Tagged: Old Testament

Seeing the Psalms in a Fresh Way 0

Seeing the Psalms in a Fresh Way

The Psalms are beloved by both Jews and Christians. Much of our worship is inspired by the Psalms. But it is easy to the Psalms as random collections of praise and reflection. This excellent...

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5 Things to Remember When Talking About the Bible and Genocide 0

5 Things to Remember When Talking About the Bible and Genocide

One of the hardest topics to discuss is the Israelite invasion of Canaan and the complete destruction of certain cities. It makes both Christians and non-Christians uncomfortable. The intention of this post is not...

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Was the Bible Written Because People Were Afraid of Death? 0

Was the Bible Written Because People Were Afraid of Death?

“All religions are based on people’s fear of death and their desperate attempts to find hope after death.” Have you heard statements like this? Certainly the afterlife is an important part of many (but...

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10 More Things You May Not Have Known About the Bible 0

10 More Things You May Not Have Known About the Bible

Some time back I wrote a post about 10 Things You May Not Have Known About the Bible. Since I believe that there are always more things to learn, here are 10 more things...

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7 Things to Remember When Reading the Bible 0

7 Things to Remember When Reading the Bible

Many years ago, I had a couple of Roman Catholic ladies come to my door. They went on to explain to me that the problem with the world today was that too many people...

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Devotions: Hosea 0

Devotions: Hosea

A devotion based on Hosea 1:2. When God called prophets to serve him, there was always a cost. It might be persecution, it might even by martyrdom. Hosea had one of the cruelest prices...

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The Lord is With You 0

The Lord is With You

This is the sermon I preached for the 160th anniversary of Woodford Baptist Church. Judges 6:11-18 Introduction Of all the judges, Gideon is one of my favourites. Most of the other judges are fairly...

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Elijah and the Battle of the Gods 0

Elijah and the Battle of the Gods

Is there any point of looking for background information on the Bible or should we just keep our reading on the surface level? Although I believe people can learn what they need to know...

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2 Kings 0

2 Kings

2 Kings: Word Biblical Commentary [WBC] By T.R. Hobbs / Thomas Nelson This work on 2 Kings by T.R. Hobbs begins with a detailed introduction discussing the structure, date, authorship and historical veracity of...

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Survey of the Old Testament 0

Survey of the Old Testament

  A Survey of the Old Testament, Expanded and RedesignedBy Andrew E. Hill & John H. Walton / Zondervan Hill and Walton’s acclaimed guide now features an expanded text and full-color maps, photographs, timelines,...

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Devotions: Malachi 0

Devotions: Malachi

A devotion based on Malachi 1:8. The Old Testament provides very clear guidelines for the sacrifices offered to God. Because God is holy and righteous, only the best animals are to be sacrificed. In...

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Devotions: Zechariah 0

Devotions: Zechariah

A devotion based on Zechariah 4:6. Zechariah was prophesying during a very dark time for Judah. The nation had been destroyed. Although the exile was technically over and people were coming back, the situation...

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Devotions: Haggai 0

Devotions: Haggai

A devotion based on Haggai 2:5. The context of this passage was a very difficult time for Judah. Although the exile was technically over, things were not as prosperous as people had hoped. The...

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The Patience of Job 0

The Patience of Job

I have sometimes been accused of having “the patience of Job.” Not only is this giving me more credit when it comes to patience than I deserve, it also misrepresents the story of Job....

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Devotions: Zephaniah 2

Devotions: Zephaniah

A devotion based on Zephaniah 3:9. Like many of the minor prophets, Zephaniah speaks of judgment. There will be judgment on both Judah and the nations. The nations are the gentiles or the non-Jewish...

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Devotions: Habakkuk 0

Devotions: Habakkuk

A devotion based on Habakkuk 1:2. Although written thousands of years ago, Habakkuk’s prophecy is very timely. Habakkuk looked at the world around him with all its violence and injustice and felt despair. Where...

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Devotions: Nahum 0

Devotions: Nahum

A devotion based on Nahum 1:7. While Jonah describes a Nineveh that repents of their sin, Nahum describes an unrepentant Nineveh that is under God’s wrath. Nahum goes into great detail about the power...

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Devotions: Micah 0

Devotions: Micah

A devotion based on Micah 6:8. Micah 6:8 is one of the most well known passages in the minor prophets. However, the meaning of the verse really requires an understanding of the context. Before...

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Devotions: Obadiah 0

Devotions: Obadiah

A devotion based on Obadiah 1:15. Obadiah is a one chapter prophet but that does not mean that he is at lack for something to say. His focus is on the punishment that will...

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A Popular Survey of the Old Testament 0

A Popular Survey of the Old Testament

Popular Survey of the Old Testament By Norman Geisler / Baker This survey is illustrated with black and white photos, charts, and maps. Best-selling author Dr. Norman Geisler writes in an easy, informal style...

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Devotions: Amos 0

Devotions: Amos

A devotion based on Amos 5:14. The book of Amos is fairly typical of the minor prophets. The people sin. The prophet proclaims judgment. The people are challenged to repent. I am sure there...

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What You Need to Know About the Bible 2

What You Need to Know About the Bible

If you can understand this one thing, you will avoid many of the problems that Christians encounter. Are your ready? This is very important. The Bible was not inspired as a western twenty-first century...

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Devotions: Joel 2

Devotions: Joel

A devotion based on Joel 2:28. In the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit was closely connected with prophecy. Prophecy was closely connected with authority. That authority was limited to a very small number. Far...

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Devotions: Daniel 0

Devotions: Daniel

A devotion based on Daniel 3:25. In this story, three of Daniel’s friends are arrested for refusing to worship a golden image. They are so devoted to their God that they would prefer to...

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Devotions: Ezekiel 0

Devotions: Ezekiel

A devotion based on Ezekiel 37:5. At this point in history, Judah was in a terrible situation. People were in exile. Infrastructure was crippled. Political autonomy was crumbling. The Babylonians had taken everything away from...

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Devotions: Jeremiah 0

Devotions: Jeremiah

A devotion based on Jeremiah 1:6-7 Jeremiah is one of the most well-known prophets in the Bible. He is among the three (with Isaiah and Ezekiel) major prophets in the Hebrew canon. Jeremiah would...

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Book of Isaiah 0

Book of Isaiah

For a limited time only this three volume set is available for 81% off. The Book of Isaiah, 3 Volumes By Edward J. Young / Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Young’s classic 3-volume commentary...

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Does the Bible Teach That Unicorns Exist? 5

Does the Bible Teach That Unicorns Exist?

I was recently listening to a Christian radio show and the host was trying to give an example of a myth and referred to unicorns.  The caller commented that since the Bible teaches that...

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Religion as a Quest for Afterlife 2

Religion as a Quest for Afterlife

It is common to hear the accusation that religion was created by those who feared death and needed some sort of afterlife.  Really?  And what research is that based on?  Your neighbour who had...

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Clay Jones on the Canaanite Question 0

Clay Jones on the Canaanite Question

Since there is much discussion about the war against the Canaanites, I thought I would add something else.  A few years ago, Clay Jones wrote an article for the journal Philosophia Christi on this...

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Early Hebrew Text Found 0

Early Hebrew Text Found

The earliest Hebrew text has just been discovered as you can read about here.  The text comes from the time of King David in the tenth century BC.  It has not been completely translated...

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