Category Archives: Biblical Interpretation / Hermeneutics

Under this category find materials relating to approaches, methods, and pre-understandings for finding meaning and function of biblical literature.

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

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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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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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Yahweh Who Regrets, Relents, and Changes His Mind

Yahweh Who Regrets, Relents, and Changes His Mind

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Recommended Reading

John D. Fortner, Ph.D. / Fall 2015 Recommended Reading This list of 15 books is indicative of those that I have profited from (re-)reading in recent months. These works cover biblical theology, developments in early Judaism, and methodologies for the … Continue reading

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“God’s Waltz with Israel–and with Us” (Part Two in the series)”

God’s Waltz with Israel-and with Us (Part Two)  

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“Waltzing with God”: Revelation and Interpretation

“Waltzing with God”: Revelation and Interpretation (Part One) With this post we begin to think about the way in which Israel became  an instrument of divine revelation. She became such not by the imposition of a divine world view upon … Continue reading

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A New Covenant / Two Testament Christianity

A New Covenant / Two Testament–Christianity                                                               A New Covenant Two Testament Canon Canon or Covenant (Chart illustrating the distinction) In the Bible we possess two bodies or canons of sacred literature; the Old and New Testaments. They must not be … Continue reading

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Reflections on God, Culture, and Scripture

Reflections on God, Culture, and Scripture God is the best teacher in the cosmos. Thus, in his tireless efforts to teach us, he meets humanity where we are. We are embedded in our respective cultures-cultures of our own making. God … Continue reading

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