Anthropological Aspects of the Bible:
Ancient ‘scecs’ And The Bible: An Introduction
If there is one thing that I have learned about the Bible is that it is nearly impossible to discuss it, because as soon as something is referenced, it seems that no matter what is referenced it has a meaning that can only be understood in one way.
Yes, the Bible is for instructions in righteousness, which conveys that on some level the Bible is a spiritual document.
But, the issue is that the Bible contains information in addition to the spiritual, but so many focus on the spiritual they miss the practical.
The Bible contains a portrait of anthropological history, some dispute it, but it is an account of historical developments.
But, the Bible also provides an account of someone’s life, like where some narratives that directly involve a specific individual (e.g. Abram/Abraham).
Interestingly, the Bible also contains existential reflections, written from a personal perspective (e.g. Ecclesiastes) or written in reflection about a person (e.g. Job).
Yet, the Bible also presents its anthropological history from its own position, which at times includes references to ancient ‘scecs’ practices.
Importantly, when a Bible reader has knowledge of ancient ‘scecs’ practices that knowledge allows the Bible to convey its information in a way that will help the reader understand the ancients.
That simply means that the Biblical text contains practical aspects of human anthropology and contains practical aspects of ancient human ‘scecs’ which, in turn, affect one’s understanding of the personal relationship and the Private Contract.