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There are certain Bible passages, particularly in the Old Testament, that are disturbing. The question of how these are to be interpreted has been with us for a long time, and apologists and Bible scholars--not to mention Church Fathers and theologians--have made many suggestions.
Recently Pope Benedict provided some guidance. Here's what he had to say . . .
The document in which he made his remarks is titled Verbum Domini, which is Latin for "The Word of the Lord."
It was prepared as an exhortation following the 2008 meeting of the Synod of Bishops, a select group of Catholic...READ MORE