Biblical Theology, Poverty, and Social Justice: Part 12

| September 13, 2013

In this last post on the issue of the Bible, poverty, and social justice, I want to remind readers of several of the basic conclusions we reached in this series. The following conclusions were readily discernible in the biblical text after looking at the OT and NT material on poverty, the poor, and just treatment of […]

Biblical Theology, Poverty, and Social Justice, Part 7

| March 30, 2013

Time to get back to this series! Review of Earlier Part 6 It’s been a while since I posted Part 6 of this study/discussion. Hopefully by now many of you have read the two items I linked to in Part 6: “Poverty and Poor: New Testament” from Anchor Bible Dictionary “Rich and Poor” from the […]

Biblical Theology, Poverty, and Social Justice: Part 6

| February 26, 2013

Summarizing the Old Testament Material Fundamental Questions To this point in our social justice series we’ve tracked through the OT vocabulary for poverty and the poor. We supplemented the study of the vocabulary to include an article by J. Levenson about Israel’s state economy and the poor. Our goal was seeking answers to some fundamental […]

Biblical Theology, Poverty, and Social Justice, Part 5

| February 8, 2013

In the last installment of this series, I directed readers to the short essay by J. Levenson, “Poverty and the State in Biblical Thought” (13 pp). Levenson is a Jewish biblical scholar and a favorite of mine. I think the article is important for helping us think about the relationship of the Israelite state to poverty […]

Abortion, Luke 1:15, and Syntactical Databases

| April 14, 2012

A couple months ago a friend sent me a link to a New Testament study that was apparently being popularized within certain segments of the Church to legitimize abortion. The argument is patently illogical, but that isn’t why I’m blogging about it. There’s more to it than just poor thinking. Here we go. Luke 1:13-15 […]