Biblical Theology, Poverty, and Social Justice: Part 9

| June 24, 2013

In the preceding eight posts on this topic, we’ve focused on defining key terms so as to reveal how the Bible defines poverty and justice with respect to the poor. A lot of the discussion has been “negative” in the sense of focusing on what the Bible prohibits (i.e., abuse of the poor and how […]

Biblical Theology, Poverty, and Social Justice, Part 8

| May 25, 2013

In the last installment of this series we got into the NT vocabulary for the poor. My focus was the first of two essays I linked to earlier: “Poverty and Poor: New Testament” from Anchor Bible Dictionary “Rich and Poor” from the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels My criticisms of the first of these […]

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 4

| January 19, 2013

In Part 3 of this series, I had assembled a list of verse references drawn from the ABD article (linked in Parts 2 and 3) on the poor / poverty which its author categorized as involving oppression of the poor in legal (and hence political) contexts. I then put an exercise before myself and readers. […]