Joseph: God’s man, not Pharaoh’s man …

Thoughts on Gen 41:42-45, nicely stated by John Walton: On the surface, Joseph is being "made" by Pharaoh.  Everything he is given comes from Pharaoh's hand: his office, status, privilege, name, wife - everything.  He is "reborn" as a servant of Pharaoh.  The irony is that from the standpoint of Genesis, it is not the… Continue reading Joseph: God’s man, not Pharaoh’s man …

On an Appropriate Use of Background Studies for Biblical Interpretation

A co-laborer in a sister denomination (CanRC), Rev. Dr. Wes Bradenhoff, wrote an interesting post yesterday about John Walton’s approach to Genesis 1 and I wanted to write a follow-up to it, not so much a post registering any disagreement with Wes, but more a “yes, although also …” type of post. I thought I’d… Continue reading On an Appropriate Use of Background Studies for Biblical Interpretation