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Category Archives: Zechariah
Anthony R. Petterson. Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 2015. This book is part of the Apollos Old Testament Commentary series, which is edited by David W. Baker and Gordon J. Wenham. See here to buy the book. … Continue reading
For my write-up today on Robert Grant’s Miracle and Natural Law in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Thought, I’ll focus on Grant’s comments regarding Mark 11:23, which states (in the KJV): “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say … Continue reading
I finished Anti-Judaism in Early Christianity, volume 1, and I have two: 1. S.G. Wilson states on pages 157-158: “…the soteriological significance of Jesus’ death is never made explicit in the missionary speeches and is rarely apparent elsewhere in Luke-Acts. … Continue reading
I finished Stephen L. Cook’s Prophecy and Apocalypticism: The Postexilic Social Setting. In my reading today, Cook talked about Zechariah 1-8, 9-14, and Joel. For Cook, all of these works are apocalyptic because they envision God (accompanied by cataclysm) intervening … Continue reading
I’m continuing my way through Stephen Cook’s Prophecy and Apocalypticism: The Postexilic Social Setting. In my reading today, Cook does two things: First, he looks at believers in apocalypticism throughout history—Native American and African tribes, Jewish Messianism in Europe, the … Continue reading
I finished Paul Hanson’s Dawn of Apocalyptic. I enjoyed my reading today because I felt that Hanson illuminated biblical texts as well as highlighted the diversity of Scripture, but in a manner that demonstrated the different ideologies in conflict, rather … Continue reading
I’m continuing my way through Paul Hanson’s Dawn of Apocalyptic. In my reading today, Hanson was talking about foreign nations in passages of Second Zechariah (Zechariah 9-14). God in Zechariah 9:1-8 sweeps through the nations and takes possession of them. … Continue reading
At church this morning, we celebrated Palm Sunday. I learned that the donkey has a cross on its back (see here). I also learned that “Hosanna” means “Save”—and I could figure out why it meant that: In Hebrew, it’s the … Continue reading
Zechariah 12:10 has a variety of translations and interpretations. 1. Let’s look at the King James Version: “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and … Continue reading