The Day of the Lord (NIDNTTE)

 The phrase "the day of the LORD" (יוֹם־יְהוָה֙) in OT literature is a phrase with deep meaning and significance.  This phrase is often found in prophetic literature in the context of a significant period of time in the future.  It's a big topic! One resource that discusses this phrase is the New International Dictionary of New… Continue reading The Day of the Lord (NIDNTTE)

Agape, Phileo, and Eros: Sorting Through The Meanings

I'm sure many of our readers have heard all sorts of info about the differences between three words for love: agape (αγαπη), eros (ερως), and phileo (φιλεω). I've heard a few of these discussions myself and they often leave me a little concerned because they aren't always overly accurate. I could do a write-up of… Continue reading Agape, Phileo, and Eros: Sorting Through The Meanings

A People for His Possession (NIDNTTE)

1 Peter 2:9 says But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light (NIV).  The phrase: "God's special possession" can also be translated, "a people for his [God's] possession" (λαὸς εἰς περιποίησιν).  I… Continue reading A People for His Possession (NIDNTTE)