling us exactly what to see in the Scriptures, Jesus taught us how to see, what to emphasize, and also what could be de-emphasized or ignored. Beyond fundamentalism or literalism, Jesus practiced a form that the Jewish people called midrash, consistently using questions to keep spiritual meanings open, often reflecting… Continue Reading Midrash

Scripture: Week 2 Summary

Scripture: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, February 28-Friday, March 4 The first act of divine revelation is creation itself. The Bible of nature, was written at least 13.8 billion years before the Bible of words, at the moment of the Big Bang. (Sunday) God simply wants mirroring images of God to live on this earth and… Continue Reading Scripture: Week 2 Summary

Beyond Words

Wisdom’s Way of Knowing Beyond Words Thursday, January 15, 2015 All words are metaphors approximating the hard-knock of reality itself. That doesn’t mean we throw words and ideas out. Quite the contrary! The best Jewish approach to scripture study was called midrash; they struggled with the text, unraveled it, looked at its various possible meanings,… Continue Reading Beyond Words

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