Category: History

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 […]

Ahiqar: Betrayal & Wisdom [Exploring Extra-Biblical Literature]

The text of Ahiqar is one of the most ancient surviving texts of the middle eastern region. It is an extra biblical story normally placed in the category of Old Testament Pseudepigraphal works. Ahiqar was […]

Zephaniah: Purification through Judgment [Examining Biblical Literature]

The book of Zephaniah was compiled in the late 7th century BCE and is the last prophetic writing before the Babylonian exile becomes the main prophetic focus. There seems to be an interesting development occurring […]

Nahum: Prophet of Revenge [Examining Biblical Literature]

There are evil people in this world. Evil cities, nations, and empires dedicated to oppressing others for their interests. Will God address these evils?