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From a God of the War to a God that saves Israel

The central episode that brought about a drastic change in the idea of ​​God was the destruction of Jerusalem (587 BC). This catastrophe determined a new development within the deuteronomist circles, which modified the texts written at the time of Josiah, one of the last kings of Judah. For example,…

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Who ‘the Elohim’ were? Divine beings? Angels? The God of Israel? (Second part)

Based on the Brown Driver Briggs’s Hebrew Dictionary we continue our research on the meaning of ELOHIM. Today we study two famous cases, where the reference is clearly to ‘God or divine beings’. The first case is Psalm 8:5: For thou hast made him a little lower than the ELOHIM, and hast…

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How to understand the Bible (First part)

For centuries the Bible is at the center of debate not only about its content and doctrines, but also around the way by which understand it. The Jews interpret literally their Bible – which roughly corresponds to our Old Testament –  so striving to settle all difficulties and contradictions through…

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