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I'm a native English (American) speaker.
I studied linguistics and journalism at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
In the past I worked as a freelance journalist in English media in Israel and am currently a content writer and editor for a U.S.-based home improvement website.
I enjoy linguistics and grammar, and am especially intrigued by the translation of idioms, slang and metaphors.


Nov
15
comment What does “image” in Genesis 1:26-27 mean?
TO @MonicaCellio, I don't understand your comment. Exodus 20:3 commands man not to create any physical likeness, and 20:4 commands man not to worship it. In Genesis, man is described as being created in God's likeness (even physical likeness). What's wrong with that? Are you suggesting that by interpreting Genesis as "physical likeness" it comes out that God in Genesis violates what God says not to do in Exodus? A. Genesis comes first, before the command. B. I don't think all the laws that apply to us apply to God.
Nov
15
comment What does “image” in Genesis 1:26-27 mean?
To @GalacticCowboy, you're right, it's in Psalms, though it's 39:7... I missed those two b/c at a quick glance I thought they were different words. It's in Daniel 3:1. And yes, it's used in the context of idols. But obviously it doesn't have to be used only in the context of idols, as seen by the Genesis examples.