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comment Does the Bible say the Earth is flat?
Similarly, Jesus undoubtedly said the mustard seed is the smallest of all seeds (even though it's not). But Jesus wasn't trying to teach his followers about horticulture. It would be wrong to say Jesus taught the mustard seed is the smallest seed, but we shouldn't deny he said it.
May
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comment Does the Bible say the Earth is flat?
I think you missed the point of the question. The OP is not asking whether the Bible teaches that the earth is flat, but whether it says the earth is flat--even in an incidental phrase. You're correct that none of these passages have the intent of teaching a flat-earth cosmology, but it's a stretch to say those poetic statements were not written by someone who thought the earth was flat.
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Apr
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revised Was Moses the probable author of Genesis?
removed numbers 21:14 based on discussion with Blessed Geek.
Apr
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comment Was Moses the probable author of Genesis?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Apr
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comment Was Moses the probable author of Genesis?
@BlessedGeek That's why I mentioned the RSV and NRSV. They made the decision--highly controversial in some Christian circles--to stick with the Masoretic text even where it conflicts with Christian doctrine. (The most notable example is "the young woman is with child" in Isaiah 7:14. That one got these translations banned by some Christian denominations.) Yet RSV and NRSV both say "book" in Numbers 21:14.
Apr
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comment Was Moses the probable author of Genesis?
@BlessedGeek Although many English translations rely on the Septuagint, some--notably the Revised Standard Version and the New Revised Standard--use the Masoretic text. Both the RSV and the NRSV have "book" here.
Apr
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comment Was Moses the probable author of Genesis?
@BlessedGeek I don't know Hebrew. But I do know this: more than 90% of English translations use the word "book" here. Are you claiming that most Bible translators have misread or misunderstood the Hebrew?
Apr
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reviewed Needs Improvement Is this translation of Genesis 1:1 accurate?
Apr
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reviewed Satisfactory Did Moses write Psalm 90?
Apr
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reviewed Satisfactory What is Jesus' purpose in asking about Psalm 110?
Apr
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reviewed Needs Improvement What does the phrase "ἐγὼ ἐν τῷ πατρὶ καὶ ὁ πατὴρ ἐν ἐμοί ἐστιν” mean in John 10:38 as well as John 14:10?
Apr
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reviewed Satisfactory John 16:12 - What were the “many things”?
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reviewed Satisfactory Shema and Psalms 110: Is Mark making a case for Jesus' divinity?
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reviewed Excellent What does the Greek word κύριος mean in 1 Cor. 12:3?
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reviewed Satisfactory What is “that day” in John 14:20?
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reviewed Excellent Why is the only use of the word antichrist (G500) in 1st and 2nd John?