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    Bible Study - Thread: Modern views can distort truth

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      Modern views can distort truth

      Knowledge of history (how people lived, thought, worshipped) can improve bible studies as we toss aside our modern viewpoints!

      Some examples of modern views causing distortion can be "the land of milk and honey". Most Americans would think immediately of cow's milk and bee honey, yet, historically it would have been more accurate to think of goat's milk and either date or fig honey. https://www.ou.org/torah/machshava/t...ilk_and_honey/

      Wine or grape juice? In the Passover fermented wine was used because the process of pasteurization to make grape juice and not have it ferment was not until Welch invented it in 1869.
      In addition to the traditions of the Passover meal, the Greek word used in the Bible for the drink used in the Lord’s Supper specifically means fermented wine. If it were anything else, the authors would have used a different word or modified the word for “wine” with an additional word to describe the difference.

      Further evidence can be found in that the Passover is celebrated in the Spring. Because Pasteurization and Refrigeration had not yet been invented, it would only be possible for a person to drink unfermented grape juice immediately during the grape harvest, because within a matter of days, the juice would begin to ferment as a result of the heat and the natural yeasts found on the skin of the grapes.
      http://lutheranreformission.blogspot...ape-juice.html


      There are so many little things to explore in biblical history that can help improve our bible studies. Modern thinking isn't necessarily evil but it isn't always going to be accurate when reading scripture.
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      Knowledge of history (how people lived, thought, worshipped) can improve bible studies as we toss aside our modern viewpoints!

      Some examples of modern views causing distortion can be "the land of milk and honey". Most Americans would think immediately of cow's milk and bee honey, yet, historically it would have been more accurate to think of goat's milk and either date or fig honey. https://www.ou.org/torah/machshava/t...ilk_and_honey/

      Wine or grape juice? In the Passover fermented wine was used because the process of pasteurization to make grape juice and not have it ferment was not until Welch invented it in 1869.
      http://lutheranreformission.blogspot...ape-juice.html


      There are so many little things to explore in biblical history that can help improve our bible studies. Modern thinking isn't necessarily evil but it isn't always going to be accurate when reading scripture.
      No, it won't. That's one of the rewards of getting out the Bible handbooks and literature and understanding the times that the words were actually written in. It helps the person understand the original meaning. And fortunately, most of those resources are online and free now

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      Knowledge of history (how people lived, thought, worshipped) can improve bible studies as we toss aside our modern viewpoints!

      Some examples of modern views causing distortion can be "the land of milk and honey". Most Americans would think immediately of cow's milk and bee honey, yet, historically it would have been more accurate to think of goat's milk and either date or fig honey. https://www.ou.org/torah/machshava/t...ilk_and_honey/

      Wine or grape juice? In the Passover fermented wine was used because the process of pasteurization to make grape juice and not have it ferment was not until Welch invented it in 1869.
      http://lutheranreformission.blogspot...ape-juice.html


      There are so many little things to explore in biblical history that can help improve our bible studies. Modern thinking isn't necessarily evil but it isn't always going to be accurate when reading scripture.
      That's right and remember Luther's ( and Scripture's) many warnings about people trying to cram divine revelation into the confines of human reason. Such reason has proven not only inadequate, but destructive in many ways, especially when the attempt is actively made to subject matters of faith to scientific " rules." Having a historical consciousness of how things were during Biblical times is a great aid to us as we peer back over the millennia to the events described in the Bible.

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      Here's a nice link I found about unusual biblical customs that we normally don't understand or practice: https://owlcation.com/humanities/Unu...New-Testaments
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "Bearing fruit does not make you a branch. A branch is a branch because it grows from the vine." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "A Christian's life is not defined by what the Christian does. It is defined by Christ and what He has done for us." Pr. Rolf David Preus

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