Category Archives: Old Testament

Theological riches of Proverbs

I propose that the book of Proverbs as a whole is a poetically theological rich book that calls for us to not only be hearers of the word; rather to be appliers of the word. There is a call within … Continue reading

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Is Job an allegory of the exilic experience.

In listening to an audio recording of Job yesterday – I noted the exilic language that was used. The ending of Job is very similar to that of what is said in Proverbs and Ecclesiastes… “Fear God”We read God rebuking … Continue reading

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Just a few more…

This morning I was fortunate and blessed to be able to visit Koorong and add a few books to my library. Brueggemann, Walter. Theology of the Old Testament – with CD-Rom. Lasor, Hubbard, Bush. Old Testament Survey. IVP. Dictionary of … Continue reading

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Does your faith have room for doubt and pessimism?

This is a copy of a post; which I wrote for Unsettled Christianity. I am currently studying Wisdom Literature – Proverbs, Psalms, Job, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes and even  Sirach and been loving it. We often do these books and … Continue reading

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There is a story in every name.

I made the following comment to Jeremy who made the observation that the list of names in Chronicles is just a long list of names… We might think of them just as names Jeremy; but to the Jewish people each … Continue reading

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Week 2 reflections on Proverbs 1- 4 & Dell and Murphy’s readings.

One of the striking things that appeared to me in reading chapters 1-4 is how the themes of the 10 Commandments – fear God, honour your parents, don’t kill, steal, covet, commit adultery (both spiritual and physical), don’t bear false … Continue reading

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What’s the point! Is life meaningless?

I have chosen Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 as the passage to exegete as part of my current studies and these are a few of my rambling thoughts on the passage. 2 “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” You … Continue reading

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Back to the books! – Wisdom Literature

I have had a somewhat eclectic few months of blogging while enjoying the summer break from study. Before then I had a regular blogging theme on the Minor Prophets, a subject that I really enjoyed.  Today marks the return to … Continue reading

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Exodus warning… Be careful to do all I tell you.

Most of my readers will know that I tend to emphasise the New Testament over the Old Testament. Having said that, one of my goals this year is to re-read the Bible through in its historical ordering of the books … Continue reading

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Some rambling thoughts about Abraham and his family

  I have been reading and enjoying the Books of the Bible. It has no chapter and verse numbers to get in the way of reading the text and it seems to flow more readily. I finished reading Genesis this … Continue reading

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