Professor Beth Tanner is writing a book a concise history of Israel and Judah. She poses the question what do you call the region. She observes that Palestine is a Roman term. So we might want to avoid it because it is clearly anachronistic. Further the Roman term was the designation of the region during [...]
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Isaac in his blog wrestles with the topic of the infighting between Rachel and Leah. We will look at the various marriage models in Genesis. What Isaac is observing is the conflict that happens in soral polygyny. Tomorrow we will have a biblical simulation on the birth of Isaac. The birth of Isaac Genesis 21 [...]
Next week the next semesterâ€™s Christian Scriptures 1 class begins. I want to take some time to reflect on what worked well last semester. I remember the film the â€œPaper Chaseâ€. The professor Kingsfield said to his charges â€œYou will teach yourself the law. I will teach you how to think like a lawyer.â€ After [...]