Wisdom Literature and Epistles as Case Laws

It is interesting to observe that the New Testament Epistles and much of the Old Testament Wisdom literature have a function that closely parallels the case laws of the Torah. This observation helps us see that the contemporary approach to exegesis that attempts to adduce universal principles from Biblical texts misses the point of their … Continue reading Wisdom Literature and Epistles as Case Laws

Is a Covering Long Hair or Veil? Interpreting 1 Corinthians 11:1-16

Have you ever wondered why Evangelical Christians who believe the Bible to be inerrant and authoritative do not require women to veil themselves in the Church? Is that not the clear meaning of 1 Corinthians 11, often interpreted as referring to the veiling of woman (e.g., ESV “if a wife will not cover her head, … Continue reading Is a Covering Long Hair or Veil? Interpreting 1 Corinthians 11:1-16

Review of Interpreting the Prophetic Word by Willem A. VanGemeren

Amazon.ca Amazon.com In his Interpreting the Prophetic Word, VanGemeren has undertaken a hefty venture: he seeks to provide both the tools needed to interpret prophetic literature in the Bible and a sweeping overview of each prophetic book. His approach is generally Reformed in its emphasis on the centrality of covenant in the unfolding of redemptive … Continue reading Review of Interpreting the Prophetic Word by Willem A. VanGemeren

Review of The Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann

Amazon.ca Amazon.com In his The Prophetic Imagination, Walter Brueggemann attempts to unite the Old Testament evidence with our contemporary situation in order that the Church may seriously consider the role of the prophetic in ministry (xxiii, 1). According to his own definition of prophetic, Brueggemann’s book is itself prophetic in that its poetic language seeks … Continue reading Review of The Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann

A Translation of Habakkuk

Over the last couple of years I have studied the book of Habakkuk and have been writing several books on it. One of the fruits of this labour is a translation of Habakkuk from the original Hebrew text (as recorded in the Leningrad Codex). I have endeavoured to translate Habakkuk in such a way that … Continue reading A Translation of Habakkuk