[b-hebrew] Faith and fact

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Mon Jul 23 15:07:20 EDT 2007

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From: "Bryant J. Williams III" <bjwvmw at com-pair.net>
To: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>; "b-hebrew" 
<b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2007 8:08 PM
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> Dear Yigal,
> It is not a statement of faith if it is based on fact.

What is? "That the Bible has an intrisic 'true' meaning, which previous 
generations simply did not understand but which we now do"? That's FACT and 
not faith?

It is a statement of
> faith if it is not based on fact. Faith and fact (knowledge, reason) go 
> hand
> in hand. The one cannot exist without the other.

No. One uses faith in order to fill in the gaps in fact. "Reason" is a 
matter of faith.

Yigal Levin

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