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Job, its many purposes and why it is a Wisdom piece

The Book of Job is one of the most well-known instances of a book attempting to explain the existence of evil in the world. In this story, Job, a man who is near perfect and is the paragon of human … Continue reading

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Ruffing Project, Judges and Modern History

My paper consists of an argument that the book of judges resonates with modern historiography and that the personal flaws in the judges (Gideon and Samson in particularO) resemble those of modern era historical figures (Robespierre and Napoleon Respectively.) Although … Continue reading

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Topic Prospectus: Judges, Revolutions, and broken promises.

            The book of Judges is a book of unfulfilled potential and broken promises. In this book, God chooses leaders from among the commoners in Israel to lead the people out of various harsh circumstances, particularly foreign oppression. However, each … Continue reading

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The Social roles of priests in the Bible

Generally when we consider the roles of clergymen in our society, we tend to consider them merely to be religious teachers. However, Leviticus demonstrates that the roles of priests in ancient Israel were far broader. In the first half of … Continue reading

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