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revised What exactly was the “death in the pot”
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comment What exactly was the “death in the pot”
@JonEricson, definitely. Also, the Elisha narratives are some of the most bizarre and enigmatic in all of Tanakh. I think the wild style in those narratives reflects the fact that Elisha himself was an enigma and the people in his own time never really understood him.
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comment What exactly was the “death in the pot”
you are correct. I have deleted my earlier comment. Instead I meant to say: the literal translation of the Hebrew word רע is "evil." Those who translate: "there was no more bitterness in the pot" are departing from the literal meaning of the verse and offering interpretation.
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answered What exactly was the “death in the pot”
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revised What is the significance of the floating ax head in 2 Kings 6:1-7?
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revised What is the significance of the floating ax head in 2 Kings 6:1-7?
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answered What is the significance of the floating ax head in 2 Kings 6:1-7?
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accepted How big were the nomadic clans of the patriarchs?
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comment Did Ahaz burn up his sons in the fire or pass them through the fire?
What does "byd" mean and what does "akot" mean?
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asked How big were the nomadic clans of the patriarchs?
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answered What does it mean when God separated light from darkness?
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answered How did mankind's way of relating to God change in Genesis 4:26?
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comment When did Jonah compose his prayer in chapter 2?
You may very well be correct in your reading of Jonah, I just don't think these are simple issues.
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comment When did Jonah compose his prayer in chapter 2?
I strongly disagree with a black-and-white notion of truth and falsehood. It isn't useful, enlightening or edifying to think about the Bible's narrative history in these terms. A Bible story, or some detail of a story may be intended as a metaphor, exaggeration, allegory or literary invention without disaffirming the word of God or minimizing the importance of that text. IMO, a text that is informative, meaningful and religiously significant is more "true" than an exact transcription of past events.
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revised Is Psalm 19 an example of the Teleological Argument?
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answered Is Psalm 19 an example of the Teleological Argument?
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answered What does “image” in Genesis 1:26-27 mean?