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“A New Song”

The term “new song” appears about ten times in Scripture. It is a label for a victory song; fresh praise for fresh victories. The term “new song” is always found with the indefinite article “a new song.” There is nothing in the Old Testament to which we can point and say, “this is the new [...]

“A New Song” 2018-07-09T02:23:57+00:00

Studies on the Tabernacle (Pt. 2) The Names and Designations of the Tabernacle

The tabernacle was the meeting place of God. This is clearly identified in the four names that are given to it. The most common name was mishkan (dwelling place). It was also called an ohel (tent). God’s mishkan would necessarily be an ohel. Both of these names are significant. It must be a mishkan because [...]

Studies on the Tabernacle (Pt. 2) The Names and Designations of the Tabernacle 2017-02-23T18:10:06+00:00

Studies on the Tabernacle (Pt. 1) Introduction

Introduction Much of the New Testament language and theology cannot be fully understood without first understanding Old Testament history, the workings of God with His ancient people. Nowhere is this more evident than in the book of Hebrews, with the references to the tabernacle, the vessels of the ministry, priests and sacrifices, etc. A number [...]

Studies on the Tabernacle (Pt. 1) Introduction 2017-02-23T18:10:07+00:00

Ruth #4 Understanding Ruth’s “Bold Proposition” (Ch. 3:7)

Practices in ancient Israel were very different from the modern western world. Indeed some cultural practices have become fodder for critics and skeptics. The practice of uncovering the feet (Ruth 3:7), for example, seems to the modern mind to be improper if not immoral, but in ancient Israel it did not carry the same sexual [...]

Ruth #4 Understanding Ruth’s “Bold Proposition” (Ch. 3:7) 2017-02-23T18:10:25+00:00

Ruth #2 Themes in the book of Ruth

The Sovereignty of God It is rather paradoxical that a book so rich in the works of God makes so little mention of God. There are instances where it seems the writer avoids attributing to God the credit for actions (cf. 2:3) or inquiring of God for wisdom (3:18). But the work of God is [...]

Ruth #2 Themes in the book of Ruth 2011-06-18T12:20:53+00:00

Ruth #1: Introducing the book of Ruth

The book of Ruth may be considered an appendix to the book of Judges. The sin-cycle that characterizes Judges views the problem on a national level. Ruth however, is a case study of a particular family living through the national declension of Israel. Ruth the Moabitess ranks high among the favoured women of the Old [...]

Ruth #1: Introducing the book of Ruth 2017-02-23T18:10:25+00:00

The Old Testament Prophets

The times in which the Old Testament prophets lived were eventful, spiritual decline lead to political and social anarchy. The chart attached gives a time-line of these prophets. It is important to know the times in which a particular prophet ministered, it gives a fuller understanding of his message. TIME-LINE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETS

The Old Testament Prophets 2011-06-16T21:43:32+00:00