Category Archives: Biblical History

With Visions Of Basil Wolverton’s Drawings Dancing In My Head

When I think of Noah’s flood [1], I think of Basil Wolverton’s drawings from The Bible Story.  Maybe not everyone has that sort of association, but for me, the childhood sight of those faces in deep distress as their world … Continue reading

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Portland Anonymous: Fragment Eight

I have to admit I was a bit surprised when we were given the chance to have the first interview where #N/A talked after his identity was known.  It was strange for us, because we are a small church and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mekilta de-Rabbi Ishamel: Volume Two

Mekilta de-Rabbi Ishamel:  Volume Two, translated by Jacob Z. Lauterbach Admittedly, I am approaching this obscure midrashic text in a somewhat backward fashion.  Having first received and read the third volume of this work, I was prompted to obtain the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mekilta de-Rabbi Ishmael: Volume One

Mekilta de-Rabbi Ishmael:  Volume One, translated by Jacob Z. Lauterbach It is not my usual habit to read multi-volume books in reverse order, but that is precisely what happened here.  To be sure, this was not due in any way … Continue reading

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Woe To The Scribes And Pharisees: Part Three

In our closing section of this particular discussion [1], it is worthwhile to discuss the melancholy nature of the origin of conflict between the biblical worldview of Christianity and the Talmudic worldview of the scribes and Pharisees that formed the … Continue reading

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Woe To The Scribes And Pharisees: Part Two

Having previously examined the kal vahomer approach of Jesus Christ that exposed the gap between the Pharisees’ perception of their own righteousness and the way it was viewed by God, it is worthwhile to examine the gap between the legitimate … Continue reading

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Woe To The Scribes And Pharisees: Part One

As is sometimes the case, I would like to take a familiar biblical passage and make it a bit less familiar by discussing aspects of the passage that are not generally known.  Before I begin this process, I would like … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Fall Of Adam And Eve

Today, humorously enough, it fell upon me to discuss the fall of Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden [1] today for the kiddos of the fourth through sixth grades in my local congregation. As is often the case, … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: What Does Revelation 19:15 Mean?

Earlier this morning, as I was getting ready for work, I received a series of messages from one of my loyal (if busy) readers, who asked me very simply what Revelation 19:15 meant.  I’m not quite sure what prompted this … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Does The Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality?

What Does The Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality?, by Kevin DeYoung Like many contemporary writers, against my own personal inclinations I have felt it necessary from time to time to write about homosexuality [1], and one gets the sense that … Continue reading

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