Holy Enigma!: Bible Verses You'll Never Hear in Sunday School

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University Press of America, 2004 - 199 páginas
The Holy Bible is an idol to some, a dust-magnet to others, and an enigma to many. Is it word for word "God breathed," as claimed by the apostle Paul? Holy Enigma! examines the Bible through the discerning eyes of a lifelong believer, one who loves the "Good Book" enough to probe its eccentricities without condemning its virtues. Believe it or not, the "Greatest Story Ever Told" has a dark side. That's right, verse after verse, the Bible is chock-full of fascinating, sometimes shocking and almost never discussed lexis, you'll never hear in Sunday school. A distinctive Bible study, Holy Enigma! takes a fresh look at the ancient stories of the Near East. It introduces candor, humor, and commonsense into a careful assessment of "God's word." In a heartfelt desire to spawn new interest in the Bible, the author opens a Pandora's Box by suggesting that belief in every biblical word insults the majesty of the Creator. Exploring the most bizarre passages, this work stands firm against evangelicals who flaunt the "dogma of inerrancy." Holy Enigma! is sure to astonish and entertain while inspiring deep reflection for believers and nonbelievers alike.
 

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Chapter 1 The Written Word of God?
1
Chapter 2 Faith Religion and a Little Humor
11
Chapter 3 Evolution of the Holy Bible
39
Chapter 4 Dark Secrets of the Old Testament
49
1 Jew vs Gentile
50
2 Summary of the Old Testament
53
The Ending Judgment and Hope
56
Chapter 5 Ancient ENIGMA
57
Chapter 6 Mysteries of the New Testament
121
1 Missing LinkOld vs New
125
2 Jew vs Gentile
129
3 Summary of the New Testament
131
4 The Gospels
135
5 Human Words Language Speaking in Tongues
154
6 Women of the New Testament
158
7 Circumcision and the New Covenant
165

1 Women of the Old Testament
58
2 Holy Circumcision Or Bringing in the Sheaths
73
3 The Law of Moses
81
4 Bible Sex Ancient Taboos and Moral Decline
94
5 Contradictions in the Ancient Word
104
6 Foretelling the Messiah
117
7 Old TestamentFact or Fiction?
120
8 The Dark Secret of Melchizedek
168
Chapter 7 The Revelation of Armageddon
173
Chapter 8 Prayer of Twain
191
Bibliography
195
Subject Index
197
About the Author
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Steve Ward, retired after a career in high-tech innovation, start-ups, and business management, is now a full-time writer. He holds a Master of Science from Texas A&M and an engineering degree from Texas Tech. He graduated from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1990.

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