Category Archives: Old Testament

Mezuzah Scroll

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The Shema is one of the most significant sections of Scripture in the Hebrew Bible, and it is recited daily by Jews today in morning prayers. Deuteronomy 6:4-9   4 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.  … Continue reading

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OT Theology – Reformation

My first post was a summary of Brueggemann’s survey of OT scholarship in Theology of the Old Testament (here). I’m going to try to summarize some of these different sections in greater detail. Brueggemann chooses the Reformation as the appropriate … Continue reading

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Brueggemann’s OT Theology

As I have neared the end of my graduate program, my particular interests have begun to take shape, and this has provided me with a little more specific direction for my future studies. My interests are probably still broad and … Continue reading

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Wright’s Typological Interpretation

This is a fourth post on Wright’s models of interpretation in Old Testament Ethics and the People of God. The Paradigmatic Model related the OT Law to Creation, where it sought to restore God’s creative purposes for humans and creation … Continue reading

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Wright’s OT Ethical Framework

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I just finished reading Christopher Wright’s An Eye for an Eye: The Place of Old Testament Ethics Today. Wright’s book, Old Testament Ethics for the People of God seems to be an expanded version of his thoughts in this book … Continue reading

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Tradition for Crisis

Tradition for Crisis: A Study in Hosea (1968) was one of Walter Brueggemann’s first publications, if not the first. I picked it up at Lipscomb library, and it proved to exceed my expectations. I’ve been studying the Minor Prophets, so … Continue reading

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The Use of Analogy in the OT Law

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In my last post entitled Embodied Principles in the Old Testament, I spoke about the authority of the OT to provide practical insights into godly living today. This can be accomplished through a process of deriving principles from the Law and … Continue reading

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