Does G-d Lie? Understanding Dissembling in the Bible

Arthur J Grant, Eli Cohen
InSITE 2019  •  2019  •  pp. 073-079
Aim/Purpose: To engage the reader to think more deeply about lying in the context to a discussion of fake news.

Background: Many have read the scriptures holy to Christians; this discussion leads to questions about why even characters within tell things that are not true.

Findings: The Hebrew and Greek Bibles are filled with instances where the characters, even G-d, appears to have lied, and commentators have drawn wisdom from these.

Recommendations for Researchers: When noting fake news, ask why the news with its falsehoods are present-ed. That is, determine if the news is an eisegesis or an exegeses.
Bible, fake news, lying
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