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

A Comparison of Habakkuk Translations – 3:13

Translations of Habakkuk 3:13 NIV: You came out to deliver your people, to save your anointed one. ESV: You went out for the salvation of your people, for the salvation of your anointed. Teleioteti: You come forth for the salvation of your people, for salvation with your anointed. NET: You march out to deliver your … Continue reading A Comparison of Habakkuk Translations – 3:13

A Comparison of Habakkuk Translations – 3:9

Translations of Habakkuk 3:9 NIV: You uncovered your bow, you called for many arrows. ESV: You stripped the sheath from your bow, calling for many arrows. Teleioteti: 9Your bow is wakened from its sheath, your rods sworn in with a word. NET: Your bow is ready for action; you commission your arrows. NASB:  Your bow … Continue reading A Comparison of Habakkuk Translations – 3:9

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