Learning Our Place: The Agrarian Perspective of the Bible

Ellen F. Davis

Article Type: Word and World Lecture Series

Publication Date: 4/1/2009

Issue: Jesus (Vol. 29, No 2, Spring, 2009)

To be fully human in biblical perspective is to know our place: as creatures linked to all other creatures; and as creatures dependent on the health of the natural systems. The Bible is an agrarian book, and God’s work as Farmer and Caretaker of the earth provides the ultimate model for human behavior.

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