Peter Leithart, Jeff Meyers, and I continue our series in Luke, discussing Luke 1:57-80 and the birth of John the Baptist.
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I discuss the symbolism of the white stone promised to the faithful in the letter to the angel of the church of Pergamum in Revelation 2.
Continue reading “The White Stone (Revelation 2:17)”
In Acts 13, Saul conflicts with the Jewish false prophet Bar-Jesus and is called by the name Paul for the first time. I explore the literary dynamics of this account a bit more closely.
Continue reading “Saul Versus Bar-Jesus”
Today I discuss a couple of the strangest episodes in the story of Genesis: Rachel’s request for some of Leah’s mandrakes and Jacob’s taking of Laban’s flocks using—among other things—poplar rods.
Continue reading “The Family of Abraham: Part 20—Mandrakes and Poplar Rods”