Tag Archives: D. Brent Sandy

Problems with the Prophets

What does it mean to claim that the prophetic literature is authoritative, inspired, and inerrant (if you like that word)? Does it mean that the named prophet (say Amos) wrote a book now included in our Bible? Does it mean … Continue reading

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Of Moldy Walls and Foreigners

As Christians know, the Bible is an important book. It is through Scripture that we learn about the mission of God in his people Israel. We realize that the Old Testament sets the stage for the incarnation, crucifixion, resurrection and … Continue reading

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Authority is in the Intent

Communication is a deliberate action with a specific purpose or intent. Human communication generally uses words and sentences and it uses these to convey an idea and to elicit a response. John Walton and Brent Sandy, The Lost World of … Continue reading

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Errant or Inerrant … By What Standard?

The next chapter of The Lost World of Scripture by John Walton and Brent Sandy summarizes their main points thus far. The Bible as we have it emerged out of an oral culture and reflects the values and expectations of … Continue reading

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The Essential Word

When do differences in detail cast doubt on the whole story? I’ve been reading through both The Lost World of Scripture by John Walton and Brent Sandy and The Lost World of the Flood by Tremper Longman and John Walton … Continue reading

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The Word of God is Not a Book

There is a song that I grew up with – along with many others of my generation, as well those before and after. The B-I-B-L-E, Yes, that’s the book for me, I stand alone on the Word of God, The … Continue reading

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Under the Spell of the Printed Word

Western culture is, in many respects, a culture focused on the written word. Documents transmit cultural history, traditions and laws. The sagas of Harry Potter and Frodo were written before they were performed. Some of us still bristle at the … Continue reading

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