Humanism is the underlying philosophy of the world today, especially in the West. Many people are involved so deeply in humanism taht they have problems with many of the actions taken by Yahweh. He is even sometimes referred to as the "bloodthirsty God of the old testament [sic]," as if there is a different God now. Humanism is the focus of most programs, events, community outreach, and even many laws. It's taught in schools and colleges as if it were the most "civilized" action a person can take. But is it biblical? Is it a command by Yahweh? Is Yahweh Himself, in fact, a humanist?
In these trying times, as we see Israel standing against the nations, Prof. Paul Eidelberg presents a peaceful calm in the storm. It was not politics, nor was it democracy, that preserved the Jewish people through centuries of humiliation, persecution, and massacre. It was Torah, given to the nation of Israel by Yahweh at Mount Sinai, that has preserved the Jewish people through thousands of years of dispersion and decimation.
One of the most common reference books used when studying the Scriptures is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance to the Bible. A major problem with Strong's Concordance is that it's written from a Western perspective while the Scriptures are written from a Hebraic perspective. In order to correctly understand the Scriptures, the Hebrew words must be understood within their original cultural setting. This type of understanding can be accomplished by using the Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible.
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