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Holy Spirit Letter to Fans
April 7, 2017 by Tim, Jon & The Bible Project Team
We recently released our biblical theme video on the Holy Spirit, which was exciting! As we watched the online conversations about the video, we noticed a number of people express concern about things we didn’t explore or make more clear. Some wondered whether we believed the Spirit is a divine energy, a personal being, or a member of the Trinity alongside the Father and Son.
Solomon: Love Him or Hate Him?
April 2, 2017 by Timothy Mackie
King Solomon is one of the more familiar kings of ancient Israel. He was the second son of David and Bathsheba, and he expanded Israel’s borders and economy more than any king in Israel’s history.
David: What’s the Big Deal?
March 26, 2017 by Timothy Mackie
King David is one of the more well-known figures in the Bible, and for good reason. He’s actually the most developed and complex character in the entire Old Testament.
Saul: A Tale of Self-Deception
March 19, 2017 by Tim Mackie & Aeron Sullivan
King Saul was technically Israel’s first king. He came to power after a bloody and tumultuous period in Israel’s history, when the people were governed by various tribal chieftains, called “Judges.”
Judges & Messianic Hope
March 12, 2017 by Timothy Mackie
You’re going to be reading into the thick of the Book of Judges this week, and it’s one of the most violent and bloody books in the Bible. This may excite certain teenaged, male readers, but it’s off-putting for most people.
Ruth: BIG Message in a SHORT Story
March 11, 2017 by The Bible Project
You can read so many of the books of the Old Testament looking for a great children’s tale suitable for bedtime stories, and if this is all you‘re looking for, it’s all you will find. However, below the surface, there is so much more.
Judgment or Cruelty? Conquering the Promised Land
March 4, 2017 by Tim Mackie & Aeron Sullivan
There are few stories in the Old Testament as challenging and troubling to modern readers as God’s command that the Israelites should do away with the Canaanites and take over their land (see Deut 7, or Josh 6-12). Is this the same God that revealed himself in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus? Does this qualify as genocide?
Deuteronomy & Exile Predicted
February 25, 2017 by Tim Mackie & Aeron Sullivan
Those reading through the final chapters of Deuteronomy might find themselves feeling a little unfulfilled. Nearly all of the plot tensions that have developed from the earliest chapters in Genesis, through the entire Torah narrative, remain unresolved! Abraham’s family is really big now, but they’re still not in the Promised Land, and all the nations have not yet discovered God’s blessing.
What is the Shema?
February 18, 2017 by Timothy Mackie
The Shema refers to a couple lines from the book of Deuteronomy (6:4-5), that became a daily prayer in Ancient Israelite tradition. It’s the equivalent of the Lord’s prayer (“Our Father in heaven…”) in Christian tradition.
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