Peter Leithart and I answer three questions sent in by listeners: 1. What are the connections between the story of Judah and Tamar and the story of Ruth? 2. What is the relationship between the Elijah/Elisha pairing and the John the Baptist/Jesus pairing? 3. Does Scripture promote a ‘metanarrative’?
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John the Baptist’s ministry provides the setting for the manifestation of Jesus.
Continue reading “A Voice In The Wilderness (Matthew 3)”
Would be interested in your comments regarding Luke 9:61-62 as possibly echoing Elijah’s call of Elisha in 1 Kings 19:19-21, where Elisha is seen both plowing and bidding farewell to his parents before following Elijah.
Continue reading “The Summons of Jesus and Elijah to Discipleship”
Is there an ironic twist in Herod’s niece getting John the Baptist beheaded? An upside down protoevangelium?
Continue reading “The Typology of the Beheading of John the Baptist”
Today, I discuss a few of the echoes of the Genesis narrative in later stories in Scripture.
Continue reading “The Family of Abraham: Part 41—The Continuing Adventures”
In part 27 of Abraham’s story you started to talk about the ‘random man’ who gives Joseph a lot of information in 37:15-17. Could you say some more about this odd character?
Continue reading “The Man at Shechem”
In this episode, I discuss the birth of Isaac and the sending out of Hagar and Ishmael.
Continue reading “The Family of Abraham: Part 11—Sending Out the Bondwoman”
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Continue reading “Transcript for the Twelfth Day of Christmas: The Forerunner in the Wilderness”
Over the Christmas period, I am posting videos exploring biblical echoes and symmetries in the stories of the nativity in the gospels. In this twelfth and final video I discuss echoes of the story of Hagar and Ishmael in Luke’s gospel.
Continue reading “The Twelfth Day of Christmas: The Forerunner in the Wilderness”