Category Archives: Old Testament

Inspiration and Incarnation

Scripture is both human and divine First, that in the Bible the divine and human are blended. We must not regard the Bible as an absolutely perfect book in which God is Himself the author using human hands and brains … Continue reading

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Resheph – God of War, Pestilence, and the Underworld in the Hebrew Bible

Habbakuk 3 and the God Resheph in the Hebrew Bible Many bible translations have a tendency to mask the polytheistic nature of Israel’s commitment to Yahweh in the Hebrew scriptures. Throughout the Old Testament, clues exist to demonstrate the monolatrous … Continue reading

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Problems with Daniel 1

Daniel chapter 1 starts out making the following statement: In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it. And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into … Continue reading

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The Moving Rock in the Wilderness – Exodus 17 & Numbers 20

The Moving Rock in the Wilderness How did the Israelites deal with the logistics of traveling in the wilderness for forty years with all of those people? With 2 million people to feed, water, clothe, bathe (not to mention waste … Continue reading

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Daniel

The Book of Daniel in Early Mormon Thought Daniel 1 – Wisdom and Knowledge Problems with Daniel 1 Daniel 2 – The Stone cut from the Mountain Daniel 3 – The Fiery Furnace Daniel 4-5 – The Tree, King’s Madness, … Continue reading

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The Book of Daniel in Early Mormon Thought

The Book of Daniel in Early Mormon Thought David J. Whittaker Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah Versions of this essay were presented at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, December 1987, and at the Mormon History Association … Continue reading

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Daniel 10-12

Daniel 10-12 The Fourth Apocalyptic Vision Daniel 10 Daniel is shown the Lord in vision in this chapter. We read: Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded … Continue reading

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