Category Archives: Old Testament

Literary History of the Old Testament

Peter Enns discusses this question a bit in order to link to a chart (PDF) put together by Trent C. Butler in his review of Konrad Schmid’s  The Old Testament: A Literary History. As Enns points out, the details are … Continue reading

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Fairies in the Bible?

Joel Hoffman is blogging today about unicorns and other mythological creatures in the Bible—or at least in the King James Version. As he usually does, Dr. Hoffman raises an intriguing question about how the original Hebrew words the KJV rendered … Continue reading

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Why Christians Need to Know about the Septuagint

Peter Enns has posted an interview with Timothy Michael Law, author of When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible. Let it serve as a brief introduction to why the Septuagint, the “Bible of the … Continue reading

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Does Young-Earth Creationism Deny Creatio ex Nihilo?

Dan Jepsen seems to think so. Share this: Digg this postRecommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postTell a friend

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Did Paul Believe in a Historical Adam?

Not According to Joel Hoffman—because history (in the modern, post-Enlightenment sense) hadn’t been invented yet: I think that the whole notion of “historical” is a modern one, created by modern science, and that it’s this entirely modern approach that pits … Continue reading

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Qeiyafa Evidence of an Early Judahite Cultus

Jim West has the press release from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with is worth reading in full. Prof. Yosef Garfinkel, the Yigal Yadin Professor of Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, announced today the discovery … Continue reading

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Chaplain Mike, Douglas Wilson, and a Wood Shed

“Esau Christianity” is a neologism we have needed for quite some time: I’m thinking that what Douglas Wilson needs is a Bible study. And won’t he be hacked off to discover that when God wanted to found a nation, he … Continue reading

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What Do You Get When You Cross the Talmud with a Spreadsheet?

Some interesting numbers on the frequency of biblical citations in the Talmud, which Michael Satlow is presently at a loss to adequately explain. As I slowly gain more familiarity with the many extraordinary but poorly documented powers of Excel, I’ve … Continue reading

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Crash Course on the Septuagint

Did you know that the New Testament writers almost always quoted the Septuagint (LXX), and early Greek translation of the Old Testament, rather than the Hebrew Bible itself? You would if you read Michael S. Heiser’s nice, brief introductory article … Continue reading

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It’s “Adam and Eve,” not “Adam and…”

Atrahasis? I’ve got to admit, the old quip about “Adam and Steve” was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the title of RJS’s post at JesusCreed. But don’t let my odd sense of humor keep you … Continue reading

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