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When a person opens the Bible, he or she wishes to find lofty ideas and transcendent moral and religious principles. Indeed, the Bible is a source of inspiration and guidance and has been for thousands of years, for Jews and non-Jews alike. However, sometimes the path to these lofty ideas and principles passes through a reality that can be less than lofty. The Bible has to deal with this human reality, even though it is sometimes ugly, and guide us in how we should behave.Nothing is coincidental. The Bible is not a book of philosophy, but a book that deals with day-to-day life, and if that life has sides to it that can be dark or ugly, then the Bible deals with them too.
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