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Monthly Archives: January 2011
Knocking at the Door
At the Presbyterian church this morning, the bulletin had a prayer that stood out to me: “O Lord God, who does ever stand at the closed doors of the hearts of men and women, knocking and seeking entrance, give me … Continue reading
Wellhausen on the Decalogue and David’s Sincerity
I’m still in Julius Wellhausen’s Prolegomena. Today, I want to mention two things in my reading that stood out to me. First, on page 486 (which is actually Wellhausen’s article on “Israel” in the Encyclopedia Britannica), Wellhausen states the following: … Continue reading
For my weekly quiet time this week, we’ll be studying Psalm 8. In this post, I want to comment on the meaning of Gittith in the superscription, using that as a fulcrum with which to interpret the Psalm as a … Continue reading
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Wellhausen on Creation, the Wilderness, and P’s Vocabulary
My reading of Julius Wellhausen’s Prolegomena today covered some interesting issues. Much of my reading was about the contribution of P and J (or JE) to the Pentateuch (or, actually, one of the chapters was about the Hexateuch). Wellhausen indicates … Continue reading
Wellhausen, Gideon, and the Ephod
I’m continuing my way through Julius Wellhausen’s Prolegomena. Today, I read (among other things) his chapter on Judges, Samuel, and Kings. Wellhausen’s position seems to be that these books contain independent stories, but they are overlaid with Deuteronomistic ideology—which rebukes … Continue reading
More Exilic Stuff (For Wellhausen)
I’m continuing my way through Julius Wellhausen’s Prolegomena. In today’s reading, Wellhausen argues that the exile influenced the priestly author on issues such as festivals and the Sabbath. For example, the priest interpreted the Feast of Tabernacles in light of … Continue reading
Wellhausen’s Chronology of Sources
I started Julius Wellhausen’s Prolegomena to the History of Ancient Israel, his landmark nineteenth century work of biblical scholarship that divided the Pentateuch into four sources: J (the Yahwist), E (the Elohist), D (the Deuteronomist), and, finally, P (the priest). … Continue reading
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Vicarious Atonement in Isaiah 53?
This will be my final post on Fredrik Hagglund’s Isaiah 53 in the Light of Homecoming and Exile. For my previous posts on this book, see here, and here. As we’ve seen in my previous posts, Hagglund argues that the … Continue reading
I read a couple of articles recently. The first one was Gerald Sheppard’s “Canonization: Hearing the Voice of the Same God through Historically Dissimilar Traditions,” which was in the January 1, 1982 issue of Interpretation. The second was John Piper’s … Continue reading
Theodicy, Us, Them, and Us
I went to the Presbyterian Church this morning. This time, the passing of the peace part went a little more smoothly for me. Ordinarily, I dread that part, since it’s social, and I tend to feel uncomfortable and alienated in … Continue reading
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