Category Archives: Bible

Heiser-elohim, gods and spirits

I am reading Michael Heiser’s The Unseen Realm. His reading of Psalm 82:1 is what led him to question what he had been taught about the nothingness of gods other than the Lord. Sometimes the Hebrew word elohim refers to … Continue reading

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Heiser-a not-so-pure monotheism

My new reading project is The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible by Michael S. Heiser. The reason I am looking at this book derives from something I’ve been thinking about for a while that came to … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Wikipedia

A new book project will wait until at least mid-February. I am two weeks away from my annual winter vacation. Besides, my next book project will relate to the New Testament.  My mind is presently still stuck on Iron Age and … Continue reading

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Millgram–not fiction but literary history

I am in the early pages of Hillel Millgram’s The Elijah Enigma, in which he deals with the conflict between the prophet, Elijah, and the king, Ahab. I will make just a few points about Millgram’s approach. First, Millgram uses … Continue reading

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Millgram-Elijah and the Omride Kingdom

I have started reading Hillel Millgram’s The Elijah Enigma: The Prophet, King Ahab and the Rebirth of Monotheism in the Book of Kings. If you ask about the historical Elijah, there is not much to say. You can’t compare sources. … Continue reading

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Soulen-Egypt and all nations

R. Kendall Soulen in The God of Israel and Christian Theology gives us some biblical interpretation worth pondering. To restate something I have already covered, he says that the theme of creation is blessing. God created us to spread his … Continue reading

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Soulen-blessing through others

The story Christians tell is often one that moves from the brokenness of sin and separation from God to redemption and reconciliation. It is like the story a recovering alcoholic may tell of reaching rock bottom and then recovering. Or … Continue reading

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