Peter Leithart, Jeff Meyers, and I conclude our series in Luke’s nativity and childhood narratives, discussing Luke 2:41-52 and the presentation of Jesus in the Temple.
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In Peter Leithart’s A House For My Name, he says that the mosaic covenant comes to an end when the ark is taken by the philistines in 1 Samuel. Is this correct to say the covenant has ended? Or that the Lord undergoes the punishment so as to continue his covenant with them? It seems the prophets during the monarchical period assume the continued validity of the mosaic covenant. If you could provide clarification and correction that would be helpful.
I discuss the connections between Saul of Tarsus and King Saul.
Today, I discuss the binding of Isaac in Genesis 22.
In your video on numerology, you said that we should pay attention to the presence of very specific numbers in surprising places. One possible example I’d like for you to discuss is the five smooth stones of 1 Samuel 17:40. Why be so specific about FIVE stones, when he only ended up using one? And is there any point to the other peculiarly specific details here?
One of my supporters has very kindly transcribed this video, the second of my series for the twelve days of Christmas. I don’t have time to transcribe my videos myself, so anyone willing to volunteer to transcribe one video every week or fortnight would be greatly appreciated! The transcript is very lightly edited at a few points for the purpose of comprehension.
Over the Christmas period, I will be posting videos exploring biblical echoes and symmetries in the stories of the nativity in the gospels. In this second video I discuss the connections between Luke’s gospel and the beginning of 1 Samuel.