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Top Posts & Pages
- Matthew 4:18-22: Why Did They Follow Him?
- Carson on Agape and Some Word Fallacies
- Isaiah 59:16-17: A Vulnerable God?
- Is Dale Carnegie Biblical?; Compromise for God; Pagan Roots; Callimachus; Priests and Allegory; Israelite Welfare System; Lois Wilson
- Genesis 4:13: Did Cain Repent?
- Why Did Jesus Tell Mary, "Mine Hour Is Not Yet Come" (John 2:4)?
- Bart Ehrman on Luke 3:22 and Anti-Adoptionism
- Glenn Greenwald: Questions About the FBI's Role in 1/6 Are Mocked Because the FBI Shapes Liberal Corporate Media
- Gerstenberger on Post-Exilic Psalms
- When the American Debate About Abortion Was Sane and Why that Changed
- Common Dreams: Biden Applauded for Executive Order Targeting ‘Insidious’ Anti-Worker Practices
- Book Write-Up: The Path of Faith, by Brandon D. Crowe
- Glenn Greenwald: Questions About the FBI’s Role in 1/6 Are Mocked Because the FBI Shapes Liberal Corporate Media
- Books Write-Up: Worshiping with the Reformers; Understanding Gender Dysphoria
- Book Write-Up: Postmortem Opportunity, by James Beilby
- “The New War on Terror”
- “The Tulsa Libel”
- Book Write-Up: Jeremiah, by Derek Kidner
- Book Write-Up: Does God Exist?, by W. David Beck
- Book Write-Up: The Great Deformation, by David A. Stockman
Category Archives: I Samuel
I have been reading the first century Jewish work, Pseudo-Philo. In the biblical Book of I Samuel, Hannah is barren, and she mumbles before God at the sanctuary, asking God for a son. Pseudo-Philo elaborates on this. According to Pseudo-Philo, … Continue reading
For my weekly quiet time this week, I’ll blog about Psalm 113. According to Psalm 113, God dwells above the nations and even above the heavens, yet God looks at what is going on below Him in heaven and on … Continue reading
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
Louis H. Feldman, “Use, Authority and Exegesis of Mikra in the Writings of Josephus,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 485, 491, 501. … Continue reading
For my weekly quiet time this week, I studied I Samuel 30. David and his men are leaving Achish in Philistia to go to Ziklag, a city in Simeon. Ziklag belongs to the Philistines, who gave it to David and … Continue reading
I’ve been listening to Kip McKean’s series on I-II Samuel as part of my weekly quiet time (see here). Kip McKean was once head of the International Churches of Christ, which many consider a cult (see http://www.reveal.org). Although Kip is … Continue reading
Russell Miller talks about an interesting exchange on his blog, “Holy Mighty Atheist.” Russell is discussing an exchange on the blog, As Bereans Did, in which Christian Bill Hohmann tells someone he’s debating, “May God forgive you for being so … Continue reading
In I Samuel 28, King Saul visits the witch of Endor and asks her to call up Samuel from the dead. “Samuel” then tells Saul that he and his sons will soon die, for God has rejected him from being … Continue reading
1. Devorah Dimant, “Use and Interpretation of the Mikra in the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 397. “Judith 9:2-4[:] … Continue reading