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1. OT

To understand the meaning of “sin,” a powerful theological concept in the OT, the interpreter first needs to study the terms in the Hebrew Bible that translators have rendered into English as “sin.” The meaning of these terms can often be approximated by studying the nontheological passages in which they appear. How the words describe interactions among humans provides clues about the interaction between humans an…

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McCurley, Foster R., Hübner, Hans, Schmiechen, Peter and DeYoung, Rebecca Konyndyk, “Sin”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 28 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_SI.7>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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