Biblical Theology, Poverty, and Social Justice: Part 10

| July 9, 2013

In this installment of our series, we want to consider a passage in Acts 2 that is often brought into the discussion of a biblical view of social justice: Acts 2:42-47. 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came […]

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 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 […]