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Day 547 July 1 2010

In 5th line on July 1, 2010 at 6:03 am

“His appearance in the story may have some connection with the worhsip of snakes attested elsewhere in the ancient Near East; such a divine or semidivine serpent might have been deemed an apt vehicle for transmitting the sacred knowledge of agriculture and the other things that go with it.”~~How to Read the Bible: A Guide to Scripture, Then and Now by James L. Kugel

The author asserts there are two ways to read the Bible: as the interpreters around the time of Christ did or as modern scholars do.

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