A LONG TIME AGO…IN THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST: A LOOK AT HISTORICAL CONTEXT

546472F4-FC1A-4DDB-B7E7-677BABFAE5FFI recently had good friend move as far away as he could without leaving the country. I live in Spokane, Washington, the upper left corner of the United States. My friend moved to North Carolina, the lower(ish) right corner of the United States. Needless to say, I was bummed. Why? Because there is so much distance between us. It’s hard for me to understand his context, and I’m worried we will lose touch. Continue reading “A LONG TIME AGO…IN THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST: A LOOK AT HISTORICAL CONTEXT”

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK ABOVE AND BELOW: A LOOK AT LITERARY CONTEXT

D0464F6D-FD28-4AD6-A1D3-AD0F0EFD6FEBLiterary context is one of those important principles that can be applied not only in a Biblical exposition setting, but also in an every day reading the Bible setting. It’s really pretty straightforward and does not require any special knowledge or training. It’s as simple as being mindful of just a few things as you read scripture. Oh, and if you haven’t read my intro. on context, check it out here. Continue reading “DON’T FORGET TO CHECK ABOVE AND BELOW: A LOOK AT LITERARY CONTEXT”