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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 […]

Focusing on Rememberance: A Second Chiasm in the Flood

It’s an open question whether this chiasm should be considered part of the first chiasm in the Flood narrative, or whether this is a […]

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 […]

The Ground of Focus: Genesis 3:19

Eve has eaten from the fruit, and Adam has followed suit. They have hidden from God in the Garden, and finally admitted what they have […]

Genesis 3: The Consequences of Sin (Part 5)

There is one final component in the consequences of sin we need to understand before we can fully understand sin and it’s impact in our […]

Genesis 3: The Consequences of Sin (Part 3)

I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall […]

Genesis 3: The Consequences of Sin (Part 1)

You’ve probably seen it before —the comedian who stands on stage blaspheming God, challenging him to “strike me right now!” For some reason, we hold […]

Genesis 3:1-7, The Process of Temptation (Part 3)

Have you ever lost something? Silly question —of course you have.

The real question is, where did you find it? Have you ever noticed that […]

Genesis 3:1-7, The Process of Temptation (Part 2)

He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” -Genesis 3:1

“Has God really […]

Genesis 3:1-7, The Process of Temptation (Part 1)

Eve was given a direct commandment, and she disobeyed it. Simple and straightforward. Or is it?

For instance, why shouldn’t they eat of this tree? […]