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Notes and Comments

Exegetical and expositional articles on biblical passages, sometime excerpted from my past writing, sometimes floating ideas in current writing.

    A recent writing project sent me back to a type of literature scholars typically call "heroic." It's the ancient version of the action-adventure flick. I won't bore you with...

  Ever since Seminary, I’ve had a deep interest in Islam and all things Arabic. It began with a course on introductory literary Arabic, taught mainly as...

It’s Sunday. We’re with family and friends, enjoying our Sunday dinner. And what’s on the menu? Roast preacher! We’re talking about what the preacher...

The cry to “make the Bible relevant to today’s world” not only implies that the Bible itself lacks relevance, a point discussed yesterday, it...

No doubt about it. The most worn out and frequent cliché in the realm of biblical study and teaching is the cry to "Make...

Jerusalem is loaded with curious stories linking stunning archaeological finds with utterly obscure people who are then associated with intriguing currents of politics, culture...

I have some things to say that I've wanted to say for 35 or more years. I have hesitated, though, because they are things...

Amos 3:1-11 High Summer! We're all in the full swing of travel, barbecues, sunscreen, sports, family and friends! I guess because I often go to Israel...

So many times I hear people bashing the Old Testament, and especially the book of Joshua, for its violence. While the question is quite...

We’ve looked at two kinds of “theology,” by which I really don't mean merely our intellectual systems of doctrine, but the wider reality of...