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Parable of the month March: “Make someone else your agent”: an ambivalent picture of Moses

In the book of Exodus, Moses is depicted as a remarkably human figure, with occasionally low self-esteem, and doubts about his suitability as leader. This already starts in Exodus chapters 3 and 4, even at the burning bush. In Exodus…
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To What Can the Parable Be Compared? Parables and Fables in the Graeco-Roman World

In many sources from the ancient world, comparisons or analogies, often in the form of short narratives, are used to tell a larger story, to develop an argument, to demonstrate a moral lesson, or to have a humorous effect. Well-known…
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Bitcoins, heavenly storehouses and the transience of (spiritual) wealth

For those who have invested in Bitcoins or other digital currencies, it has not been a good week. Bitcoin dropped 12% without any clear cause, panic arose among investors, and financial analysts warned that Bitcoin could be the biggest bubble…
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