Jesus is tempted in the wilderness and calls his first disciples.
John the Baptist’s ministry provides the setting for the manifestation of Jesus.
Matthew continues his apologetic for Jesus as the Messiah, exploring themes of kingship, Exodus, exile, and prophetic expectation.
In our current Theopolis podcast series, Peter Leithart, Jeff Meyers, and I are working through the first half of the Gospel of John, focusing on the signs of Jesus. This week we discuss Jesus’ fourth sign, the feeding of the five thousand in John 6:1-14.
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I discuss the significance of Miriam in the story of the Exodus, suggesting that she is much more important than commonly recognized.