Favorite Edited Books dealing with Old Testament Historical Issues

Due to my academic training in Old Testament I have an interest in how issues in historical criticism should be approached by believing (or more narrowly, "conservative") scholars.  Because of this, certain books have wound up on my shelves that might not end up on the shelves of most other Reformed pastors.  Since in the… Continue reading Favorite Edited Books dealing with Old Testament Historical Issues

Abraham Kuyper on Scripture, Part 3

This post stands in line with a couple of posts I did over a year ago (Here and Here). In his The Work of the Holy Spirit, Abraham Kuyper notes that the biblical writers did not wait to start writing scripture until redemption had been fully accomplished and revelation had been fully received.  Rather, revelation… Continue reading Abraham Kuyper on Scripture, Part 3

The Locust Plague/Army in Joel: More from the Eastern Fathers

A while back I posted a blurb from Isho'dad of Merv wherein he identified the various kinds of locusts in Joel 1.4 as references to individual kings of Assyria and Babylon.  I had one other quote along the same lines I thought I'd share - this time regarding the "northerner" in Joel 2.20: "I will… Continue reading The Locust Plague/Army in Joel: More from the Eastern Fathers

Abraham Kuyper on Scripture, Part 2

This is a continuation of material from the previous post on Kuyper’s approach to the inspiration of God’s word. Although the Holy Spirit spoke directly to men, human speech and language being no human inventions, yet in writing He employed human agencies.  But whether He dictates directly, as in the Revelation of St. John, or… Continue reading Abraham Kuyper on Scripture, Part 2

Abraham Kuyper on Scripture, Part 1

I was struck by what Abraham Kuyper had to say about the features of the Biblical text and the inspiration of scripture.  The more I read by the Amsterdam theologians, I’m intrigued by their open-mindedness to certain trajectories in biblical studies (especially in the late 1800's to early 1900's when critical studies were much less… Continue reading Abraham Kuyper on Scripture, Part 1