How Jerusalem Became “The City of David” – A Brief Explanation

In the Bible, it's not uncommon for Jerusalem to be called "The City of David." In most English translations, the phrase "City of David" is found around 45 times. The first time this name for Jerusalem appears in Scripture is 2 Samuel 5:7 (cf. 1 Chr. 11:5). As the story goes, king David and his… Continue reading How Jerusalem Became “The City of David” – A Brief Explanation

The New Jerusalem (Bavinck)

One great aspect of being a follower of Jesus is the fact that we have a great inheritance waiting for us in the new creation (1 Pet 1:4-5). The new creation itself will be an amazing place where God's people will no longer have to worry about sin, sickness, evil, death, cancer, kidnapping, rape, divorce,… Continue reading The New Jerusalem (Bavinck)

Quick Review of the ESV Bible Atlas

 I've spent quite a while looking through my ESV Bible atlas, so I thought I'd give a quick review.  First of all, it is a great resource.  The maps are attractive and helpful - and there are many of them.  There are also quite a few nice color charts and pictures of different Bible regions, giving… Continue reading Quick Review of the ESV Bible Atlas