Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Psalms: Praise Book of the Faithful

Unless otherwise noted, the information in this post is based on the book The Testimony of Poets and Sages by Dr. W.H. Bellinger (Macon: Smyth & Helwys,1998). It is a very helpful book for readers at the college level. He … Continue reading

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Curriculum of Schools of the Prophets Part 2

We noted in the previous installment that the prophets of both Old and New Testaments seem to have studied the Law and the work of other prophets. It may surprise us to discover that psalms are also frequently quoted or … Continue reading

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Curriculum of Schools of the Prophets

I would like to start this post with an observation from Tim Bartee, who researched the schools of the prophets in the Old Testament. “It seems like many have the idea that a preacher cannot be anointed and educated at … Continue reading

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New Testament Schools of the Prophets

The New Testament opens with the description of the genealogy and birth of the ultimate Prophet predicted by Moses in Deuteronomy 18:15, Jesus Christ. This is followed in Matthew 3 by the description of the preparatory mission of the prophet … Continue reading

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The Eternal City

[Note: This post is based on an address to a local church that invited me as a guest speaker.] The first time I came before you we discussed how the first book of the Bible sets up the whole story … Continue reading

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Schools of the Prophets

I have learned over the years that it is important to carefully read the biblical text many times with curiosity in order to see what is going on in the story. One of those re-readings , for instance, helped me … Continue reading

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