Book Review – Biblical Aramaic: A Reader & Handbook by Athas, Avrahami, & Kline

Here is a book review originally written for  the Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies.  An excellent resource on the Aramaic portions of Scripture.  

How Long Will You Cry Out?

We cannot go so far as to say that God’s answers are tied to the tenacity of our prayers.  However, there is something remarkably faith-filled about the continual cry of desperation to the only God and his Son Jesus Christ who provide mercy and grace in time of need (Heb 4:16). 

An English Example of the Masoretic Accents Preserving a Lyrical Language

While many Hebrew students pay close attention to the vowel pointings of the Masoretic Text (MT), many more overlook them altogether.  However, if students were paying close enough attention to the vowel pointing, they would see that the Hebrew vowels sometime lengthen in places that one would not expect.  This vowel change becomes troublesome to … Continue reading An English Example of the Masoretic Accents Preserving a Lyrical Language

The Kindness of God in the 2016 Election

In the midst of failing religious liberty and the haunt of nuclear war, we do no service to God’s kingdom to complain about our leadership. Rather, we ought to run to God, begging for mercy and restoration. We ought to run to God confessing our sins and repenting in figurative sackcloth and ashes.

The New Covenant Vindicates God’s Holy Name (Ezekiel 36:22-32)

It is often easy for us to sit around in our Christian circles and declare, “Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Cor 10:31). In that statement, we are declaring that everything in life ought to be done for the sake of God’s glory and for the sake of his great name. However, I wonder how often we consider that God himself acts on behalf of his great name.