It's Good We Have Editors, Right?

The Washington Post thinks Corinthians is in "the Hebrew Bible":

"[Curry] wears a tattooed ‘A’ on one finger, and a Hebrew Bible verse inside of one wrist: 'Love never fails,' First Corinthians, 13:8."

Given the contempt in which most editors at WP probably hold traditional religions, I'm thinking the writer might have been able to claim that Corinthians is in the "Hindu Bible" and get away with it.

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  1. Curry's tattoo is written in Hebrew

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    1. So I've learned... which is strange, as Corinthians was written in Greek! But in any case, "the Hebrew Bible" means the Old Testament.

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    2. Curry has a tattoo in a language he can't read, I'm sure it's all Greek to him. As for writing "Hebrew Bible", this must be one of them word hacks ;)

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  2. Are you sure the writer wasn't just doing a poor job of conveying the meaning "a Bible verse written in Hebrew?"

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    1. Apparently they were. But "Hebrew Bible" has a standard meaning: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_Bible

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  3. Don't they mean a "Bible verse written in Hebrew" ?

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    1. Apparently that is what they mean. A principle of good writing: write what you mean!

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  4. "Given the contempt in which most editors at WP probably hold traditional religions…"

    Are they a liberal or a conservative rag? I've never paid much attention to the ideological leanings of newspapers.

    And I'm assuming there are modern religions they don't hold in contempt.

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