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Something to Ponder

Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman says the Bible is fiction, but not for the reasons you might expect:

Even if every bit of the Bible were literally true, it would still be fiction because of the reason it was compiled, the reason we insist on reading it, and its presentational nature as a world unto itself with its own unique lessons to impart.

Please do yourself the favor of reading the entire post. Even if his use of the word “fiction” makes you uncomfortable, he makes a very important point about how we (should) read the Bible.


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