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How Scholars’ Perceptions of the Semantic Range of יוֹם Have Affected Their Discussions of the Age of the Universe: Part 2

Keywords: יוֹם ;יָמִים ;יוֹם as period of daylight; יוֹם as 24 hours; יוֹם in Creation account; daytime-nighttime cycles; Genesis 1; Genesis 1:5; Genesis 1:14–18; Genesis 2:4; idiomatic uses of יוֹם; lexical and dictionary definitions of יוֹם; literal uses of יוֹם; non-literal, analogical/metaphorical uses of יוֹם; reckoning of biblical days; semantic …

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Idai recovery part of OM’s long-term strategy

Mozambique (MNN) — The World Food Program ranks Mozambique’s crisis at Level Three — the same as Yemen, Syria, and South Sudan. Mozambique took the brunt of Cyclone Idai, which also submerged neighboring Zimbabwe and Malawi.  More than 600 people lost their lives, and the death toll is rising. As …

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Power and Pastors: Part 2

This series is an expanded version of my talk at the GC2 Summit, December 13, 2018. James, the half-brother of Jesus, writes, “Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins” (James 4:17). Applying Andy Crouch’s definition of power—the ability to make something of …

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Power and Pastors: Part 1

The Billy Graham Center recently hosted a conversation at the GC2 Summit about sexual assault and abuse, harassment, legal issues, consent, responses to abuse, the important role of governmental authorities, the rule of law, and additional topics vital and urgent to discuss in today's culture. Church leaders—women in particular—are gaining …

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How Scholars’ Perceptions of the Semantic Range of יוֹם Have Affected Their Discussions of the Age of the Universe: Part 1

Keywords: יוֹם ; age of the universe; biblical hermeneutics; connotations of yom; Creation account; Darwinian evolution; days of Creation; denotation of yom; the Enlightenment; figurative meaning; Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:1–2:4; linguistic context of Genesis 1; literal meaning; Masoretic text; metaphor; origins; paragraph structure of Genesis 1; semantic range of yom; …

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