In this podcast, we discover how an ancient Israelite prophet argued his legal case against Israel. This discovery shows how the legal system in Israel was based on a common-law system.
Amos came with a message from YHWH to the Northern Kingdom of Israel. He was not considered a formal prophet, or even in a prophetic school (7:14), but rather, he was a farmer from the southern tribes (1:1). Even though he did not have formal training, his book still communicates the message of God inContinue reading “A Biblical Theology of the Book of Amos”
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?”
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”
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”
Literary Comparisons The discoveries of Ugarit included a vast array of literature. Ugarit contained the largest Canaanite body of literature known to date. The best-known portion of this literature is the Baal Cycle. It is an epic about the exploits and challenges of Baal. In addition to the well-known mythical texts, the literature also includesContinue reading “Ugarit and It’s Significance for Biblical Studies: Part 3”
Grammatical Comparison Because of their close proximity to each other, Ugaritic and Hebrew share many common features. For example, the base form for many of their words has three radicals. From these radicals, endings are added, or vowels changed to use the words in a variety of ways. Nouns The noun systems in Ugaritic andContinue reading “Ugarit and It’s Significance for Biblical Studies: Part 2”