Old Testament Narrative
Old Testament Narratives are units of thought that fit within the larger framework of an Old Testament Book.
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One way of describing the redemption through Jesus Christ is as a new and greater Exodus, the telling of it patterned after the Exodus story. That there is a “typological parallel between the historical Exodus and the Messianic Salvation”Harold ... Read More »
Egyptian Religion If some understanding is to be gained from the book of Exodus and its doctrine of God, a preliminary look at the religion of the Egyptians is necessary. A very important question is to ask how much of Egypt and its culture is authentic in Exo... Read More »
Covenant and law are two of the most significant terms in the Old Testament. They stand at the heart of the faith of Israel. Anyone who wants to understand the religion of ancient Israel must have some comprehension of the meaning of the terms “covenant ... Read More »
Some specific assignment, requirement, or unique opportunity is of ten essential to discovery! How often has some preacher reluctantly agreed to accept a topic or text, doubting that any real challenge could be found there, and then been amazed at the rich, ... Read More »
Introduction The Bible begins with the account of creation: God speaks, and heaven and earth and all that in them is, including man, comes into being. But man is not simply a part of creation as are the other creatures. While he is made of the same dust as the... Read More »
Introduction The study of the book of Hosea is timely for the people of God in the last half of the twentieth century. The condition in the churches today is similar to that in Israel in the middle of the eighth century B.C. Israel had become conformed to her ... Read More »
Could any thought be more sobering at this time of bicentennial celebration than that two hundred years were all that were allowed to the kingdom of Israel to rise, prosper, decline, and pass into oblivion? Whatever system of Old Testament chronology we follow... Read More »
How does one identify the major motifs of a book or of the preaching of a prophet? Does he count the number of times each word is used and select the words which occur most often? Or does he make a value judgment about the significance of words used and choose... Read More »