The Weekly Roundup – 2.14.20

Happy Valentine's Day! To both of my readers, I love you! Over at Is That in the Bible? readers can find a lengthy post on the story of Joseph entitled "From Robes to Riches: The Fairytale of Joseph." In this piece, Paul Davidson discusses issues related to genre, sources, redaction, and more. This is not... Continue Reading →

The Towering Arrogance of Cheap Apologetics: Heather Schuldt, Moses, and the Documentary Hypothesis

"In the fall of 2018, the problem of Wellhausen’s teaching and his followers came to my attention while working on my master’s degree." - Heather Schuldt on 10.28.181 When I was around ten or eleven I kept a red notebook filled with my musings on issues related to the Bible and Christianity. It included commentaries... Continue Reading →

Michael D. Coogan: ANE Parallels to Genesis 12-50

Michael D. Coogan, The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, third edition (OUP, 2014), 83. Many elements of the plot of Genesis 12-50 are found in other ancient literatures. Among these, one of the most significant is the epic of Kirta (also called Keret), partially preserved on three clay tablets found at Ugarit....The... Continue Reading →

Weekly Roundup – 9.14.18

Here are a few things I've enjoyed this week. Twitter user @Elishabenabuya has a really good blog post on "Henotheism and the OT" over at his website. As he points out, multiple gods are mentioned in the Old Testament, many of which were acknowledged to be real in some form or fashion, a sign of henotheism and not strict monotheism.... Continue Reading →

Surprising God

The standard view of the Christian God is that he is all-knowing or omniscient. The Westminster Confession of Faith, the standard-bearer of orthodox belief among those in the Reformed community, says of God that he has completely sovereign dominion over all things and does with, to, or for them whatever he pleases. Everything is revealed and... Continue Reading →

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