By Lesslie Newbigin
Presently earlier than he died in February 1998, Lesslie Newbigin recorded a chain of 8 15-minute talks, pitched at a well-liked point and entitled "A stroll throughout the Bible". This quantity collects the 8 talks.
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Html[21/04/11 12:58:11 PM] next page > page_40 < previous page page_40 next page > Page 40 which Greek language and Greek civilization are to replace the native cultures and religions of the area. Greece prided itself on its unique civilization, its art, its philosophy, its religionand the consequence of Alexander's victory was that the sacred places of Israel were desecrated. Greek culture was introduced: such phenomena as the Greek games with their naked athletics and Greek customs abhorrent to the Jews, such as the encouragement of homosexual practice, threatened this new kingdom with destruction.
It was given to anyone who showed himself to be a true master of the interpretation of Scripture. html[21/04/11 12:58:18 PM] next page > page_49 < previous page page_49 next page > Page 49 engaged in the search to hear his father's word in the Scriptures. The second thing that we can confidently say is that from the beginning Jesus knew God as his father. We can say this because of the word that he consistently used in addressing God, the word abba. This is a Aramaic word expressing the deepest possible intimacy between a child and its father.
In his time the version of the law which we find in the book of Deuteronomy was republished. And yet Judah too was doomed. html[21/04/11 12:58:05 PM] next page > page_31 < previous page page_31 next page > Page 31 east, and in due course the Babylonian power was to reach into Judah. At first the city of Jerusalem was besieged and captured, its leaders removed and a puppet king installed and then, twelve years later, the city was finally destroyed, along with the temple, and all but a miserable remnant were taken into exile to be slaves and refugees in Babylon.
A Walk Through the Bible by Lesslie Newbigin