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 2)

In the last post on this topic, we discussed the first consequence of sin —hiding from God. The second consequence is on Satan:

Because you […]

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 […]

The Tamar Incident

In the course of time the wife of Judah, Shua’s daughter, died. When Judah was comforted, he went up to Timnah to his sheepshearers, he […]

Genesis 1:28: The Dominion of Man

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood and maligned passages in the Scriptures is Genesis 1:28.

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be […]