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Review: The Gatekeepers

Originally posted on Bob on Books:
The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency, Chris Whipple. New York: Crown, 2017. Summary: A study of the White House Chiefs of Staff, from the Nixon through Obama administrations,…

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Wright-the David-Caleb rivalry through time

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
The stories of Caleb and David come together in the story of Nabal and Abigail in 1 Samuel 25.  Nabal is a wealthy Calebite, perhaps their chief.  And David brings the Calebites into Judah as a…

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Book Write-Up: Egypt’s Sister, by Angela Hunt

Angela Hunt.  Egypt’s Sister.  Bethany House, 2017.  See here to buy the book. Egypt’s Sister is the first book of Angela Hunt’s “The Silent Years,” which concerns the so-called “Intertestamental Period,” the time between the Old and the New Testaments.  … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis and Poor Writers

Originally posted on Mere Inkling:
C.S. Lewis seldom kept a secret his low opinion of poor writers. This wasn’t because he was a literary snob, it’s because he was a literary critic. Actually, the breadth of Lewis’ literary tastes was…

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Wright-layering Caleb’s cake

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
In David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory, Jacob L. Wright sees the biblical text as like a layer cake.  It is not the product of someone stitching together fully developed narrative sources like…

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Christian Scholars Review

Originally posted on Bob on Books:
Cover of the current issue of Christian Scholars Review The most recent issue of the Christian Scholars Review (CSR) arrived in my mail the other day and it occurred to me that this might be…

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Wright-Caleb, Edom, and the Exile

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
Jacob L. Wright spent the first ten chapters of his David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory exploring what he sees as the literary construction of the David narrative.  He especially emphasized that many…

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