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The New American Bible, in note 4 to 2 Kings chapter 3, does initially attribute this triumph to the god Chemosh. However, the New American Bible then suggests an alternative, monotheistic explanation, which inevitably recognises the polytheistic beliefs of the early Israelites and their belief in the efficacy of child sacrifice: The wrath against ...


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A literal reading of Genesis 3:16 certainly seems to imply that pain (even pain associated with childbirth) pre-existed sin. However, having tagged "contradiction," it seems you have a problem with pain being described as good. So let's explore that. Pain doesn't FEEL good; so how can it BE good? Stepping beyond the shallow machismo behind pithy ...


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You may first wish to begin by consulting a parallel Bible or a more modern translation. It is important to update the grammar of the Bible periodically lest important meaning be lost in words that fall out of the collective English vocabulary or (and perhaps worse) meaning appear where there was none as meanings and language evolves and changes. ...



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