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“The Bible becomes a confusing mess when we expect it to function as a rulebook for faith. But when we allow the Bible to determine our expectations, we see that wisdom, not answers, is the Bible’s true subject matter.”

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BRIAN FELUSHKO

I am a long-time student, teacher, writer and skeptical believer when it comes to all things biblical.

I have both a B.A. and an M.A. from the Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies department at the University of British Columbia. My study/research specialties include Latin, Greek and Hebrew, the Hebrew Bible (i.e., the Tanakh) and ancient Judaism.