Category Archives: Bible

Mettinger-aniconism

I am not ready to start a longer term reading project.  So I am reading some online articles.  I am struck by the quality of some of what is available online. Today I am linking to this one. It is … Continue reading

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Guillaume-narrative and calendar

I had been traveling for a couple of weeks. So when I was back in my home church Sunday, I had to reorient myself. I had been gone on Pentecost Sunday, and did not think about it being Trinity Sunday … Continue reading

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The rise of Israel-Halpern

Baruch Halpern contributes a chapter to The Rise of Ancient Israel.  He, however, does not see the Israelites as Dever’s migrants from Canaanite areas.   He tries to fit an Egyptian background into his theory. The chronology you would assume from … Continue reading

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Levenson, Barclay-wrap up

I want to bring Jon Levenson’s The Love of God and John Barclay’s Paul and the Gift into some kind of relation. Although both books talk about the love of God, they are different, not just because one is by … Continue reading

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Love and election, a detour

When I was listening to John Barclay talk about Paul’s notion that Abraham received grace without regard to his worth, I vaguely remembered something I had read in another book by Jon Levenson. I found it. Levenson has been talking … Continue reading

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Barclay-incongruent grace in Romans

John Barclay in a lecture before the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome gave the essence of his treatment of Galatians and Romans, which also appears in the book, Paul and the Gift. We come to his discussion of Romans. He … Continue reading

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Barclay-the gift and worth in Galatians

John Barclay, in his lecture on Grace and Salvation in Galatians and Romans, first gives us his view of Galatians. He is speaking largely to Italian priests and scholars, so he uses an analogy about the change in currency.  Not so long ago the lira … Continue reading

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