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Old Testament

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Old Testament

Wanting to learn more about the Old Testament? Here are some posts on topics, scholarly questions, and more on Old Testament passages. Some are our own thoughts and some are the thoughts of prominent Christian scholars.

There is an avalanche of sin in Genesis. It includes pride, murder, sexual immorality to name a few. But what is the significance of these stories? Read this excerpt by Gordon J. Wenham. We found it in the Word Biblical Commentary. THE IMPORTANCE OF GENESIS The ancient [Near Eastern] background…

Law vs Faith — one of the main conflicts Paul seeks to resolve in his letter to the Romans. Dig deeper into Romans 3:27-31 with Marvin C. Pate and this excerpt from his contribution to the Teach the Text Commentary Series. Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. Because of…

It’s a question we all ask ourselves at some point: does the Old Testament law still apply? Read the passage below along with the notes taken from the Chronological Life Application Study Bible to help you explore this question. “Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to…

I set my rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud: and I will remember My covenant which is…

This content is adapted from the blog over at Zondervan Academic and is written by Jeremy Bouma (ThM). Maybe it’s because I’m a green preacher and haven’t taught on the Old Testament often, but applying Deuteronomy to 21st century living is a head scratcher. Yet Daniel Block’s commentary on Deuteronomy (NIVAC) manages…

Book of Joshua

What does the Old Testament — specifically the book of Joshua — have to do with Jesus? Read this content pulled from the Bible Knowledge Commentary to find out. THE PURPOSE OF THE BOOK OF JOSHUA The purpose of the Book of Joshua is to give an official account of…

This article on reading Proverbs is originally from the Zondervan Academic blog. Reading Proverbs One of my seminary professors used to cheekily refer to common Christian devotional practices as our “daily bread crumb”. Meaning: we often take a verse or even part of a verse and spin out a comforting…

Life can be difficult and dangerous, but in the Psalms we see God’s faithfulness to us through the difficult and dangerous times. This excerpt, taken directly from the BE Series Commentary by Wiersbe, walks us through Psalm 91. Even when life is dangerous, in God we can have a hidden,…

Psalm 51 has long been one of my favorite passages of Scripture, and I came to love it because of Jon Foreman’s song White as Snow. Funny thing is, this psalm is entirely about sin. It’s pretty humbling to read (and even more humbling to sing and confess to God…

As human words to and about God, the psalms instruct us in myriad ways about how to worship God. They teach us how to sing, dance, rejoice, give thanks, confess sin, grieve, express anger, make requests of God, proclaim God’s name far and wide, and much more. They are a…

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