Ecclesiastes: An Empty Life Full of Meaning [Examining Biblical Literature]

Historical Background: While the text of Ecclesiastes claims to be a text written by someone called the Preacher in most Bibles, who also is the son of David, king in Jerusalem, it would be best […]

Home-Church Disappointments [Course Reverie]

This last week the first Northern Seminary Master of Arts in New Testament cohort under Dr. Scot McKnight began our final year of class work together. During this final year many of us will be […]

Is Jesus in the Old Testament? [Course Reverie]

Last week’s Old Testament theology class was led into a deep conversation by some of the week’s readings. The conversation revolved around how Old Testament theology is primarily a Christian endeavor. Jews do not see […]

Sin Gave Jesus a Penis? [Course Reverie]

Our cohort has begun new class called “Old Testament Theology.” The readings have already been enjoyable, and I look forward to working through the relationship Christians have to the Old Testament. An interesting conversation was […]

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 […]