Continuing from part 1 where I began my day with a comparison between the JW’s New World Translation, my NOAB and a brief glimpse into the Interlinear Bible, while hunting dictionary meanings of various words used in the first two bibles, I came across a website with some brief but interesting articles. One of them … Continue reading Isaiah moments – (is it) all in the interpretation (Part 2)
What is an Isaiah moment? It’s when the name keeps popping up, in all sorts of unusual places, to the point where you think it’s about time you opened that ‘book’ again, and see what needs, or wants, to be seen. So today, on Good Friday (a Christian oxymoron), I have been having those moments … Continue reading Isaiah moments – (is it) all in the interpretation? (Part 1)
God created all of us in ‘his’ likeness. If we remove the sexism, assuming there is only one God, then God is both male and female. For simplification I’ll keep calling God ‘he’ .. If God created all of us in his likeness, then some part of him is black, white, yellow, red and gay. … Continue reading Created in ‘his’ likeness …
Ok, so I am playing with words .. but here's a thought ... who is 'us'?In my translation of the Bible (New Oxford Annotated Bible Fourth Edition) the 'Lord' said, "Come, let US go down and confusion their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech". This throws me back to the conversation at … Continue reading More babble about Babel
Who is God? .. or even ‘what is God’? I remember a discussion, well, almost a discussion, with an interesting young male Christian who, when asked not to use the Bible as a source of reference for ‘who is God’ gave up the argument straight away, because the Bible is the only source, or ‘Word’, … Continue reading Observing Genesis: The Tower of Babel and Faith
Sometimes the most interesting part of my bible is the writer’s commentary at the bottom of each page. Their interpretation of the text makes me sit back and wonder .. wonder where they got that idea from? The story of Cain and Abel is a classic example. Who were they? Two of the sons of … Continue reading Observing Genesis: Cain and Abel
God created Adam; we will ignore Lilith for the purpose of this discussion. We know God created Adam, because he did it twice. I have to wonder what was wrong with the first version. That being said, I looked up Genesis and it reads “Let ‘us’ make humankind in our image, according to our likeness … Continue reading Observing Genesis: God and Adam, who created humanity?