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”

THE OLD TESTAMENT IN CONTEXT: A SNAPSHOT OF ANCIENT HISTORY

bibleHave you ever opened the Old Testament and just wondered what in the world was going on? If so, you’re not alone. Context is extremely important in understanding the Old Testament. Although it takes years to master this formidable narrative with all of its diverse literature and intricacies, there are some basic facts that can vastly ease the difficulty of reading the Old Testament. Continue reading “THE OLD TESTAMENT IN CONTEXT: A SNAPSHOT OF ANCIENT HISTORY”