Feb 22, 2019

Bible Genealogies and the Good News

I enjoy studying and teaching genealogies so I was happy to see this recent article in Christianity Today, "How Bible Genealogies Preach the Good News."

Feb 21, 2019

Genesis 23 and 24

Recently while preparing to teach Genesis 23-24, I created the following table.
Comparing Genesis 23 and 24
Genesis 23
Genesis 24
Setting is about death
Setting is about life
The need is procuring a burial cave for Sarah
The need is procuring a bride for Isaac
Main agent is Abraham
Main agent is Abraham’s servant
Negotiations and a payment
Negotiations and a “payment”
Sarah’s tomb
Sarah’s tent
Sarah is mourned
Isaac is comforted
Abrahamic promise related to the land
Abrahamic promise related to the seed

Feb 20, 2019

Azazel and the Day of Atonement

This post has a good discussion concerning traditions related to the azazel goat and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) during the Second Temple period.

Feb 19, 2019

Gundry on Acts

In this post, Robert Gundry discusses some of the basic introductory issues related to the book of Acts. I am not sure there is anything new here but it does a decent job of dealing with some basic issues.

Female Deacons?

Tom Schreiner argues "yes" here.

Feb 18, 2019

Doing God’s Word

This post by Michael Kruger and based on Psalm 119 is basic but important.

Feb 17, 2019

Monotheism and Akhenaten

James Hoffmeier has an article here discussing Pharaoh Akhenaten and the attempt to establish monotheism in ancient Egypt.