Category: Bible

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 […]

Paul’s “Flesh-y” Thoughts in Romans [Course Reverie]

This last week our MANT cohort began our second class on Romans with Dr. Scot McKnight. This class is focused on chapters nine through eleven, which heavily focus on the theological topic of election. Because […]

Micah: Prophet of God’s Faithful Kingship [Examining Biblical Literature]

Historical Background: Micah’s first verse is a timestamp that would seem to make it much easier for us to know when the text was historically composed. Sadly, this timestamp is actually not as helpful as […]

Ezra-Nehemiah: Reforming & Rebuilding the People of God [Examining Biblical Literature]

Historical Background: The books Ezra and Nehemiah were originally one book, but at some point after King Jesus the book was split into two.[1] The events of Ezra-Nehemiah take place primarily in the mid-400’s BCE. […]

Jonah: Prophet of Resentment towards God [Examining Biblical Literature]

Historical Background: Jonah is another biblical text that is notoriously hard to land on a date. Thankfully, I am not looking for a hard origin point for these texts but the most likely composition era […]