Christ As King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ Part 2

Royal Appearance of Christ (NT) When we turn to the NT, Jesus appears as the subject matter. He is immediately addressed as king and people are willing to make him one. Jesus himself claimed to be king, although indirectly. Jesus’s Claim to be King Jesus made several claims to be the King of Israel. First,Continue reading “Christ As King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ Part 2”

Christ As King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ Part 1

Christians often treat Jesus as a friend and a brother, as well they should. He is both the “first-born among many brethren” and our friend (Heb 2:10; Jn 15:14-15). Yet, in American society, we have often left Christ on this level only. We often do not think what it means that he is King andContinue reading “Christ As King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ Part 1”

A Grimm View of Theology

In this podcast, I introduce a short series that I’m doing on how to interpret the Old Testament Law. I’m trying to find a way to interpret the law that is hermetically consistent and historically accurate. Links and Sources Volsunga Saga: https://archive.org/details/volsungasagastor00spariala/page/50 Margaret Barber Crosby, The Making of a German Constitution: A Slow Revolution (NewContinue reading “A Grimm View of Theology”

Christ and the Divine Council: Part 2

The Death of the Incarnate Son When Jesus took upon him the form of a servant, he shattered every conceivable norm in the DC. Yahweh was already function as an angel when he took a further step down and became “lower than the אלהים/αγγελοι” (Ps 8:5; Heb 2:7). He was made a man and becameContinue reading “Christ and the Divine Council: Part 2”

Christ and the Divine Council: Part 1

The concept of angels is much deeper than most Christians realize. The New Testament writers used αγγελος to refer to a class of beings known in the Old Testament as אלהים or gods. For example, Hebrews 1:6 says, “Let all the αγγελοι of God worship [Christ].” Psalm 97:7 says, “Worship [Yahweh], all you אלהים.” ThisContinue reading “Christ and the Divine Council: Part 1”

The OT and Me: What is Our Relationship with It?

Most Christians at some time or another have wondered what we do with the Old Testament (OT). I don’t think I can answer all the questions. But I want to suggest a way of thinking about the OT that may lead to fruitful exegesis. Before my suggestion, I have two thoughts. First, as Christians weContinue reading “The OT and Me: What is Our Relationship with It?”

Authorship of Isaiah according to Jewish Tradition

I found this tradition concerning the authorship of Isaiah in the Babylonian Talmud (Bava Batra, trans: The William Davidson Talmud). Apparently, they thought that Isaiah’s works were compiled by Hezekiah. Jeremiah wrote his own book, and the book of Kings, and Lamentations. Hezekiah and his colleagues wrote the following, and a mnemonic to remember whichContinue reading “Authorship of Isaiah according to Jewish Tradition”

Awakened Church: Part 3

Race and the American Church Unfortunately, the United States of America has consistently denied all these Scriptural principles to African Americans. African Americans have been consistently segregated to the worst parts of the cities.[1] Policing, past and present, has often enforced the law unequally on African American communities.[2] In the past, the financial industry consistentlyContinue reading “Awakened Church: Part 3”

Awakened Church: Part 2

The Stranger in the Land The term גֵּר means stranger or immigrated citizen. A stranger was not a native inhabitant of a country (Ex 2:22, cf. Gn 15:13; 23:4; Ex 12:49; 18:3). The stranger had legal status as a citizen of Israel (Ex 2:49; Is 14:1; Ez 47:22) as opposed to the נָכְרִי, foreigner, andContinue reading “Awakened Church: Part 2”

Logos Tutorial: Intertextuality/Inner-Biblical Exegesis

In this video, I show how to find passages in the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible where they share similar unique vocabulary. It is complex, but do able. You will want to have your basic-search and word-list skills down like a boss. It can get a bit tricky at times. Link to AFAT Hebrew BibleContinue reading “Logos Tutorial: Intertextuality/Inner-Biblical Exegesis”