Lucian, The Skythian or the Consul 2 (go here for the full text) “During the great plague, the wife of Arhkiteles the Areopagite had a dream that a Skythian named Toxaris appeared to her and said that the Athenians could stop the plague if they sprinkled wine all over their sidewalks. Once this was done […]
“Listen to this saying, you cows of Bashan living on the hill of Samaria, exploiting the weak and ill-treating the poor, saying to your husbands, ‘Bring us something to drink!’ The Lord God has sworn by his holiness: Look, the days will soon be on you when he will use hooks to drag you away […]
Careers. A pandemic is no time to think about changing jobs unless you’re forced to, but I often wonder if I got it wrong. No matter what my job was, I wanted it to be about books. When I was considering ministry it was largely because of the Good Book, and I did a lot […]
“Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades? Can you loosen Orion’s belt? Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons or lead out the Bear with its cubs? Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you set up God’s dominion over the earth? Job 38:31-33 (Orin’s belt constelation) Stepping out into […]
In the ANE Today, Alex Joffe looks at pandemics in ancient and modern times. The Museum of the Bible has begun a video podcast series entitled the “Lonesome Curator.” Episode 8 is on Lachish. The coronavirus has changed burial practices in the Holy Land. Church leaders are discussing how to allow some kind of celebration…
“Jesus’ hour had not yet come”—not the hour when he would be forced to die, but the hour when he would choose to be put to death. He knew the appointed hour for him to die; he had pondered all the prophecies concerning himself and was waiting until everything had taken place that the prophets […]
Do you ever feel like maybe God isn’t living up to His promises? That He has abandoned you? Isn’t answering your prayers? Or that He should have done something to fix things and hasn’t? Those are the sorts of thoughts we often feel guilty for thinking. After all, being a “good Christian” involves trusting God […]
Since October 2015 I have written a number of posts on the topic of alleged Bible contradictions. I have notice a trend with a lot of these alleged Bible contradictions listed on the internet.
It may very well be that the entire month of April will be more “social distancing.” Many states have “stay at home” orders in place, working hard to force social distancing so the virus can’t keep spreading.
What does it mean for Jesus to be the ‘Son of God’? In John 3, that title refers primarily to Jesus as the Messiah and Davidic king. In John 5, Jesus claims to be the Son who has “life in himself” from the Father. The Church Fathers called this ‘eternal generation.’ Guest post from Matthew…