Category: Bible

Hosea: Prophet of Sex & Worship [Examining Biblical Literature]

Historical Background: The book of Hosea seems to have developed in a similar style to the Isaiah text. There are parts of Hosea that seem to be very early, reaching back to before the Assyrian […]

Haggai: Prophet of Reassurance [Examining Biblical Literature]

Historical Background: Haggai is one of the few texts in the Old Testament that can be dated with a sense of accuracy. The date commonly accepted is around 520 to 515 BCE. Haggai gives specific […]

Isaiah: A Quilt of Prophetic Literature [Examining Biblical Literature]

This post is a part of a Read-Through project in which I am reading through biblical and extra-biblical literature. I’m reading the texts in an order based on a couple of timelines I compiled. If […]

Lamentations: A Prophetic Song of Despair [Examining Biblical Literature]

This post is a part of a Read-Through series where I am reading through biblical and extra-biblical literature based on a couple of timelines. If you would like to join me on this journey the […]

Jeremiah: Prophet to an Unfaithful People [Examining Biblical Literature]

This post is a part of a read-through series where I am reading through biblical and extra-biblical literature based on a couple of timelines I compiled. If you would like to join me on this […]

Habakkuk: Prophet of Justice & Fear [Examining Biblical Literature]

Habakkuk is a fascinating text struggling to understand how Israel’s god can be the good, just and all-powerful Creator while there is suffering and evil permeating his creation. Habakkuk was written in the early 6th […]