aug 27 - Is the thought or ideal of "an eye for an...

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Is the thought or ideal of “an eye for an eye” still valid; has it ever been valid? What is the difference in the way the three main religions (Islam, Christianity, Jews) interpret the Old Testament? Were the prophets meant to be interpreted literally and do they truly predict the course of human history? Aug 27 The Hebrew bible: an introduction 1. why study the Hebrew bible? a. Religious reasons i. It allows for the persecution of any disliked group of people ii. Three main religions are based on this book (Islam, Christ, Jew) b. Literary reasons i. Much of the great literature of today cant be fully understood without first understanding the bible c. Historical i. Root of our civilization 2. problems with studying the Hebrew bible a. the text i. generally assumed that you are reading what was originally written 1. we don’t have the original text of any of these books 2. dead sea scrolls are the earliest known copy of the bible a. still a 700 year gap in time btw the scrolls and when
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