Category Archives: Culture

Under this category find material relating to the bearing which culture and world view has upon biblical interpretation. Also find articles concerning 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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“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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“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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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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