Category - Exploring God through the Bible

Genesis 2:4-2:25 – Characters

Characters Names God Man Position / Distance & Static / Dynamic God Static – unemotional Distance – Center of narrator and audience focus. Affecting change in the situation Man Static – No emotion...

Genesis

Genesis 1:1-2:3 – The Creation Genesis 2:4-2:25 – The Garden of Eden Genesis 3:1-3:24 – The Fall Genesis 4:1-4:16 – Cain and Abel Genesis 4:17-4:26 – Generations of Cain and Seth The post...

Genesis 1:1-2:3 – Observations

Observations 1:1 – beraysheeth (in the beginning)– No definite article. Literal interpretation “in a beginning”. Theologically, acceptable to say “in the beginning”. 1:1 – This...

חסד in Ruth

Introduction Undercurrents ripple through the narrative of Ruth.  The author, in contrast with the majority of the canon, has created a work which uses literary form and technique, rather than direct communication...

The Characterization of the Wicked in Psalm 5

Introduction “Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God…” (Psalm 5:2)  Psalm 5 is a lament of the psalmist to God asking for protection, for guidance and for just punishment upon the...

Translating the Shema

The Shema, the Jewish proclamation of faith in Deuteronomy 6:4-5, has been interpreted in a variety of ways.  In this paper, the four commonly debated interpretations will be assessed resulting in a more precise...

The Meaning and Task of Translation

One of the greatest travesties in Biblical translation extends from the basic belief in Fee’s statement, “The goal of translation is to reproduce the meaning of the text, not the form...

Character Development in Paul’s Shipwreck Saga

Introduction Seemingly out of place among the narrative in Acts, the saga of the shipwreck on the journey to Rome stands alone in its intention.  A scene by scene journey illuminates not only the characterization...

The Evolution of “My People” in Amos

INTRODUCTION What exactly is understood by the term, “My people”, a label often used by God to refer to the Israelites.  As the book of Deuteronomy dictates, it is a community in which is privilege and...

Understanding the Character of God in Judges

Introduction Threaded through the cycles of Judges is the underlying character of God. Stitched with various literary techniques, three of God’s character traits rise to the surface: His desire for partnership...

The Greatest Love…

Greater love hath no man than this that a man laid down his life for his friends.  This statement is simply wrong.  Let’s try “greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for...

Preaching or Teaching

What’s the difference between a preacher and a teacher? I would love to be a teacher, but I can’t stand most preachers. The preacher is supposed to announce the gospel. Proclaim it. I suppose they can...

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