Bible Study: Can It Be Spirit-Led and Academic? Let’s face it, many Christians are intimidated by an academic approach to the Bible. In fact, some are very suspicious of an academic approach to Bible study. Doesn’t it leave out dependence on the Spirit? Aren’t academics “know-it-alls,” and full of arrogance? Don’t they reject the inspiration … Continue reading Bible Study: Can It Be Spirit-Led and Academic?
Why Do We Have to Interpret the Bible? Can’t we just take the Bible for what it says? Isn’t it plain enough? Do we really need others to help us interpret the Bible? These questions came home to me this past week when an old friend of mine emailed me about his concern regarding interpretation … Continue reading Why Do We Have to Interpret the Bible?
New Testament Bible Background Commentary IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, Second Edition by Craig S. Keener, (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2014), 816 pp. Available from Amazon USA / UK The New Testament Bible background commentary by Craig Keener has been a standard reference work for many years. The new second edition only makes this … Continue reading New Testament Bible Background Commentary
Was King Saul a Victim or a Sinner? The story of King Saul in the books of 1&2 Samuel is certainly tragic. When Saul dies on the battlefield against the Philistines (1 Sam. 31), it is hard not to feel that a life of great potential has been wasted. As a reader of Saul’s story, … Continue reading Was King Saul a Victim or a Sinner?
Mount Ebal Curse Tablet Deciphered Could Israel’s presence in the land of Canaan be dated earlier than many scholars have thought? Could the account of the building of an altar on Mount Ebal by Joshua mentioned in Joshua 8:30 be substantiated? Could it be possible that Moses did possess an alphabet enabling him to do … Continue reading Mount Ebal Curse Tablet Deciphered