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BIBLE FORUM

Unvarnished Life Stories—And What They Mean for Us Today

From the October 2010 issue of The Christian Science Journal


When Reading The Hebrew Scriptures, one may wonder why the Jewish storytellers and writers chose to record not only the inspired moments and successes of their ancestors, but also their weaknesses, character flaws, and downright failures. So many of the individuals from whom we draw spiritual inspiration are portrayed in these Scriptures with an unflinching honesty that might be considered rare today.