Poetry in Numbers

No, no, no not numbers as in 1,2,3; I’m talking about the book of Numbers. Of course, when we think of this book, the pervasive cataloging of…well…numbers immediately springs to mind. The rest of the book seems to be in prose save the well-known  Aaronic Blessing in Numbers 6:22–26. Nevertheless, in the Bible,  just because a […]

Psalm 3

In my last post, I began with a general introduction to things about the Psalms some of you may or may not have known about. Since the Psalms are an integral part of many-a-believers’ lives, I figured I would devote a few more blog posts to them. We mentioned before that the order of the […]

Struggle Bus

First of all, I would like to apologize (again) for such a long absence. My goal is to eventually get to the point where I post every day. However, the demands of life, work and school often impede that to a degree. With that said, my desire to continue this blog is as strong as […]

What is God’s Name?

Introduction Dr. Miles Van Pelt of Reformed Theological Seminary has graciously posted to the forums on Exodus 3:12, 14. It is my hope that the forums will become a hub for discussion on Bible translation whether that be translation technique or, as in this case, specific verses. I can’t think of a more apt individual to post […]

Wordplay: Romans 1:20

  Have you ever been reading some kind of exposition of Scripture and that author says that there is wordplay going on? Just as Jesus was both 100% man and 100% God, so the Scriptures are both divine and familiar. Within the context of its familiarity, the Biblical authors—just like any other authors—used literary devices for rhetorical […]

Women and Wisdom

One of my professors, Dr. Peter J. Gentry, made a good point in a class the other day that I would like to belabor. Let’s look at Proverbs 1:8. Prov 1:8: שְׁמַע בְּנִי מוּסַר אָבִיךָ וְאַל תִּטַּשׁ תּוֹרַת אִמֶּךָ Prov 1:8: Listen, my son, to the instruction of your father, and do not forsake the torah of your […]