I will admit, until yesterday I was totally ignorant of much of this. In the 1800-1900’s it has been popular to say this or that theological idea came from the Egyptians, but in my short studies with a pathetic library (most books written before they found Tutankhamen) I’ve found that a definitive statement on what an Egyptian believed would not be easy… I can say that they innovated a lot and you may have similar ideas, but as to whether that the Egyptians cared enough about any give idea outside of a few core convictions about the afterlife to keep the idea and then influence others… that seems like a stretch. 1,087 more words
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A loanword is a word that originates in one language, but makes it into another language for common use.
The Hebrew Bible is replete with loanwords. 959 more words
The Old Testament is often considered confusing and outdated, which leads many modern readers to avoid it. Rather than closely examining the seemingly complex passages of the Old Testament, readers study the clearer and more relevant teachings found in the New Testament. 4,029 more words
I’ve published an article on Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture entitled “A Kingdom, Which Shall Never Be Destroyed: Daniel 2.“
2014.11.18 | Margreet L. Steiner and Ann E. Killebrew, eds. The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant: c. 8000-332 BCE. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 2,138 more words