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Thoughtful Thursday – Logos and the Samaritan Woman

Christianity, Post-a-Day, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
  Logos and the Samaritan Woman In the Gospel of John, the story of the Samaritan Woman’s encounter with Jesus is one of the first signs that are encountered.  I have several concerns about this particular story and the way it has been used, interpreted, and translated.  I will examine: Translation issues concerning the Samaritan Woman and Logos, The Logos and John:  A general word study of how the word Logos is used throughout the Gospel of John, The Logos and the Samaritan Woman:  An examination of the Samaritan Woman in relationship with the Logos, and A brief examination of the ramifications of the relationship between Logos and the Samaritan Woman. Translation Issue:  Logos In the translation from Greek to English, there is one main issue that directly concerns the inte

Disciple Bible Study: Week 12, Reading 5

Christianity, Post-a-Day, Religion, Spirituality
I’m participating in Disciple Bible Study, a 34 week intensive. For five days, we have different readings.  I have decided to document my initial noticings from a close reading of the scripture. Well, an attempt at a close reading. Week 12 Theme:  God Restores the People Readings: Ezekiel 1-5, 37 Noticings: 1:20 – spirit!!  Just goes to show we didn't invent the spirit. 1:28 – G*d is like a rainbow 3:2 – Ezekiel eats the scroll.  Check with Revelation & John of Patmos. 4:4-8 – this interlude is weird.  Lieing on your left side or right side. 5:7 – Israel is a trouble maker.  J 37:11 – the bones are Israel 37:24 – David shall be the king.  Hmmm.  What is the upcoming hierarchy?  There are no more Davidic rulers?  Were the Maccabees "Davidic?"  How is this resolved?

Disciple Bible Study: Week 12, Reading 4

Christianity, Post-a-Day, Religion, Spirituality
I’m participating in Disciple Bible Study, a 34 week intensive. For five days, we have different readings.  I have decided to document my initial noticings from a close reading of the scripture. Well, an attempt at a close reading. Week 12 Theme:  God Restores the People Readings: Jeremiah 30-33 Noticings: 30:7 – steadfast G*d 30:11 – oh yay. 30:12 – oh. yay. again. 30:15 – G*d inflicts pain 31:3 – but G*d loves you anyway 31:9 – I don't understand why Ephraim is the first born 31:11 – the work has been done, Israel is ransomed 31:31-33 – another "new" covenant 32:8 – Jeremiah buys a field.  Really?  Shows hope/promise of returning to their land. 33:6 – G*d the healer 33:8 – G*d the forgiver 33:17-22 – Christians take seriously the promise that a Davidic descendent will be