Elohim: God or gods? (Genesis chap. 1, verse 1)

The third word of the Hebrew Bible is Elohim: “Bereshìt barà Elohim …” “At the beginning God created … “. So, at the very beginning of the Hebrew Bible we find a reference to polytheism? The verb barà (created) is singular, so the author was convinced that there was only…

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The Pope Francis’ Encyclical letter on Ecology (Third part)

Today I comment another part of the pope’s encyclical letter where are offered biblical passages about ecology. Today I comment the paragraph number 67: We are not God. The earth was here before us and it has been given to us. This allows us to respond to the charge that…

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The Pope Francis’ Encyclical letter on Ecology (Fourth part)

Today again I’m going to analyze the biblical texts quoted and commented by the Pope in his encyclical “Laudato si’ “. Today I comment the n. 68: This responsibility for God’s earth means that human beings, endowed with intelligence, must respect the laws of nature and the delicate equilibria existing between the creatures…

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The Light is God or the place where he lives? (Genesis chap. 1, verse 3)

“And God said, Let there be light and there was light!” This is the first step of the biblical creation; first of all, we see how God creates without using external tools, as well indicated by the Hebrew verb barà. In fact, he uses the simple word – davàr –…

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