Monthly Archives: November 2014

understanding psalms 90

Psalms 90 styles itself as a psalm written by Moses or passed down from Moses. The authorship is interesting concerning the content. The theme of the psalm is how man lives for a short time, yet God lives forever. In … Continue reading

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walter brueggemann on david’s celebrity

From Walter Brueggemann’s Theology of the Old Testament: By focusing on this material, we immediately center on David, the “star” of Israel’s narrative, who pushes Israel’s storytellers to imaginative extremes. More than this, the text as we have it suggests … Continue reading

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a critique of elihu’s speech against job

In the book of Job, Job has three friends approach him and condemn him for evil. Because Job was suffering, they were of the opinion that Job had some hidden evil. After a few rounds of back and forth, the … Continue reading

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satan borrows God’s power to use against job

In the book of Job, Satan approaches God and offers up a bet against God’s most favored human being, Job. Satan actually makes two bets (the first of which Satan loses fairly quickly). Both bets involve supernatural acts levied against … Continue reading

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elihu was a false prophet to job

From John Franklin Genung: The friends, however, have exhausted their resources, and through three discourses have been silent, as it were, snuffed out of existence. It is at this point, then, that Elihu is introduced, to renew their contention with … Continue reading

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ehrman on the prophets

From God’s Problem: The writings of the prophets are among the most misunderstood parts of the Bible today, in no small measure because they are commonly read out of context.14 Many people today, especially conservative Christians, read the prophets as … Continue reading

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