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Why do the Israelites turn so quickly to worship a golden calf immediately after witnessing God’s revelation?
Did the Samaritan woman really have five husbands?
If the Gospel of Matthew was written after 70 C.E., why does he minimize the destruction of Jerusalem?
Depending on your criteria, many different historical editions of the Bible could fit the description of the “oldest Bible.”
Why is ‘almah in Proverbs 30:19 translated differently? Could translation choices have impacted later theological developments?
Why is the story of Sodom and Gomorrah in the book of Genesis?
Where do the images of seraphs come from?
Who is the “elect lady” of 2 John 1?
Has the biblical figure of Satan evolved?
Why does Abraham claim that his wife Sarah is his sister?