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 […]

Naked Bible Podcast Episode 024: The Bible’s Literary Context: Historical Annals

| September 10, 2012

In the last podcast episode we continued our series on studying the Bible in a way that amounts to more than reading by taking a look at the legal genre in Old Testament books. This time I focus on another genre – military annals. I think the best way of illustrating how this genre can […]

ZIBBC – Exodus

| October 31, 2009

In my judgment, Exodus is one of the more neglected books in the Old Testament. This may sound surprising since there is so much in the book that is familiar to so many: the burning bush, the plagues, the exodus, the ten commandments, the tabernacle, and the ark of the covenant. These items may be […]