Denis Lamoureux on Biblical Genealogies

| February 24, 2014

Over at the Patheos blog, Pete Enns has been posting about this short video series by Denis Lamoureux. You’ll recall that Dr. Lamoureux was one of the contributors to the 4 Views on the historical Adam book. His position was “no historical Adam.” He’s an evolutionary creationist. I think many of you will find this […]

The Day of Atonement in Leviticus 16: A Goat for Azazel

| November 7, 2013

I recently offered a distilled response to the question of what’s going on in Leviticus 16, the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) chapter, which mentions (correctly) in some translations that one of the goats was “for Azazel.” Azazel, the comment noted, was a demonic figure. So what’s up with that? I have copied in two […]

Genesis 6:1-4 and Historical Christian Thought

| April 20, 2013

Ever wonder how folks like Aquinas, Luther, and Calvin thought about Genesis 6:1-4? This essay I came across today provides a decent overview. I’m thinking some readers will find it interesting. Technorati Tags: Aquinas, Calvin, Christianity, Genesis 6, Luther, nephilim, sons of God

Anti-Semitic Bible Study

| February 1, 2013

I often get asked about the “true pronunciation of the divine name” or “the authentic meaning of YHWH, the Tetragrammaton.” I’ve often wondered why people care — why is it that they can’t be content with the scholarly convention of “Yahweh” in this regard, especially if they aren’t scholars, the people who typically argue about […]

Israelite Kingship: Good or Bad in the Eyes of God?

| October 27, 2012

When God tells Samuel, Israel’s judge, to anoint a king for Israel according to their demands with the words “they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them” (1 Sam 8:7), many†Bible readers and students assume that the institution of kingship was theologically disallowed for Israel. That’s a common […]