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Biblical Family Values

December 31, 2006

There are family values in the Bible, but they might not be the ones you’d expect. The Biblical authors–both Old Testament and New–put a stress, not on sentiment and personal connection, but rather on mission. They see the family as a place where one’s vocation from God is prioritized and cultivated. We see this theme on clear display in both the Hannah story and the account of the finding in the Temple.