As seasoned fishermen, Jesus' disciples knew enough to be afraid. But where was Jesus?
In this strategic story we all learn that nationalism born of theocracy in the Mosaic covenant is not all there is to God’s larger plan.
Just as Yahweh can command the sea to be quiet, he can whistle for Leviathan and Leviathan comes.
Divine intermediaries, or mediators between the gods and humans, were well-known throughout the ancient Near East.
The book of Jonah was not simply preserved for the sake of recording history—it was preserved to teach future generations about the mighty acts of God and his ambitions for his people.
In this Seven Minute Seminary, Craig Keener reminds us that salvation, even in the Old Testament, was always by grace through faith.
In this Seven Minute Seminary, Craig Keener helps explain the context of Israel's laws by pointing out that many of the laws were admittedly meant to limit sin, not abolish it altogether.
In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. Craig Keener works through other ancient law codes, such as the Code of Hammurabi, and highlights both the similarities and contrasts with the biblical law.
In this Seven Minute Seminary, Craig Keener helps situate the Tabernacle in its ancient context, noting both its similarities and contrasts with other temples in the region.
Some of our most cherished beliefs, songs, and platitudes are based on proof-texting, which means that the original historical and literary context of the Bible is ignored.