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The use of ambiguous language or expressions that have double meanings, often with the intent to deceive or mislead. It involves using words that can…


HermeneuticsHermeneutics (/ˌhɜːrməˈnjuːtɪks/) is the theory and methodology of interpretation, especially the interpretation of biblical texts, wisdom literature, as well as philosophical texts. It involves considering…


n. direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process; immediate apprehension. a function of the spirit rather than the mind


A process of defining the measurement of a phenomenon that is not directly measurable, though its existence is inferred by other phenomena. Operationalization OperationalismA process…


The Pentateuch includes the first five books of the Hebrew Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. The literary category of the PentateuchThe Pentateuch includes the first five books…


A line (as of cord) that has at one end a weight (such as a plumb bob) and is used especially to determine verticality.


A vindication of God’s goodness and justice in the face of the existence of evil.


from theos (God) and nomos (law), a hypothetical Christian form of government in which society is ruled by divine law. Theonomists hold that divine law,…