Monthly Archives: July 2011

Psalm 78-Wrath and Love

Psalm 119 with 176 verses is the longest of the Psalms, but Psalm 78 with 72 verses is the second longest.  I want to finish talking about this long Psalm today. What does this Psalm say about God? God wants … Continue reading

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Of Gods and Men

I watched the movie Of Gods and Men with my wife this evening.   This French film recently came out on DVD.  From the blurbs, I thought it would be more about Christian/Muslim relations.  But Islam, although important to the setting, … Continue reading

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Psalm 78-A Table in the Wilderness

Christians pray that God will give them each day their daily bread. The idea of daily bread goes back to the Israelites in the wilderness. The Israelites believed that God had taken care of them. Any group that left the … Continue reading

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Red-letter Christians-Observations

Red-letter Christian is a name a group of politically activist evangelicals have used to describe themselves.  They privilege the words of Jesus, which are printed in red in some Bibles, over other parts of the Bible. I have a few … Continue reading

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Psalm 78-How old?

Today I will talk a little about Psalm 78 and the Exodus.  I want to give expression to my sense that we have some very early and historically valuable material in this Psalm.  I know there are those for whom … Continue reading

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Red-Letter Christians and the Jesus Seminar

Red-letter Bibles code all the words attributed to Jesus by printing them in red.   The famous or infamous Jesus Seminar also color coded the words attributed to Jesus,  red for words Jesus very likely said, pink for words he probably … Continue reading

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Psalm 78-The Disgrace of Ephraim

Michael Goulder thought that  someone in Jerusalem had added Psalm 78:9 and 67-69 to the original Psalm (The Psalms of Asaph and the Pentateuch, Studies in the Psalter, p. 112 and 126),  He thought that, since these verses spoke of … Continue reading

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