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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.

This post continues a series adapted from my commentary on the book of Judges in the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary series (Tyndale) working out the...

I detect that I am not alone in my impatience for Spring to arrive. The news reports a prosecutor attempting to bring capital charges...

Wednesday—yesterday—was Yom Kippur, and we are in the height of the fall Jewish holy season. This prompted me to write a bit on the...

So the figures in the book of Judges have been blurred out of focus by tradition, VBS programs, and perhaps also our inability to...

That crazy “scapegoat” thing in the Day of Atonement passages  (Lev. 16:6-10, 20-28; 17:7) has always bugged me. Scholars have a field day figuring...

I explained yesterday about the “afflction of soul” not being simply some kind of self-harm, but a fundamental blow to the arrogant human urge...

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

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...

Another piece of poetry I always pull out and savor at Easter is the Easter Homily of John Chrysostom. I have not gone back...

I wrote the following many years ago, having used it in a segment of my Old Testament introduction lectures for seminarians for even more...

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