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Unformatted text preview: Reading Response #2 Upon reading from the Book Isaiah in the Jewish Bible, there were several things that caught my interest. I thought it was interesting how way was represented. If the Bible is a guide line for all those that practice religion, then crime and war would not be as prominent as it is today. War is constantly breaking out in the Middle East. “Thus He will judge among the nations / And arbitrate for the many peoples, / And they shall beat their swords into plowshares / And their spears into pruning hooks: / Nation shall not take up / Sword against nation; / They shall never again know war” (2:4). I also found it interesting, in the readings from Isaiah, that most of it is in poetic form. Is this perhaps to make this section of the Bible more memorable? There are also several mentions of the Lord throwing away the people’s idols and their materialistic possessions. “In that day, my Lord will strip off the finery of the anklets, the fillets, and the crescents… Instead of a rich robe, / A girding of sackcloth; / A...
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- Spring '08
- bible, Lord, Tanakh