Following the Bible

Sherrill Fulghum By Sherrill Fulghum, 10th Sep 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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The Bible has been used a great deal of late to express belief, but what about The Bible and what it is telling us?

Believing in the Bible

For many the Bible is a way of life – rules to follow on how one should live their life. For others it is a guide on how we as a human raceshould conduct our lives. And there are those who see the Bible as little more than a collection of stories created thousands of years ago by men who lived in a very different world from what we see today.

It is divided into two sections – the Old and the New. The “books” in those sections are written at different times and even in different languages.

Long before there was Hebrew, there was Aramaic. Both languages were used to write the Old Testament; while the New Testament was originally written in Greek. The Old Testament was later translated from Hebrew to Greek. And both have since been translated from Greek first of Old English and then modern English...and translated again into many other languages.

Translating is not an exact science, but a very subjective art that will not come out exactly the same way when done by different people. For example; fruit in Hebrew became apple, big fish in Hebrew has become whale, and men as a plural for men and women has been totally lost in translation.

But even with all that, just exactly what is this guide for human kind really telling us?

If properly studied, one will find that being stoned to death is the answer to nearly every crime...yet; one of the Ten Commandments sent down with Moses from Mount Sinai strictly prohibits murder. Adultery is a big no no; so is being a pagan, but The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost don't count.

Slavery is legal; as is subjugating one's wife – but a man can have more than one of those.

According to Jewish tradition, there are 613 commandments in the Torah – first five books of the Bible – 365 negative ones and 248 positive ones. Three hundred and sixty five! That's a lot of don't do this... rules.

There are those who think that the United States – who has laws of separation of church (religion) and state (government) – should follow the rules of the Bible – most specifically the New Testament – and forego the laws of the Constitution.

With all that stoning and slave owning??? Perhaps they need to go back and read – uh study – the book again.


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Sherrill is an award winning journalist with a speciality in music and entertainment. She is also a photographer.

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author avatar Retired
11th Sep 2015 (#)

I don't get it - what has this piece got to do with "Believing in the Bible"?

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author avatar Sherrill Fulghum
11th Sep 2015 (#)

Soory John, I just realized it was the wrong article that got posted. I will take care of it.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
11th Sep 2015 (#)

Sherrill, thanks for sharing your adventure. It sounds like a trip of a lifetime. I wish we could see pictures of what you are describing.

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author avatar Sherrill Fulghum
11th Sep 2015 (#)

Sorry Nancy, the article got mixed up, there is an article with photos on here somewhere; you might have to search for it.

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