David and the Sword of Goliath

Then Saul clothed David with his armor. He put a helmet of bronze on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail, and David strapped his sword over his armor. And he tried in vain to go, for he had not tested them. Then David said to Saul, “I cannot go with these, […] […]

Circumcision in the Center

Genesis 17 contains another interesting and important chiasm surrounding the covenant circumcision, which was given to Abraham just before Isaac was born: – When Abram was ninety-nine years old (1) — the LORD appeared to Abram (1) — that I may make my covenant between me and you (2) —- Then Abram fell on his face (3) —– you shall […] […]

Narrative 84: Promises Kept

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Focusing on Remembrance: Chiasm in the Flood

We all know the story of the Flood, right? What is the focus of that story, though? What is it that God would have us remember about the Flood? Is it the death of all those people? The judgment of God? The miracle of Noah? The chiasm of the Flood gives us the answer to this […] […]

The Diety of Christ: Lifted Up for Deliverance

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. -John 3:14-15 We can imagine Jesus sitting in the cool of the night, perhaps talking quietly with his Disciples, or perhaps just resting after a long day. He’s […] […]

Narrative 82: Ai & The Gibeonites

Narrative 82: Ai & The Gibeonites

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Devoted to Destruction

So the people shouted, and the trumpets were blown. As soon as the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they captured the city. Then they devoted all […] […]

The Deity of Christ: Cleansing the Temple

The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured […] […]

Narrative 81: Achan's Sin

(Updated with the correct link. Argh!) This week we encounter one of the hardest problems in the Scriptures —corporate imputation of individual sin. We don’t spend a ton of time resolving the problem, however, in our pursuit of the events surrouding Israel’s first defeat in the Conquest, the defeat at Ai. […]