SORRY KING JAMES, THE WORD IS STEWARDSHIP

January 5th, 2017

Years ago, when I learned Hebrew and began to read the Torah, I was struck by the key passage in Genesis where Adam is given stewardship over the Earth and how this conflicted with the King James translation which substituted dominion for stewardship. This was a time when England was stretching its reach and seeking more and more control over world trade. Having a Biblical justification made perfect sense to those living in the early years of the 17th century, but that error has echoed down the centuries to give us our current battle over Global Warming/Climate Change. Hayhoe strikes just the right note here.

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