Anger: The Bible says, “The Nose Knows” Did you know that the word “nose” is a common way of expressing anger in the Old Testament? The psalmist speaks of the Lord’s anger by saying, “Smoke went up from His nostrils (Ps. 18:8–NKJV). In Ezekiel 38:18 when Gog comes against the land of Israel, the Lord … Continue reading Anger: The Bible says, “The Nose Knows”
Tallness: Motifs in Samuel Tallness has its advantages and disadvantages. A tall person will have less legroom on a plane or may have to duck their head when entering a doorway. Tallness is great for reaching things in high places or for being able to see above the crowd when watching a public event. Of … Continue reading Tallness: Motifs in Samuel
Looking at Logos 8 This article has two purposes. First to introduce you to Logos, the best Bible study software in the world (that’s no exaggeration), and to help you evaluate whether Logos is for you. Secondly, I’ll be evaluating Logos 8, the latest version. If you are already familiar with Logos (and using it) … Continue reading Looking at Logos 8
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?
How David Killed Goliath: Are You Sure? One of the most popular biblical subjects for artists is the story of David and Goliath. In fact, many paintings (or drawings) focus in on the moment of how David killed Goliath. These renderings of this popular event either zoom in on the moment that David slings the … Continue reading How David Killed Goliath: Are You Sure?
Oldest Hebrew Writing Discovered From Egypt? Is it possible that ancient Hebrew writings over 3800 years old exist from Egypt? In other words, writings that date to the time that Joseph was reputed to be there? Is it also possible that these writings mention the biblical names Joseph, Asenath (his wife), Manasseh (son of Joseph), … Continue reading Oldest Hebrew Writing Discovered From Egypt?
The following article is an excerpt from my book Family Portraits: Character Studies in 1 and 2 Samuel. It is taken from chapter 2 which is a character study on Peninnah, one of the wives of Elkanah, the father of Samuel. I chose this excerpt because the study on Peninnah is the shortest in the … Continue reading Peninnah: The Other Woman