Genesis 49 recounts Jacob calling his sons together to bless them. How are we to understand this passage? Is Judah really a “lion’s whelp (49:7)? Zebulun a haven for ships (49:13)? Issacher a strong donkey (49:14)? Are we to take Jacob’s words literally or not? We use figurative language all the time: “I’ll have to […]
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Years later, Nehemiah returns to Jerusalem to find the people have broken all their vows. His reaction is ruthless — to make a point.
Paul’s letter to the Philippians is filled expressions of praise, joy and confidence, despite the fact that Paul wrote the letter while he was in prison. The Philippian church, unlike many other churches Paul wrote to, was not facing any particular problem or controversy. Instead their challenges were the kind that plague many churches even […]
An analytical outline is a way of displaying a text of Scripture so that the flow of thought and the relationship between the grammatical parts become clear. It is my favorite study tool and one of the first things I do. Learn how to make one.