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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?

Sarah Merly

Hi Emily!! It’s so nice to see you on here! I had the same experience in church growing up. When I learned about God’s covenants with Abraham, Moses, and David, the teachers always emphasized its relevance to Gentiles and how each covenant foreshadowed the coming of Christ breaking down barriers. While there’s nothing wrong with that, I hardly heard anything about how it applies to Jews in the present and why we have a duty to love them.