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Bible - Scripture Reading
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Part of Bible:

1. Introduction

2. Versions

3. Biblical Hermeneutics

4. Scripture Reading

In the tradition of the New Testament as of the Old, Scripture reading made an important contribution to the knowledge and vitality of faith. In the Synagogue and in the Christian community, the written word had such high esteem because the writings of the ОТ, the gospels, and later the letters of the apostles, were understood to be the “Word of God”. Scripture reading was therefore a religious act. This is clearest when…

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Ingo Hermann, “Bible - Scripture Reading”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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