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

A Comparison of Habakkuk Translations – 3:3

Translations of Habakkuk 3:3 NIV:  God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. ESV:  God came from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. Teleioteti:  3God comes in from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. NET:  God comes from Teman, the sovereign one from Mount Paran. NASB:  God comes from Teman, … Continue reading A Comparison of Habakkuk Translations – 3:3

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

The Christian Worldview (4): Ethics (c)

In the early posts on ethics, under the perspective of normativity, we have already seen much of what we could discuss under the perspective of the individual Christians role in ethical decisions. Each Christian is a member of the new creation, expected to act accordingly. They are to live under the law of Christ and … Continue reading The Christian Worldview (4): Ethics (c)

The Christian Worldview (4): Ethics (b)

The Bible is the standard, the norm, for Christian ethics. The New Testament gives direct instructions to Christians today. However, a significant portion of the Bible is the Old Testament and it is often hard to identify how Old Testament ethics apply to us, a New Testament people. In this article, I hope to offer … Continue reading The Christian Worldview (4): Ethics (b)