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Top Posts & Pages
- Matthew 4:18-22: Why Did They Follow Him?
- Why Did Jesus Tell Mary, "Mine Hour Is Not Yet Come" (John 2:4)?
- Is Dale Carnegie Biblical?; Compromise for God; Pagan Roots; Callimachus; Priests and Allegory; Israelite Welfare System; Lois Wilson
- More on Christ in the Rig Veda (With a Question Mark)
- The "We-Passages"
- Joan of Arcadia, Season 3
- Student and Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Douglas Boin
- "Take Away Our (Bent or Desire?) to Sinning"
- Did David Know That Uriah Knew (Assuming Uriah Knew)?
- Exodus 22:2-3 and Self-Defense
- The New American on Pro-Life Laws and Keri Lake
- Tucker’s 5/17/2022 Monologue
- The Z Man: The Party’s Over
- David Cole on the Absurdity of WaPo “Fact-Checking” and the Woke “Words Kill” Meme
- FAIR: What You Should Really Know About Ukraine
- NYMAG: Joe Biden’s Big Squeeze
- Book Write-Up: The Alchemy Thief, by R.A. Denny
- Book Write-Ups: The Servant of the Lord and His Servant People; Reformation Commentary on John 13-21; Every Leaf, Line, and Letter
- The New American: Celebrate! Columbus “Divided History” and Deserves to be Defended, Not Upended
- Morning Wire: China’s Socially Conservative Reasons for Banning Video Games
Category Archives: Papers
Cross, Dtr, and II Samuel 7
In this post, I want to highlight the parts of II Samuel 7 that Frank Moore Cross believes are Deuteronomistic, according to his Canaanite Myth and Hebrew Epic. But I’m not going to highlight every part he deems Deuteronomistic, but … Continue reading
Throughout Deuteronomy, the central sanctuary is referred to as the “place which the LORD God will cause his name to dwell” (KJV). The Hebrew word translated as “cause to dwell” is the piel of shachan. In other parts of the … Continue reading
The Deuteronomic Agenda and II Samuel 7, I Kings 8
For my paper on I Kings 8:1-30’s use of II Samuel 7, as well as the Deuteronomic emendations of both passages, I’ll need to define relevant parts of the Deuteronomist’s agenda using the Book of Deuteronomy. I’ll also have to … Continue reading
Color Code for II Samuel 7
In this post, I want to color code II Samuel 7 according to P. Kyle McCarter’s division of the sources in his Anchor Bible commentary. The code is as follows: Green will be for the primitive document, which McCarter dates … Continue reading
In my post, I Kings 8’s Allusion to II Samuel 7, I mentioned I Kings 8:16’s allusion to II Samuel 7:8: II Samuel 7:8: Now therefore thus you shall say to my servant David: Thus says the LORD of hosts: … Continue reading
From Your Bowels/Loins
In II Samuel 7:12 states: “When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come forth from your body, and I will establish his kingdom” (NRSV). According … Continue reading
Loosely Quoting God
In my post, I Kings 8’s Allusion to II Samuel 7, Part II, I cite I Kings 2:4, 8:25, and 9:5, which quote God as saying that “there will not be cut off for you a man from on the … Continue reading
Rest in II Samuel 7
I raised some questions about “rest” in II Samuel 7 in my post, Rest, Then Centralization. It turns out that P. Kyle McCarter believes all the references to “rest” in II Samuel 7 are Deuteronomic. That would include vv 9b-11a. … Continue reading
Rest, then Centralization, Part II
This is Part II of my post, Rest, Then Centralization. Please read that if you want background information for this post. Okay, why is it that the Deuteronomist in II Samuel 7:13 makes the generalized zera of v 12 refer … Continue reading
Rest, then Centralization
In II Samuel 7:13, the Deuteronomist wants to emphasize that Solomon would build a house for God’s name. P. Kyle McCarter, in his Anchor Bible commentary on II Samuel, maintains that the Deuteronomist applies the zera (seed) of v 12 … Continue reading