Category Archives: Bible

On Reading Genesis 1-11

The book of Genesis stands at the front of the Bible and provides an account of origins, setting the stage for the exodus from Egypt and the foundation of Israel as the people of God. The book can be usefully … Continue reading

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Of Nations and Languages

The primeval history of Genesis 1-11 ends with two genealogies and an excursion to the tower of Babel (another Sunday School staple). We’ve discussed the Tower of Babel before in posts Babel in Ancient Context where John Walton’s commentaries were … Continue reading

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The Flood

Although we think about the flood as a staple Sunday school tale, it is rather gruesome. We have not a cute progression of animals trekking to safety two by two, but a tale of utter destruction – of the undoing … Continue reading

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East of Eden

Chapter 4 of Genesis begins on what should be a happy note, the birth of two sons, but things quickly go south. Now the man knew his wife Eve, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have produced a … Continue reading

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The Great Reversal

Several weeks ago I started a series of posts looking at the question of biblical womanhood. You can find the earlier posts in the series here (1) Biblical Womanhood … Not What Many Think, (2) Biblical Womanhood … The New … Continue reading

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A Celebration of Creation

I’ve begun a new series looking at the book of Genesis. This series will be shaped around the new commentary by Tremper Longman III on Genesis in the Story of God Series, but will also use his short book How … Continue reading

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Who Wrote Genesis?

I’ve begun a new series looking at the book of Genesis. This series will be shaped around the new commentary by Tremper Longman III on Genesis in the Story of God Series, but will also use his short book How … Continue reading

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