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Samuel L. Boyd

Samuel L. Boyd is an author at Religion News Service.

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Why translating ‘God’s law’ to government law isn’t easy

By Samuel L. Boyd — March 2, 2022
(The Conversation) — A scholar who studies biblical texts explains how the Bible, its laws, and ancient debates were set within a complex vision of society at that time.

What are the Jewish High Holy Days? A look at Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and a month of celebrating renewal and moral responsibility

By Samuel L. Boyd — September 1, 2021
(The Conversation) — As the Jewish community prepares to celebrate the High Holy Days, a scholar of the Bible explains their history and why they might offer consolation in times of uncertainty.
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