Monthly Archives: July 2011

Growth

At church this morning, the topic of the sermon was growth.  The text was Genesis 32:22-32, in which Jacob wrestles with a supernatural being and receives a blessing.  The pastor said that we, too, receive a blessing as we grow … Continue reading

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Childs on the Covenant Code and Exodus 24

For my write-up today of Brevard Childs’ commentary on the Book of Exodus, I will be a little more general than I usually am in my write-ups, since I am a little tired right now.  (Although this post will appear … Continue reading

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Psalm 35

For my weekly quiet time this week, I will blog about Psalm 35 and its interpreters.  Here are three items: 1.  Psalm 35:15 says (in my translation), “And in my stumbling they rejoiced, and they gathered together; nuchim gathered together … Continue reading

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Childs on Sinai and the Decalogue

In my reading today of Brevard Childs’ commentary on the Book of Exodus, the topics were Sinai and the Decalogue. Something that I appreciated as I read Childs’ comments on the Sinai story in Exodus 19-20 was how difficult the … Continue reading

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Childs’ Heart Is in the Right Place, but I Still Have Issues

In my reading today of Brevard Childs’ commentary on the Book of Exodus, I read forty pages, plus I reread Childs’ “Preface” and “Introduction”. Childs expresses many of the problems I have with the historical-critical method (and I include under … Continue reading

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Childs on the Red Sea, Manna, and Natural Causes

For my write-up today of Brevard Childs’ commentary on the Book of Exodus, I will talk some about his treatment of two topics: the Red Sea event in Exodus 14, and the manna.  In Childs’ discussion of these topics, he … Continue reading

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Childs Spells Out His Methodology Some More

In my reading today of Brevard Childs’ commentary on the Book of Exodus, Childs spells out some of the aspects of canonical criticism that I was discussing yesterday: his view that scholars should look at the final form of the … Continue reading

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