Tag Archives: Ancient Israel

The authenticity of scripture

“The authenticity of scripture” article on the Deseret News from Dan Peterson and Bill Hamblin.

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New Article on Deseret News: Evidences for the Book of Mormon: Nephi the scribe

Evidences for the Book of Mormon: Nephi the scribe. “Readers of the Book of Mormon often take for granted that it was written at all. In our modern age where literacy rates are high, it is almost inconceivable to imagine … Continue reading

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“King Solomon; Man of Wisdom, Man of Foolishness.” 1 Kings 3; 5-11

My scripture studies article on 1 Kings 3; 5-11 has been published here.  Quote from the opening paragraph: Solomon, the king of peace, ascended the throne during Israel’s golden age taking the place of his father, David the beloved.  Before David died … Continue reading

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Ancient Israelite Zion Theology, Judeo-Christian Apocalypticism, and Biblical (Mis)interpretation

There is a long history of apocalyptic fervor in the Judeo-Christian tradition. These notions often gain intensity during moments of social or political strife. However, the peace and security some theological notions offer, if misinterpreted or misapplied, may potentially help precipitate crises … Continue reading

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Chronicle of the Old Testament Kings: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers of Ancient Israel

I published a book review of “Chronicle of the Old Testament Kings: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers of Ancient Israel.” “The Chronicle of the Old Testament Kings, written by John Rogerson, professor of biblical studies emeritus at the University of Sheffield, provides an accessible and engaging academic summary treatment … Continue reading

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