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    Re: Is God Real?

    Midrash is an ancient form of writing. It uses metaphor to teach lessons and also an attempt to explain what they did not understand. The Christmas story is a midrash. The crucifixion story is a midrash, so to are the parables. Example the idea of Joshua crossing the Jordan is a midrash reflecting the importance of the Jordan river being crossed on try land reflects the importance of that story compared with the most important Jewish story the crossing of the Red Sea.

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    Midrash is an ancient form of writing. It uses metaphor to teach lessons and also an attempt to explain what they did not understand. The Christmas story is a midrash. The crucifixion story is a midrash, so to are the parables. Example the idea of Joshua crossing the Jordan is a midrash reflecting the importance of the Jordan river being crossed on try land reflects the importance of that story compared with the most important Jewish story the crossing of the Red Sea.


    Well I agree that some of the bible is midrash, but not all of it.

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    There is very little real history in the Bible. It is metaphorical writing.

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    There is very little real history in the Bible. It is metaphorical writing.
    I think it's..... just writing.
    Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental.

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    Fuzzy according to the scholars it is to be read through j=Jewish eye in order to interpret what is there. Then we can see the wisdom included. Some scholars call it the "more than" book.

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    Fuzzy according to the scholars it is to be read through j=Jewish eye in order to interpret what is there. Then we can see the wisdom included. Some scholars call it the "more than" book.
    I don't have Jewish eyes, nor am I a scholar, but I would call it 'The Great Book of Contradictions'.
    Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental.

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    That is a failure to understand it and obviousl no desire to learn about it. But that is OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted View Post
    That is a failure to understand it and obviousl no desire to learn about it. But that is OK.
    Good point.
    Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental.

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    Jewish eyes in that context is obviously a metaphor implying that one should look at that saying by trying to see it as a scholar or a Jewish person would see it. That comes with a small understanding of early Jewish culture.

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    Jewish eyes in that context is obviously a metaphor implying that one should look at that saying by trying to see it as a scholar or a Jewish person would see it. That comes with a small understanding of early Jewish culture.

    In my view, God can appeal directly to the human mind, if he wants to. If he does not, then people cannot see his truth. And in my view, at this time, he does not, from my viewpoint; , Job 36:26

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