Category Archives: Biblical exegesis

The contents of the post or page presents an exegesis of a biblical word or text

Thinking Critically

As you continue your study of biblical Hebrew you will no doubt encounter people who take offense to your understanding of the biblical text. You should not feel attacked. Rather, treat your interlocutor as an opportunity to clarify your own … Continue reading

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Isaiah 45:7 – Is God Responsible for Good AND Evil?

Yes, as He himself admits. We begin with the King James Version of verse 45:7: I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. And here is the Hebrew … Continue reading

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Whose Righteousness – Abram’s or God’s?

Genesis 15:6 (NRS) And he believed the LORD; and the LORD reckoned it to him as righteousness. As translated by the RSV, this verse is grammatically incorrect. Correcting the English translation to correspond to the Hebrew וְהֶאֱמִן בַּיהוָה וַיַּחְשְׁבֶהָ לּוֹ … Continue reading

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Genesis 15:3 – Is Abram Frustrated, Angry, or Both?

I’ve posted my translation of Genesis 15:3 in the Verse Translations Forum (in the event you may want to post a question or make a comment). On the other hand, you can download the translation in PDF form. By way of … Continue reading

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