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About johnandjanet

Our research and writing interests include biblical exegesis and theology, Old and New Testament backgrounds, hermeneutics, biblical and philosophical ethics, the history of Christian thought, and cultural critique.

A Typology of Mythic Divine Combat in the Ancient Near East & its Reflex in the Hebrew Bible

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Psalm 21: Calculating the Strength of Yahweh by the Victories of the King

Calculating the Strength of Yahweh by the Victories of the King

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“Calling All Prophets”

Jesus taught his disciples to pray for the arrival of the day when the rule of God (his Kingdom) would be as present on earth as it is in heaven. What does the arrival of God’s rule (Kingdom) in all … Continue reading

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Psalm 20: “Our Complicated Allegiances-Praying for the King vrs. Praying to the KING”

Psalm 20 “Our Complicated Allegiances”

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The Earliest Prophecy (nĕḇû’â) in Israel: The Pre-Classical non-Writing Prophets

Earliest Hebrew Prophecy

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The “Classical Era” of Hebrew Prophecy: (ca. 760-460 B.C.)

Classical Hebrew Prophets

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“For the Word of God is sharper than any two-edged sword”: Re-deploy at will

Jeremiah 23:23-32 23 Am I a God near by, says Yahweh, and not a God far off? 24 Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them? says Yahweh. Do I not fill heaven and earth? says Yahweh. 25 I … Continue reading

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Evil, Deceiving Spirits from Yahweh & Yahweh’s “Inciting” Human Actions

Evil Deceiving Spirits from Yahweh

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Israel’s Varied Testimony Regarding Kingship

Israel’s Varied Testimony Regarding Kingship

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Dating the Birth of Abraham, the Patriarchal Era, and the Israelite Exodus from Egypt

Dating the Patriarchs and the Exodus

Posted in Biblical Chronology, Old Testament Chronology

The “Birth”-“Life”-“Death” & “Resurrection” of Israel

The Birth-Life-Death and Resurrection of Israel

Posted in Old Testament Chronology

Old Testament History Time-Line

Old Testament History Time-Line

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“A Taste of Home”

A Taste of Home

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The Full Law of “Loving Your Neighbor”: Parts I & II of the 2nd Greatest Command

Jesus’ teaching attacked the arrogance, the sense of entitlement, and the acts of oppression of those in power—Sadducees, Pharisees, Herodians—and others. As a consequence, he had enemies who confronted and tested him. Out of such confrontations  emerged this question put to … Continue reading

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Divine Justice (Theodicy), Innocent Suffering, & Dual Retribution (Causality) in Ancient Near Eastern Wisdom Thought & in Biblical Wisdom Literature

Divine Justice (Theodicy), Innocent Suffering, & Dual Retribution (Causality) in Ancient Near Eastern Wisdom Thought & in Biblical Wisdom Literature

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