In New Testament studies, the dominant story of Christian origins is pretty simple: Jesus sparked a Jewish messianic movement that eventually fused with pagan “divine son” philosophy, of which the most successful result was (orthodox) Christianity with a bunch of less successful off-shoots (heresies) that eventually died out. 1,228 more words
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They were supposed to be God’s chosen people, a light to the nations.
They were supposed to have possession of a land.
They were supposed to worship in a glorious temple. 1,240 more words
In my previous post, I discussed the importance of understanding the genre of a text in order to read and interpret it more correctly (I say “more correctly” because it is nearly impossible to interpret a text exactly how it was intended to be understood). 424 more words