Let Justice Roll Down

Amos 5-6 contains some of the most moving poetry in the Hebrew Bible and strongly denounces religious hypocrisy and economic inequality.

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Was the Gospel of Thomas Gnostic?

The origins of the Gospel of Thomas—and the accuracy of its classification as a Gnostic text—are enigmatic.

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Revelation and Conflict Resolution

The Book of Revelation teaches a very archaic way of dealing with conflict.  People still do it all over the world; they try to kill the people they don’t like.  It’s an old habit of the human race; and it’s worked, unfortunately, very often. 

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Gustave Courbet, Funeral at Ornans, 1849. Oil on canvas, Musee d’Orsay, Paris.

Lord Is My Shepherd

Psalm 23 is the well-known song of trust that begins “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want” (KJV).

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Bible Odyssey: People, Places, and Passages

Explore the fascinating origins of the Bible and its eventful history. On Bible Odyssey, the world’s leading scholars share the latest historical and literary research on key people, places, and passages of the Bible.

Debate surrounds the last words uttered by Job in the book that bears his name.

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