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Reply To: In the first lecture, Dr. McDermott teaches that the Bible is one story, and that God upholds his covenant with the Jewish people to this very day. Was this what you were taught growing up? If not, how will this insight change the way you read the bible going forward?

Emily Cope

Alie, it is interesting to hear about the perception of Israel among young people in South Africa. It’s a similar situation here in the United States, where most young people (including in Christian communities) lack knowledge about the Bible being One Story. Most Christian young people I know are indifferent toward Israel, and the non-Christians are generally negative. Understanding that the Bible does not teach replacement theology has definitely helped me rewire my brain to approach the story of the Bible differently.