I discuss the connections between Saul of Tarsus and King Saul.
The Parable of the Good Samaritan is much richer than many suppose. Paying attention to biblical echoes and parallels, both within and without the Lukan corpus, will alert us to much that we might otherwise have missed.
There are numerous typological dimensions of Old Testament echoes at play in each of the Gospel accounts of Christ’s baptism (Creation, Noah’s dove coming to rest, Israel’s Red Sea and Jordan crossings, Levitical priestly washing, Day of Atonement, David’s anointing as King, Elijah’s anointing of Elijah, etc.) Another possible dimension I’ve recently noticed in Mark’s account of this incident, particularly Christ’s subsequent time in the wilderness, is its parallels with Nebuchadnezzar’s humiliation described in Daniel 4. Mark 1:12 says that “the Spirit immediately drove [Jesus] out into the wilderness.” Daniel 4:33 says that Nebuchadnezzar was “immediately . . . driven from among men.” Mark 4:13 says that Jesus “was with the wild animals.” Daniel 4:32 says that Nebuchadnezzar is made to dwell “with the beasts of the field.” Jesus comes back from the wilderness proclaiming the Gospel of God’s Kingdom. (Mark 1:14-15). So does Nebuchadnezzar. (Daniel 4:34). A more tenuous connection may be in the angels who ministered to Jesus and the “watchers” mentioned in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream earlier in Daniel 4. Is this connection between Christ and Nebuchadnezzar meaningful? If so, what are we to make of it?
In light of the fact that we are in the season of Pentecost, Peter Leithart and I thought that it would be good to do a podcast exploring the connection between Pentecost and Sinai in our series on the Ten Words.
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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.
Today, I discuss a few of the echoes of the Genesis narrative in later stories in Scripture.
For Good Friday, I explore some of the parallels between Jesus and Daniel.
Today, I discuss the sale of Joseph into Egypt.
Today, I discuss the binding of Isaac in Genesis 22.
This is a follow-up to yesterday’s video on the five stones David picked up when facing Goliath.