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Reply To: Analyze one of the supplementary Bible passages in light of the course content. Do you see evidence of the Hebraic map? Did anything about the passage surprise you? Was there any part of the passage that stuck out to you in particular?

Joseph Danaher

Ana Paula, I like how you discuss Abraham and obeying without knowing. That is perhaps the hardest thing in the world for Westerners, when we are taught from day one to seek certainty and knowledge. Yet the Scripture says “lean not on your own understanding,” and Danish theologian Kierkegaard talks about how that lust for certainty is huge impediment to faith. But to be like Abraham and drop everything because God said so despite not knowing anything, that is hard….But that is faith. Faith is hard. But that’s why we’re fortunate it’s not something we just have by our sheer will but as a gift of God.