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Proverbs Gone Bad

I was reminded recently of how proverbs (both Biblical and otherwise) are often abused: through universalizing their claims to all situations. A proverb, by definition, is a commonly received piece of wisdom that seems to be generally true and is … Continue reading

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Hebraizing Students

The results of my Hebraic influence on students is beginning to show as seen in the following proverb from one of them written in ancient Near Eastern fashion to me: “There are three things that trouble me, four that disturb: … Continue reading

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