Checking It Out:
Viewable PDFs: The Truth About Alef-Tav
It goes without saying that everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. This is also true in the area of biblical studies. After all, sometimes it does seem that there are different ways of interpreting a given passage of the Bible.
An opinion is one thing; a misinterpretation due to a linguistic or informational mistake is quite another issue. Sometimes we make mistakes in interpreting the Bible simply because we do not have adequate or reliable information. All of us do that; there are no exceptions. An astute Bible student is well aware of this problem and watchful of it.
This part of TRI's website is devoted to help Bible students to be better informed about popular teachings that, on the surface seem wonderful, but upon more careful examination, have serious flaws due to misinformation.
Please rest assured, TRI does not intend to play the role of heresy watchdog. Rather, all that we are attempting to accomplish in this section is to offer helpful information that the student can utilize in assessing various popular teachings that periodically arise in the Body of Messiah.
In short, TRI wants to help Bible students to be better equipped to check it out "when being presented with something new in the biblical world. After studying the first few examples of how we handle these in our website, hopefully the student will have learned valuable principles of watchfulness that he himself can apply to other issues not commented on by TRI. This exercise will also help each student to become one who is well aware of the need for both gracefulness and proper documentation.
We want to direct our readers to a helpful DVD that you will find on the Torah Resource Website, viz.,
The Sacred Name
Escaping the Maze of Misinformation,
We would also like to recommend to you the articles that are available to you on the Torah Resource site as valuable additions to your studies.