Daily Archives: May 7, 2011

Psalm 23

For my weekly quiet time this week, I will blog about Psalm 23.  Here are three points: 1.  Even conservative Christian pastor John MacArthur acknowledges that Psalm 23 uses common ancient Near Eastern images.  The LORD is called a shepherd … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Psalms, Religion, Weekly Quiet Time | 2 Comments

Something Historical

On page 60 of Prelude to Israel’s Past, Niels Peter Lemche states: “Clearly, the Old Testament consciously connects Yahweh with southern Palestine, indicating the originality of the information contained in these narratives.  These historical kernels in the Exodus narratives suggest … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Religion

Starting Weinfeld’s Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomic School

I started Moshe Weinfeld’s Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomic School.  Here are three items: 1.  According to Weinfeld, there are Deuteronomistic speeches in the Hebrew Bible (and it’s not surprising that the Deuteronomist has a propensity for speeches, considering that Deuteronomy … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Religion