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Esau selling Jacob his birthright

Achilles’ Heel and Jacob the Heel-Grabber: Wrestling with Weakness, Fate, and the Mysterious Divine

Achilles’ heel and Jacob’s heel are both points of weakness, but while Achilles’ weakness gets him killed, Jacob’s weakness saves him.

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Were Ancient Israelite Women Subservient? The Bible and Archaeology

Despite a common assumption, Israelite women were not dominated by men throughout ancient Israelite society.

Part of the A Gender Study: The Real Lives of Women and Men in the Bible series

The Biblical Mind: Elevating Biblical Thinking

The Biblical Mind is a magazine meant to investigate and re-orient readers to the thinking of the biblical authors apparent in their texts.

Jael and Sisera

The Rational Poet:
 Appealing to the Heart and the Mind in the Book of Judges

The Song of Deborah in the book of Judges demonstrates that Hebrew poetry is an appeal to reason just as much as it is an appeal to emotion.

Busts of philosophers, focused on Aristotle

Is Aristotle’s Ethics Hebraic? A Comparison of Greek and Hebrew Ethics

Though most of the “virtues” in the Bible would have found little welcome in Aristotle’s world of Athens, some of the Bible—its Hebraic tradition especially—contains moral concepts that, in form, can be considered Aristotelian.

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Who Is the Steward of Eden? Genesis and Environmental Stewardship

God sustains his creation, but environmental stewardship is the responsibility of humans, who rule over creation in His stead, according to his standards.

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What Repentance Really Meant in the Torah—and Why It Matters Today

Repentance in the Torah involved restitution for the wronged, responsibility from and grace for the wrongdoer, and justice within the whole community.

Tree beside an Israeli oasis, waterfall

Why Poetic Imagination Is Necessary to Understand Biblical Prophecy

The poetic imagination is that faculty which allows an image to become laden with meaning. We use this faculty to understand biblical prophecy.

Man removing bread from the oven

Neither Work nor Leisure Provides ‘Our Daily Bread’

God commands both work and rest, but neither of these provides our daily bread. Rather, they teach us to trust God to provide for our needs.

Painting of Joseph interpreting Pharaoh's dreams

Conflitos Familiares e a Restauração do Cosmo II: Realeza e Servidão na Família Eleita

Realeza é um tema importante em toda a Bíblia Hebraica. Na narrativa da criação de Gênesis 1, YHWH qualifica a…