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Is God Bragging On You?

Job 1:6-8 “6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. 7 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the...

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A Study of the Old Testament, part 4 (Conclusion).

Deuteronomist history Abandonment is a theme throughout the OT from Israel’s perspective.  The response was the articulation of Hope.  Deuteronomy was written while the Israelites were still in exile which is why there is no real conclusion because the resolution hasn’t happened yet, from the Israelite perspective in antiquity.  Deuteronomy focuses...

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A Study of the Old Testament, part 3.

The authors of the Old Testament weren’t concerned with getting it right.  They were only concerned about articulating their own understanding of God.  It’s important to talk about the ambiguity.  We all have opinions because we all learned to talk about things from a certain way.  If we put...

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A Study of the Old Testament, part 2.

It is important to remember that Christianity is a sect of Judaism.  It is further important to remember when reading the Old Testament that in the ancient Mediterranean, it was an Honor/Shame culture .  Our culture is a guilt culture.  The Bible, the canon within a canon is the way that we...

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