Can We Know What Facts Mean? [Course Reverie]

This last week in our Romans class we explored different presentations of Israel’s history in passages in texts from the Old Testament, Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, and New Testament. The most common elements included: The Patriarchs, Moses […]

Pseudo-Hacataeus: Greek Fragments on Jewish Life [Examining (Extra)Biblical Literature]

Historical Background: The text of Pseudo-Hecataeus is actually a few fragmented quotations of some ancient from an ancient historian. An important element of these quotations is that the historian is not a Jew but a […]

The Letter of Jeremiah: The Idols are Empty [Examining (Extra)Biblical Literature]

Historical Background: The Letter of Jeremiah is a short text which claims to be written by the prophet Jeremiah and sent to the Jewish Exiles who lived in Babylon. Exilic texts and post-Exilic texts closer […]

Ezekiel: The Prophet in Exile [Examining Biblical Literature]

Historical Background: Ezekiel is a man who was taken captive by Babylon before the destruction of the temple and the city of Jerusalem in 586 BCE. It is likely that Ezekiel was enslaved in the […]

Chosen to go to Hell? [Course Reverie]

As our cohort continued its preparation to head into Romans 9-11 this week, we were tasked with doing some basic research on the names and events Paul mentions from the Old Testament. Unsurprisingly, Paul is […]

Nurturing My Sons’ Masculinity (or Toxicity?) [Common Thought]

For those who have known me over the last ten years would know, I have been hyper intentional with raising my boys. My wife and I spent years constructing our family rules so they would […]