Category: Abraham

Michael D. Coogan: The Quest for Historicity of the Patriarchs

Michael D. Coogan, The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, third edition (OUP, 2014), 89. The further removed biblical writers are from the events they describe, the less secure are modern scholars’ attempts to determine whether these events actually happened.… Continue Reading “Michael D. Coogan: The Quest for Historicity of the Patriarchs”

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… Continue Reading “Michael D. Coogan: ANE Parallels to Genesis 12-50”

Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – Innumerable Stars

To see other posts in this series, please go to the series’ page. Among fundamentalists there are few as notable and infamous as Ray Comfort. Known primarily for his Way of the Master evangelism program and organization, Comfort has been a vocal opponent of evolutionary science,… Continue Reading “Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – Innumerable Stars”

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… Continue Reading “Weekly Roundup – 9.14.18”

Testing ‘The Covenant’ – Bernard Lamborelle Faces the Experts

Last week on The Non Sequitur Show, Bernard Lamborelle appeared to discuss his book The Covenant: On the Origin of the Abrahamic Faith by Means of Deification. I have not had an opportunity to read the book and so cannot offer a synopsis but here is… Continue Reading “Testing ‘The Covenant’ – Bernard Lamborelle Faces the Experts”

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,… Continue Reading “Surprising God”