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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.

Contemplating the events that transpired yesterday in Boston, the savaging of the runners and their friends and family during that part of the Boston...

So this week, Justin Bieber visited the Anne Frank House. The now infamous story involves the comment he wrote in the guest book. He...

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

When the Hindenburg blew in 1937, engineers accepted the reality that the rigid airship needed to be completely rethought. However great the lift gained...

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

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

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...

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...

Today marks the most holy day of Judaism, and Jerusalem is eerily quiet. Known as Yom Kippur, the “Day of Atonement,” it occupies the...

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