Noah, Moses, Judgment, Mercy (Wenham)

 In Genesis 8:20ff we read of Noah's sacrifice that he offered soon after he, his family, and the animals exited the ark.  Here's how the story goes after Noah's sacrifice: And the Lord smelled the soothing aroma and said to himself, “I will never again curse the ground because of humankind, even though the inclination… Continue reading Noah, Moses, Judgment, Mercy (Wenham)

Their Minds Fixed on God (Craigie)

 Before the Israelites crossed the Jordan into the Promised Land, Moses had much to say.  One thing Moses highlighted was God's power and presence with his people as they went.  Here's what Moses said in Deuteronomy 31:3-6: As for the LORD your God, he is about to cross over before you; he will destroy these… Continue reading Their Minds Fixed on God (Craigie)

Moses and Israel, Genealogy and Geography

I’ve been thoroughly impressed with Stephen Dempster’s Dominion and Dynasty: A Theology of the Hebrew Bible.  If I have time later on I’ll give it a fuller review here.  For now, I do want to note that it is an excellent OT biblical-theological resource.  To give our readers a snapshot, here is an insightful paragraph… Continue reading Moses and Israel, Genealogy and Geography

A Readable Study of the Tabernacle (Ex. 25-40)

  Reformation Trust sent me a copy of this recently released monograph, God in Our Midst by Daniel Hyde, so I want to mention it here.  It is basically a devotional commentary on Exodus 25-40, the section of the Pentateuch that describes the OT tabernacle in much detail.  To be even more precise, the book… Continue reading A Readable Study of the Tabernacle (Ex. 25-40)

The Song of the Sea: An ANE Taunt

Peter Craigie wrote a great little article in Vetus Testamentum (vol. 20, #1, 1970: pp 83-86) called  "An Egyptian Expression in the Song of the Sea (Exodus XV.4)."  In this article, he argues that Ex 15.4 contains a word of Egyptian origin (šälìšäyw; "chosen officers" ESV); others have argued similarly for other words in the… Continue reading The Song of the Sea: An ANE Taunt