When reading biblical narratives with multifaceted characters and complex situations, the reader is challenged to decipher ethical ambiguity, think through conflicts, and discover the implications for everyday life.
“Hebraic thought is more than just religion—it’s a fully-formed cultural tradition. It includes that rich collection of ideas, concepts, stories, and values that emerge from the world of ancient Israel.”
The Christian Scriptures focus on apprenticing under the correct authorities—those who skillfully discern God’s patterns in this world. Wisdom, then—for the scientist and for Christians in community—requires submitting ourselves to be taught discernment by such authorities.