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  • The sacred writings of Judaism, called by Christians the Old Testament, and comprising the Law (Torah), the Prophets, and the Hagiographa or Writings
  • The collection of texts traditionally called Tanak by Jews and the Old Testament by Christians, written mostly in Hebrew.
  • Teachings of HaShem to human beings; see “TANAKH”
  • A collection of sacred books containing diverse materials concerning the origins, experiences, beliefs, and practices of the Israelites. Most of the extant text was compiled by members of the priestly class in the fifth century B.C.E. and reflects the concerns and views of this group. (p. 99)


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The Jewish Bible: Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures — The New JPS Translation According to the Traditional Hebrew Text: Torah * Nevi'im * Kethuvim
The Jewish Bible: Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures -- The New JPS Translation According to the Traditional Hebrew Text: Torah * Nevi'im * Kethuvim
Regarded throughout the English-speaking world as the standard English translation of the Holy Scriptures, the JPS TANAKH has been acclaimed by scholars, rabbis, lay leaders, Jews, and Christians alike. The JPS TANAKH is an entirely original translation of the Holy Scriptures into contemporary English, based on the Masoretic (the traditional Hebrew) text. It is the culmination of three decades of collaboration by academic scholars and rabbis, representing the three largest branches of organized Judaism in the United States. Not since the third century b.c.e., when 72 elders of the tribes of Israel created the Greek translation of Scriptures known as the Septuagint has such a broad-based committee of Jewish scholars produced a major Bible translation.
In executing this monumental task, the translators made use of the entire range of biblical interpretation, ancient and modern, Jewish and non-Jewish. They drew upon the latest findings in linguistics and archaeology, as well as the work of early rabbinic and medieval commentators, grammarians, and philologians. The resulting text is a triumph of literary style and biblical scholarship, unsurpassed in accuracy and clarity.

Duplicity on the Loose!

Duplicity on the Loose!

pl. du·plic·i·ties
a. Deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech.
b. An instance of deliberate deceptiveness; double-dealing.
1. The quality or state of being twofold or double.

Matthew 24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. 15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. 19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. 23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25 Behold, I have told you before. 26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. 27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. 29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: 33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. 35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. 36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his hous

one sign in the sky or maybe two?

one sign in the sky or maybe two?
The family was gathered again at the bedside
in the trauma unit at Harborview Hospital in Seattle.
They were keeping a lonely vigil over their son, who had been
in a frightful auto crash and suffered life-threatening injuries.
For days on end, he had breathed with the help of a ventilator.
He had not moved, nor opened his eyes, nor spoken.
“It could go either way,” the doctor told his parents bluntly.
Then one Saturday evening, as his mother and father held his hand and prayed
with him, there came a tiny movement – his hand squeezing theirs
ever so slightly.
They looked at his face and saw a tear at the corner of his eye.
In that moment the mother and father embraced one another
and wept joyful tears of their own.
“It was a SIGN to me,” said his mother.
“A sign that told me he might come back to us…that there is still HOPE!”

We humans need such signs of HOPE in this disaster-filled world,
where earthquakes rumble and hurricanes roar,
where madmen’s bullets and auto crashes end children’s dreams,
and where the greatest tragedy remains our human STUPIDITY AND SIN.

We need something that will lift our eyes, stir our spirits, and
restore our faith.

How about you? Would you like a SIGN of HOPE?
Well then, child, look and listen, and I will give you one – a sign both
ancient and enduring, and exquisitely beautiful –
It came, the Bible tells us, right on the heels of the greatest of all disasters in history –
the FLOOD that very nearly wiped the human race off the map.
As the scene opens, we see eight people – Noah and his family.
They have just emerged from the ark after spending a year and ten days
cooped up with each other and all those smelly animals.
Can you imagine the vision of devastation that met their eyes?
Dead people. The bloated carcasses of animals.
The ruination of everything that comprised the civilized world.
How would you feel if you discovered that your family was the only one left
on earth…
and the future was entirely in your hands?
“WHAT A MESS!” I can hear them saying. “Where do we go from here?”
Now comes God’s answer:
A Rainbow! God gave them a rainbow!
Not the sort of thing we’ve come to expect in the wake of a disaster.
We’re more accustomed to seeing the National Guard, and hastily-erected tent
shelters. Volunteers at the back of open semi-trailers, distributing
distilled water and K-rations.
But since God is GOD and not the national Guard, Noah got something better…
a RAINBOW. That is to say, a RAINBOW SIGN.
A SIGN, first of all, to assure Noah that God was still there,
even in the aftermath of disaster.
It’s as if he were saying to Noah,
“I know you’re overwhelmed. So stop and look UP. Take heart.
I’m here. And I am still at work.”
Is that what you see when you look at a rainbow?
Or have we modern folks grown so jaded, so foggy in our vision,
that to us a rainbow is nothing more than sunlight refracted on water?
If we knew how to look at life through God’s eyes, wrote French priest
Michel Quoist, we would see it as innumerable tokens of the love
of the Creator.
Children know. They have not grown too old to see.
Many years ago our family had finished eating supper at a restaurant in Bend,
We emerged just as the sun was setting. We stopped and looked appreciatively.
Our daughter, just a toddler, announced to us,
“Look,” God said to Noah. “Just look at that. I painted it, and now I give it to you
as a sign, so that you will not forget that I am here, and I am at work.”
Ah, but WHAT WORK?
For life is complex and confusing, and even for us who are convinced there IS a God,
there remains a lot of confusion about what He’s up to.
So listen further, for with the RAINBOW SIGN comes an explanation:
This, God tells Noah, is the sign of the COVENANT I make
between me and the world, that never again will there be a flood
to destroy the earth.
Why did God choose a RAINBOW as the sign of His promise?
Because it is a picture-word…
The Hebrew word for RAINBOW is actually the word used
everywhere else for a soldier’s bow – one used to shoot arrows, to make WAR!
The RAINBOW was a sign that God had made a decision.
NEVER AGAIN! He said. “I have hung up my bow!”
NEVER AGAIN will I use a flood.
NEVER AGAIN will I respond to human sin
with the sheer force of my anger. I WILL USE ANOTHER WAY!
God’s decision reminds me of what a teacher might do with a troublesome student.
Perhaps the teacher has butted heads with a defiant child again and again.
There are penalties, detentions, and even expulsions.
But it isn’t working. The student is still defiant.
So the teacher decides, at some cost and risk, to try another approach.
Decides to reach out with patience, extra listening, extra love.
The RAINBOW is a sign
that God has decided to come at sin, not with FORCE, but with GRACE.
Not an easy decision for a just and holy God who hates sin!
So He puts the rainbow in the sky,
not only to remind NOAH, but to remind HIMSELF!
When the bow is in the clouds, he s

hebrew bible pdf

Dominion and Dynasty: A Biblical Theology of the Hebrew Bible (New Studies in Biblical Theology)
Christian theologians rarely study the Old Testament in its final Hebrew canonical form, even though this was very likely the Bible used by Jesus and the early church. However, once read as a whole, the larger structure of the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) provides a “wide-angle lens” through which its contents can be viewed. In this stimulating exposition, Stephen G. Dempster argues that, despite its undoubted literary diversity, the Hebrew Bible possesses a remarkable structural and conceptual unity. The various genres and books are placed within a comprehensive narrative framework which provides an overarching literary and historical context. The many texts contribute to this larger text, and find their meaning and significance within its story of “dominion and dynasty,” which ranges from Adam to the Son of Man to David, and to a coming Davidic king.