Sunday, June 28, 2015

Scriptures and History

I recently had lunch with a few friends and I seem to have upset one of them when I suggested the story of Sampson was more legend than history. The thought was that I was "doubting scripture". I found this interesting as over the last few months I have witnessed and participated in several online debates about the historicity of scripture. In these debates I was generally on the conservative side arguing that scripture did describe historical events with relative accuracy. Here I found myself at a table of people I respected and was now being challenged for doubting historical accounts. I have been pondering this and trying to decide where I fit on the spectrum of scriptural interpretation.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

What is Man?

Each month my family memorizes a scripture. Every other month I make them memorize a scripture in Hebrew because I am just geeky like that. This month we are memorizing one of my favorites, Psalm 8. I would like to share some thoughts on it along with my personal translation. When choosing these verses I told my family that there were astronomy themes, creation themes and exaltation themes.