In this, the final part of my series on the story of the family of Abraham, I discuss what relevance it might have for us today.
I discuss Genesis 49 and Israel’s prophetic statements concerning his twelve tribes.
Today, I discuss Genesis 36 and Edom as Israel’s twin.
One of my supporters has very kindly transcribed this video on the teaching of Romans 8-11 concerning election. I don’t have time to transcribe my videos myself, so anyone willing to volunteer to transcribe videos would be greatly appreciated! The transcript is very lightly edited at a few points for the purpose of comprehension.
What is your position on predestination? In particular, how should we understand predestination in Romans 8-11 with its many OT references?
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Could you clarify for lay readers of the Bible (who might be getting confused or forgetting things from one book to another) by giving an overview of how the tribes of Israel are numbered as twelve, and differences between how the tribes are numbered (or in how they are named) throughout the biblical narrative?
What credence is there to looking at the parable of the sower (Mt 13, Mk 4, Lk 8) as Jesus’ comment on the nation of Israel, not as a parable about the condition of an individual’s heart? Does the agricultural imagery for the nation of Israel like field, vineyard (‘field of noble quality’), garden, and harvest found in passages like Jeremiah 26, Isaiah 5 and 37, Psalm 80, or Ezekiel 16 indicate that I’ve been misreading this passage or been mistaught? How should we think about this parable in light of this?
I had a quarter of an hour to spare earlier today, so started to answer the questions that had been sent to me. I’ll try to answer one a day, for the next week or so. Keep the questions coming! Oh, and biblical theological questions take priority.