Beale-Daniel’s rock


Near the end of last week blogging was interrupted by events.  I suddenly had to deal with a death and officiate at a funeral.  Our congregation is between pastors now. Families like funerals to be handled by someone who knew their loved one.  So I may be in for some more of these.  Let us just pray that the angel of death stays away for a while.

Now back to G. K. Beale’s The Temple and the Mission of the Church.

The story of Daniel 2 is about a dream the king of Babylon had. His wise men, astrologers, and magicians tell him they can’t interpret it. He sentences this whole elite group to death including the Israelite, Daniel. Daniel, however gets an audience with the king and interprets the dream.

The dream was of a big statue made of different metals. The feet, though, were metal and clay. A huge…

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About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. I study the History of Biblical Interpretation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of its Ph.D. program. I have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting.
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