For topic one, I have used the Modern English Version of Bible. The Modern English Version is an English translation of the Bible begun in 2005 and completed in 2014. the word was edited by James F. Linzey and is an update of the King James Version, re-translated from the Masoretic Text and the Textus Receptus. The Modern English Version heralds a new day for Bibles with the most modern translation ever produced in the King James tradition, providing fresh clarity for Bible readers everywhere with an updated language that does not compromise the truth of the original texts. The MEV maintains the beauty of the past, yet provides clarity for a new generation of Bible readers. The MEV is a literal translation. It is also often referred to as a formal equivalence translation. The Committee on Bible Translation began its work on the MEV in 2005 and completed it in 2014.
The Bible should be an interesting book and probably the most influential in students lives. Many parts of the Bible could be taught in school since the fact that if students are taught the whole Bible, then atheists, agnostics, etc. would start saying that teaching the Bible would be infringing on the First Amendment not realizing the fact that not every part of the Bible is meant only to preach religion, but to also teach morality and perspective. It is a lot better than reading many immoral books in public education such as Hemingway’s heavily-burdened with archetypes and sex Farewell to Arms. The Bible encompasses many of the morals we utilize and upheld today. Furthermore, it would make students expand their perspective of people during the era Before Christ. History could be related and connected with events which are part of the Bible. People should not narrow their minds, but expand.
The objectives of a Bible Literature class are to equip students with literary forms and symbols in the Bible that are constantly referred to in art, music, and literature. To give the student understanding of the influence of the Bible on history, law, community, and cultural life. Another objective is to give insight into the founding fathers’ worldviews taken from the Bible promoting human rights, women’s rights, social justice, etc. To provide knowledge of the Middle-Eastern history of Jewish-Arab, conflicts, geography, and religions. It is important for kids to study bible so as we can teach students how to learn, and use, multiple and complex reference skills.
Few people fail to appreciate the simplistic beauty and comfort contained in the Twenty-third Psalm. many of us know it by heart. I feel somewhat like a tourist guide in an art museum telling you of the magnificence of a priceless painting which has been universally regarded as a classic work for decades. No single psalm has expressed more powerfully man’s prayer of confidence out of the depths of the God whose purpose alone gives meaning to the span of life, from womb to tomb. While few of us understand the life of the shepherd in the ancient Near East, most have been able to grasp the message of comfort and assurance conveyed in the psalm. Especially in the time of distress, such as the depth of a loved one, we instinctively turn to the assuring words, ” The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” The purpose of this message is to help us more clearly understand the imagery used to convey comfort and calm to the souls of those whoa re a part of God’s flock by faith in Jesus Christ. Additionally, we will explore new ways in which the truth of this psalm can be applied to our lives. Furthermore, since we are all to be shepherds of God’s flock in the broadest sense, we can learn a great deal not only about our Shepherd but also about shepherding.
It appears that there is a spiritual meaning implied in Psalm 23:2=3a85 which presses beyond the literal meaning of physical nourishment and rest. This is strongly suggested by David’s use of the same expression to restore the soul in Psalm 19: The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple” ( Ps, 19:7) While a shepherd provides his sheep with food, rest, and restoration, God provides his sheep with his word, which is the principal means of giving spiritual nourishment, rest, and restoration. One of the lessons of Psalm 23 is that every person who is one of God’s flock by personal faith in Christ is individually cared for as one of God’s sheep. In our church, we emphasize body life, and I believe this is rightly so. Never forget that while you are also one of God’s flock, his care for you is an individual type of care, not merely as a number or as a series of perforations in a computer card. David never lost his sense of individual pastoral care from the hand of his Shepherd.
Psalm 23, Metrical Version by Thomas Sternhold, 1549. My three favorite verses are as follows.
My Shepherd is the living Lord, nothing, therefore, I need: in pastures fair, near pleasant streams, he setteth me to feed. He shall convert and glad my soul, and bring my mind to the frame. To walk in paths of righteousness for his most holy name.
Yea, though I walk in the vale of death, yet will I fear no ill: Thy rod and staff do comfort me, and thou art with me still.
Through all my life thy favor is so frankly showed to me, That in thy house for evermore my dwelling place shall be.
Jerusalem, common holy city. The historic center of Jerusalem is home to members of all three religions. The Dome of the Rock is holy for Muslims, who worship it as the place for Muslims, who worship it as the place from where Muhammad. Jerusalem is also considered the spiritual and ancestral homeland of the Jews. Christians worship Jerusalem as the place where Jesus was buried and resurrected. Among the most important places of Christian worship, there is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The scriptures belonging to the three Abrahamic religions have similarities too. The Jewish holy book consists of the Tanakh and The Talmud. Christians adopted the Tanakh for their bible, but call it Old Testament. 32. In the past, when churches were teeming with worshippers, a speaking voice alone could not reach those seated in the back pew. the choral tradition of chanting and singing has its roots in the attempt to repair this acoustic deficit. Whether it’s church Gospel music, the chanting tradition in synagogues or the characteristic Muslim call it prayer, all these vocal traditions can be traced back to this primary need to get the message across.