George Athas claims that Gen. 19 uses the rhetorical device of “detail omission” to tell its story and to “surprise” the reader later with additional information with which the reader can finally make an informed decision regarding the “righteousness” of all the actors in the account. I find the argument Dr. Athas has put forward convincing and pass it along. This view aligns very well … Continue reading Genesis 19: Has Lot Lost The Plot?
By Michael Patton (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) http://credohouse.org/blog/christianity-falling-down One of the first things that I have to teach my students this: The Christian faith is not a house of cards. Most assuredly, there are foundational issues of the faith that, if taken away, will destroy Christianity. Issues like the existence of God (there is no such thing as a “Christian atheist”), the resurrection of Christ, the … Continue reading House of Cards?
From tests done on archeological finds near Arad in the Negev, scientists are reconsidering the literacy skills of the Jewish people with respect to dating the writing of historical writings in the Bible: http://www.timesofisrael.com/new-look-at-ancient-shards-suggests-bible-even-older-than-thought/ via Bible Texts Written Earlier — Streams in the Negev Continue reading Bible Texts Written Earlier — Streams in the Negev