Review of Reading the Bible Supernaturally

There are few contemporary authors who have influenced the way I think about and live out my faith more than John Piper, I was therefore very excited to hear that he had written another book on the Bible—my favorite subject. In particular, Reading the Bible Supernaturally looks at how and why we read the Bible, … Continue reading Review of Reading the Bible Supernaturally

Reading the Old Testament in Order

Does it matter that Judges follows Joshua in our Bibles? We can all agree that it matters whether Joshua is “canonical,” part of God’s authoritative communication to His Church—part of the Bible. But does the order of the books matter? Among the various translations of the Old Testament the books considered “canonical” are mostly the … Continue reading Reading the Old Testament in Order

Review of Biblical Theology

How do lengthy regulations about the manner of dress and eating habits of the Jews point to Jesus? What significance do the proverbs and wisdom literature of the Old Testament have for Christians today? Such questions inevitably face Christians as they read their Bibles. Among scholars who study the Bible, it has been commonly recognized … Continue reading Review of Biblical Theology

A Comparison of Habakkuk Translations – 3:14

Translations of Habakkuk 3:14 (Emphasis added) Significance The various ways v. 14 differ are significant, but most significant is the question  of who possesses the arrows/rods/spears. A careful judgment on who “he” is supports the translation decision made in v. 13. Reason for Translation Most of the translations assume that “his rod” refers to the … Continue reading A Comparison of Habakkuk Translations – 3:14

A Comparison of Habakkuk Translations – 3:13

Translations of Habakkuk 3:13 (Emphasis added) Significance This verse is of great significance for interpreting Habakkuk Chapter 3. In the NIV, NET, ESV, and NASB, these lines speak only of God saving His people. In the Teleioteti translation, the agent of His salvation is identified. What is most significant is that in context the anointed … Continue reading A Comparison of Habakkuk Translations – 3:13