I felt privileged because any time I'm able to talk about Jesus is a treat.
But I also felt uncomfortable because I'm over 40, single, and childless.
bibliae) in medieval Latin, and so the word was loaned as a singular into the vernaculars of Western Europe. By the 2nd century BCE, Jewish groups began calling the books of the Bible the "scriptures" and they referred to them as "holy", or in Hebrew כִּתְבֵי הַקֹּדֶשׁ (Kitvei hakkodesh), and Christians now commonly call the Old and New Testaments of the Christian Bible "The Holy Bible" (in Greek and is now usually cited by book, chapter, and verse.
byblos, "Egyptian papyrus", possibly so called from the name of the Phoenician sea port Byblos (also known as Gebal) from whence Egyptian papyrus was exported to Greece. The division of the Hebrew Bible into verses is based on the sof passuk cantillation mark used by the 10th-century Masoretes to record the verse divisions used in earlier oral traditions.
A native of Topsfield, Massachusetts, he graduated from Brown University in 2004 with a degree in classics and history.
His areas of interest include Eastern Christianity, Marian and Eucharistic theology, medieval history, and the saints.
Although being single in America no longer is atypical (the latest U. census reveals more single/ divorced/widowed women than married ones), in the Christian subculture, singleness often seems an anomaly.
I can't count how many times church people have awkwardly asked me, "Do you have any children? " My favorite answer is, "My future husband's lost and won't stop to ask for directions." The quip usually prompts giggles and diverts attention from my lackluster dating life.
Lim, a professor of Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Judaism at the University of Edinburgh, says that the Old Testament is "a collection of authoritative texts of apparently divine origin that went through a human process of writing and editing." He states that it is not a magical book, nor was it literally written by God and passed to mankind.Among Christian denominations there is some disagreement about the contents of the canon, primarily the Apocrypha, a list of works that are regarded with varying levels of respect.Attitudes towards the Bible also differ amongst Christian groups.Mother's Day is a celebration earmarked for minivan–driving women with a gaggle of children—not women like me.The day's meant for women who woke up to a lovely breakfast prepared by a doting husband—not women who woke up alone at the Fairfield Inn.The holiday's for women whose adorable children made clay handprints engraved with "I love you, Mom," in Sunday school—not women whose only Creative Memories' subjects are pets.