Category Archives: Discussion

Apocrypha or Deuterocanon?

In class, we are going to begin discussing the books referred to as “apocryphal” or “deuterocanonical.”  “Apocrypha” is a slightly more negative term used by Protestants who do not consider these texts canonical.  “Deuterocanonical” is the term preferred by Catholics … Continue reading

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Entering the mind of an ancient interpreter

Two of the most difficult texts for some modern thinkers to reconcile in the entire Old Testament are: 2 Samuel 24:1 – “Again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go, … Continue reading

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Controversial verse

Ecclesiastes 7 contains two of the more controversial verses in the Old Testament.  It’s verse 16: 15 In my vain life I have seen everything; there are righteous people who perish in their righteousness, and there are wicked people who … Continue reading

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Psalm types

In class on Monday, we will discuss Psalm types.  Choose a psalm and state which type of Psalm you believe it is and why as per our discussion in class.

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No blog discussions this week

As per class on Monday, there are no blog discussions this week since you have a test on Friday. Happy studies! 😉

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Comparing MT Jeremiah and LXX Jeremiah

In class, we discussed that the Septuagint (=LXX) version of Jeremiah is shorter than the Masoretic text (=MT).  Read below the text of Jeremiah 10:1-11 as it appears in the LXX versus how it appears in the MT.  Do the … Continue reading

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Modern day prophets

In class we discussed the definition and roles of prophets.  Considering the characteristics of prophets that we talked about, do you believe that there are modern day prophets?  Can you think of an example of one? Also, the prophets in … Continue reading

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