Daily Archives: August 21, 2011

My Pastor on the Messianic Secret

At church this morning, the pastor offered a sensible interpretation of the Messianic Secret.  The Messianic Secret is Jesus keeping secret his Messianic status in the synoptic Gospels.  Jesus either did not tell people that he was the Messiah, or … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Church, Religion

Saul Is Tov

On page 355 of Poetics of Biblical Narrative, Meir Sternberg says the following about King Saul: “‘Saul’—the traditional rendering goes—‘was a handsome [tov] young man.  There was not a man among the children of Israel more handsome [tov] than he; … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, I Samuel, Religion