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What Does The Mob Want Lot To Do In Genesis 19:9?, R. Christopher Heard Jan 2010

What Does The Mob Want Lot To Do In Genesis 19:9?, R. Christopher Heard

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Most English Bible translations render [Hebrew text A-B] in Gen 19:9 with some variant of “Stand back!” However, a very few interpreters recommend a translation along the lines of “Come closer!” more in keeping with the typical gloss on [Hebrew text A]. A detailed study of the syntax and semantics of both [Hebrew text A] and [Hebrew text B], as well as constructions similar to [Hebrew text A-B] demonstrates the strength of the minority suggestion.


The Dao Of Qoheleth: An Intertextual Reading Of The Daode Jing And The Book Of Ecclesiastes, R. Christopher Heard Jan 1996

The Dao Of Qoheleth: An Intertextual Reading Of The Daode Jing And The Book Of Ecclesiastes, R. Christopher Heard

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Of all the world's literary works which may appropriately be labeled religious classics, the Hebrew scriptures and the Daode Jing stand out as two of the most popular across cultural and linguistic boundaries. One might suppose that the cross-cultural popularity of these classics would have brought them into frequent contact with one another. However, not much seems to have been done to relate the Bible to the Daode Jing in a constructive way. In this article, I seek to begin redressing this lack of conversation by offering a reading of the biblical book of Ecclesiastes using the Daode Jing ...


Does God Bend The Rules?, Barry D. Fike Mar 1989

Does God Bend The Rules?, Barry D. Fike

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A brief meditation on Jonah and Hezekiah.


What A Wonderful Idea!, Barry D. Fike Apr 1987

What A Wonderful Idea!, Barry D. Fike

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A brief meditation on unity in the Christian church.


Hanging On To One String, Barry D. Fike Aug 1986

Hanging On To One String, Barry D. Fike

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This article provides six suggestions based on the Bible's teachings for keeping positive and overcoming adversity.


Do We Speak Where The Bible Speaks?, Barry D. Fike May 1986

Do We Speak Where The Bible Speaks?, Barry D. Fike

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A meditation on the expression: "We speak where the Bible speaks, and are silent where the Bible is silent."