The Church’s Missionary Identity

 I've read a bit of Richard Bauckham before (some of his stuff on Revelation, specifically), so since I enjoy his writing and since the topic interests me, I'm reading Bauckham's Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2003).  I'm still in the middle of it, but so far so… Continue reading The Church’s Missionary Identity

More Sarna: Exodus 2.2

Of what significance is the note in Exodus 2.2 where we read that Moses was a "beautiful" (NKJ) or "fine" (ESV and NIV) child? Sarna says this: "Hebrew tov, usually 'good,' might also here connote 'robust, healthy.'  The entire clause stirs immediate association with a key phrase, seven time repeated in the Genesis Creation narrative,… Continue reading More Sarna: Exodus 2.2