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Who was the real Ahasuerus?

Ahasuerus is the Hebrew name for the Persian Emperor usually identified as Xerxes I.  There has been some recent debate over who Ahasuerus really was and some historians believe him to be an emperor of a later time.  But either way, the … Continue reading

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Modern ‘Song of Songs’

So now I come to you, with open arms, Nothing to hide, believe what I say So here I am with open arms, Hoping you’ll see what your love means to me Open arms (1).  She’ll let you in her … Continue reading

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God’s Justice in the Form of Natural Disasters? (Group Prospectus)

The term theodicy comes from the Greek ‘theos’ meaning god, plus ‘dike’ meaning justice, so theodicy literally means god’s justice.  Is it appropriate for us to consider the possibility that each tsunami, earthquake, tornado, flood, drought, or storm is God passing … Continue reading

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Struggles in Developing Monotheistic Worship

Things to help me with: I have too much information to sift through.  I would like to narrow the topic just a bit, which areas should I develop and what could I do without? I would also like to include … Continue reading

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Prospectus: The Sruggle of Developing Monotheistical Worship from a Polytheistical Culture

What makes the worship of one god so difficult?  Why are the pages of scriptural text littered with the failure of Israel to maintain a monogamous relationship with their God?  Hebrew, Israelite, and Jew are all terms used to refer … Continue reading

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