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    Filed at 8:10 am under by dcobranchi

    Part III of the Salem Times-Commoner homeschooling series has what I hope is a misquote by the reporter:

    Rebecca Hoard has two children, ages 4 (almost 5) and 2 (nearly 3). Hoard has a teaching degree, mainly because she wanted to be prepared if she chose to homeschool. She taught in a Christian school for one year and during that time, she told the parents that they know their kids better than she did and she wanted to work with them.

    Hoard said, “I am taking the other side of the fence now, in that I know my kids better than anyone else – both strengths and weaknesses. I believe it is a responsibility I have. The Bible says to teach them when to rise up and when to sit down.”

    That’s from the Authoritarian King James version, I guess.

    3 Responses to “BIBLE MISQUOTES FOR $200”

    Comment by
    December 17th, 2005
    at 9:50 am

    LOL- I don’t think Duet. says that!

    Comment by
    December 17th, 2005
    at 11:10 am

    *eye roll* I’m so glad that woman isn’t teaching an entire classroom anymore.

    Duet 11:18-21 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land that the LORD swore to give your forefathers, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.

    Comment by
    sharon d.
    December 20th, 2005
    at 9:44 am

    The quote was certainly a version of Deuteronomy 11:19. I would give odds that the woman actually said “The Bible says to teach them when you rise up and when you sit down,” and the reporter heard it as “…when TO rise up….”