Tag Archives: Jonah

Researching and Writing

I’m sure many of you have struggled with the choice between digital and physical books. I know I have. Most of my library is in the old fashion paper form. There is nothing like being able to hold a book … Continue reading

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Youngblood’s Commentary on Jonah: Initial Impressions

Yesterday, my pre-ordered copy of Youngblood’s commentary on Jonah arrived. I couldn’t help but start reading it immediately. I’m already through the introduction, and I can honestly say that Youngblood does not disappoint. Here are some of my thoughts so … Continue reading

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Augustine on the Validity of Many Texts (LXX and MT)

Here is an excerpt I found from Augustine’s City of God that pertains to the church’s use of the Greek Old Testament and the Hebrew Old Testament. For many modern Christians, the discussion between these texts is an either or proposition. … Continue reading

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Jonah, Nahum, and Habakkuk: Some Thoughts

This Sunday I will be teaching through the book of Habakkuk in a class on the Minor Prophets at Cary Alliance Church. Over the past month or so, I have taught through Jonah, Micah, Nahum, and now Habakkuk. After this … Continue reading

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Nahum, Jonah, and Exodus

Connections between Nahum and Jonah are unavoidable. The first question the reader of Jonah asks is, “Why is God concerned with Nineveh? What have they done to merit his wrath?” Nahum provides an explanation the author of Jonah chose to … Continue reading

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Why I Have a Love/Hate Relationship with the Book of Jonah

Those of you that read this blog on a regular basis know that I post a lot about the book of Jonah. I thought it might be helpful if I explain why. First, my Master of Theology thesis topic is … Continue reading

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Why Jonah Fled: Thoughts from Malbim

Malbim, short for Meir Leibush ben Yechiel Michel, was a Jewish rabbi who lived from 1809-1879. Malbim was one of the first Jewish commentators to comment on the whole Old Testament since the Middle Ages. While Malbim’s comments on why … Continue reading

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