Old Testament

God tiptoes and dances upon a thread as thin as fishing line, flirting with being judged in two extreme manners. On one side you have him being a cruel and malicious deity that inflicts punishments onto unsuspecting and undeserving victims. The other side he could be looked upon as a humane and fair lord, who … Read more

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Interpretation Of Old Testament

In reviewing the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the study of the Old Testament seems to be almost non-existent. It is not until his time in Tegel Prison, nearly one year prior to his execution, that he fully commits himself to serious thought on the subject “My thoughts and feelings seem to be getting more and … Read more

Old Testament History Study Guide

Two Major Parts of the Story of the Pentateuch – Part 1 – first 11 chapters of Genesis – creation – the fall – Judgment – part 2 – begins to answer questions – The Genres of the Pentateuch – prose narrative – law – ancient poetry – prophetic revelation – Prose Narrative – most … Read more

The Old Testament

The Old Testament is a compilation, and like every compilation it has a wide variety of contributors who, in turn, have their individual influence upon the final work. It is no surprise, then, that there exist certain parallels between the Enuma Elish, the cosmogony of the Babylonians, and the Book of Genesis, the first part … Read more