• ‘The biblical God requires child sacrifices for his pleasure’

    This is the strange theory advanced by John Loftus in chapter 4 of God or ...

  • BBC’s ‘The Ark’ – better than the cute animals version

    Last night, the BBC screened its 90-minute drama 'The Ark'. It was a re-telling, ...

  • Christ is Isaac…Jacob…Joseph…

    Tim Keller, in his recent book, Preaching: Communicating Faith in a Sceptical ...

  • Heroes and villains

    In his book Jesus on Every Page (54-59), David Murray discusses the pitfalls ...

  • How do we get from the Old Testament to Jesus?

    Allan Moseley poses seven questions that can help us to see how the Old Testament ...

  • How the Old Testament deepens our love for Jesus

    When we read the Old Testament, we are reading Jesus' Bible - the Old Testament ...

  • Inspiration and incarnation

    On publication in 2005, Peter Enns' book Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals ...

  • Introduction to the Wisdom books

    Here are the notes of a week-day evening session I was invited to do at my ...

  • Is the Old Testament Ethical?

    Is the Old Testament Ethical? Here is an interview with Dr Peter Williams, ...

  • Jesus in the Old Testament

    This is an unpopular thought in some academic circles; but it is the clear ...

  • Jesus, the true and better

    'All the major figures and leaders of the Scriptures point us to Christ', writes ...

  • Jesus’ view of the Old Testament

    There is overwhelming evidence that Jesus regarded the Old Testament scriptures ...

  • Large numbers in the Old Testament

    To the reader who is inclined to take Old Testament history seriously, the ...

  • Old Testament violence: yes, let’s apply the hermeneutic of Jesus

    Christian writers of a certain stripe seem to be queueing up to say pretty ...

  • On the historicity of the exodus

    When John Loftus (God or Godless, chapter 5) claims that 'archaeologists have ...

  • Once again: the destruction of the Canaanites

    The Bible records several acts of hostility that would be probably regarded ...

  • Preaching Christ from the Old Testament

    How can we preach Christ from the Old Testament?  Sydney Greidanus outlines ...

  • Preaching the Minor Prophets

    Alison Lo notes that the Minor Prophets resonate strongly with our contemporary ...

  • Rethinking slavery in the Old Testament

    'Slavery' is one of those words that tends to prompt a knee-jerk reaction. ...

  • Ten principles for interpreting narratives

    The following 'ten commandments' will help keep the preacher on the straight ...

  • Ten reasons we need the Old Testament

    Summarising this post by Jason De Rouchie:- The Old Testament (OT) was the ...

  • The destruction of the Canaanites: what does the New Testament say?

    With regard to the parts of the Old Testament that record, encourage, or even ...

  • The Nuzi tablets

    A number of stone tablets have been discovered at the site of Nuzi (in present-day ...

  • Urban legends of the Old Testament

    Having compiled a couple of sets relating to texts in the New Testament, I ...

  • Were the patriarchs real people?

    A century ago, many Old Testament scholars had arrived at the view that the ...