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Why Did God Choose Israel?

The Bible’s history of the Israelite people is put in the context of a branching family tree of humanity going all the way back to the first humans on earth. At each point where the tree branches, the lineage is

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Posted in The Bible Re-Viewed

If There Was No Literal Flood, What does the Ark Mean?

In his massive multi-volume work Secrets of Heaven, originally published in eight Latin volumes in London, 1749–1756, Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) states that the first chapters of Genesis, up to somewhere in the genealogy in Genesis 11 that leads to the stories

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Noah’s Ark: A Sea Change in the Human Mind

What do the stories of Creation and Noah’s Ark have in common? Umm . . . atheists and fundamentalists spend a lot of time arguing about them? Haha! Yes they do. But besides that? They’re both really old? Yes, they

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Posted in Science Philosophy and History, The Bible Re-Viewed

A Christian Movie Review of Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah”

(Warning: major movie plot spoilers below) First, the disclaimer: Darren Aronofsky’s movie Noah is not faithful to the Bible story. If your primary interest is to see a dramatization of the Bible narrative of Noah and the Ark as told

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Posted in Popular Culture, The Bible Re-Viewed

Secrets of Heaven, by Emanuel Swedenborg

What are the stories in Genesis about? Was the world really created in six days, or is there some deeper meaning? What about Adam and Eve? Noah and the Ark? How can we believe these stories in the first few

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