212. Nothing to Fear: The obligation to defer to one’s parents

December 26, 2013, by

The verb “tira’u” in this verse is typically translated “fear,” but there’s no obligation to cower in terror from one’s parents. In fact, that would probably be a bad thing. I think that when applied to God, the tern yirah (“fear”) is better translated as “awe” and when applied to one’s parents, it’s better rendered […]

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