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Finishing Christine Hayes’ Lectures, and Abraham’s Seed Blessing the Nations

Yesterday, I finished watching Professor Christine Hayes’ lectures for her Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) class at Yale University.  Yale offers her lectures online, and you can also find them on Youtube.  Next, I will watch Yale Professor … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Old Testament: A Literary History

Konrad Schmid.  The Old Testament: A Literary History.  Translated by Linda M. Maloney.  Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2012. Konrad Schmid defines a literary history as “an attempt to present and interpret literary works not simply in themselves but in their various … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Soul, by J.P. Moreland

J.P. Moreland.  The Soul: How We Know It’s Real and Why It Matters.  Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2014. I would like to thank Moody Publishers for my review copy of this book.  See here for Moody’s page about it. J.P. Moreland … Continue reading

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Why Rydelnik’s Book Was So Refreshing

A few days ago on my blog, I reviewed Michael Rydelnik’s The Messianic Hope: Is the Hebrew Bible Really Messianic?  See here to read my review.  Rydelnik argues in that book that the Hebrew Bible points directly to the Messiah, … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Messianic Hope, by Michael Rydelnik

Michael Rydelnik.  The Messianic Hope: Is the Hebrew Bible Really Messianic?  Nashville: B&H Academic, 2010. I would like to thank B&H Academic for my review copy of this book.  See here for B&H’s page about it. The question of whether … Continue reading

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Latest on The Unbreakable Promise

My church did not meet for Bible study last night on account of the snow.  We may not finish the series that we have been going through: The Unbreakable Promise: God’s Covenants with Abraham, Moses, and David, with Michael Rydelnik.  … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel

Jon D. Levenson.  Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel: The Ultimate Victory of the God of Life.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006. A prominent scholarly narrative is that the concept of the resurrection of the dead is absent throughout … Continue reading

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Traveling West

My church started a new Bible study last night.  It is The Unbreakable Promise: God’s Covenants with Abraham, Moses, and David, With Michael Rydelnik. One point that Rydelnik made on the DVD was that traveling east in the Hebrew Bible … Continue reading

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Paul, Christianity, and Judaism at Last Night’s Bible Study

At my church’s Bible study last night, we did Session 11, which is entitled “Paul’s Peace Movement”.  We’re going through Romans: The Letter That Changed the World, with Mart De Haan & Jimmy DeYoung. My posts on my church’s Bible … Continue reading

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Finders and Owners: Appreciating Laws as Laws, Not Advanced Ethical Concepts

In this post, I’ll use as my starting-point Deuteronomy 22:1-4, which I will quote in the King James Version: “(1.)Thou shalt not see thy brother’s ox or his sheep go astray, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt in any … Continue reading

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