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In The Last Days

When Peter quotes from the prophet Joel at the end of his Pentecost sermon, he seems to begin the quotation with the words, “And it will be in the last days, says the LORD, I will pour out my Spirit (ἔσται ἐν ταῖς ἐσχάταις ἡμέραις λέγει ὁ θεός ἐκχεῶ ἀπὸ τοῦ πνεύματός μου)” (Acts 2:17). 395 more words

Holy Spirit

Abrahamic David

According to its inscription, Psalm 72 is in praise of Solomon, for his mercy, piety, and might. Towards the end, the psalmist exclaims, “May men bless themselves (יִתְבָּרְכוּ) by him, all nations (גֹּויִם) call him blessed!” (Ps 72:17, RSV) This has first-blush resonances with the LORD’s promise to Abraham, “In thee shall all families (מִשְׁפְּחֹת) of the earth be blessed (נִבְרְכוּ)” (Gen 12:3, KJV). 159 more words


Announcing a New ETS Session Devoted to Septuagint Studies

Just a short post this time to convey some exciting news for those interested in Old Testament and Septuagint studies like I am. Beginning at this year’s… 423 more words

Old Testament Studies

Divine Healing and a Psalm Commentary

I finally fought off hospital stays, fatigue, hemorrhoids, and the source of all of those, a low immune system, enough to finish some articles I had started. 30 more words


Aaron's rod and its prophetic interpreters

Numbers 17:1-11 relates how the LORD causes a “rod” with Aaron’s name on it to blossom and bring forth flowers and almonds, while the rods belonging the princes of the twelve tribes remain barren. 641 more words


Guest Post on Steve Walton's Blog

Yesterday I posted as a guest over on Steve Walton’s blog, Acts and More. Steve is the Professorial Research Fellow in Theology at St Mary’s University, Twickenham… 110 more words

Old Testament Studies

LXX Translations Part II.2: BdA Continued

La Bible d’Alexandrie – Post 2 of 2

Time for part three of my series on modern language translations of the Septuagint. Thus far we have covered the… 975 more words

Old Testament Studies