Be watchful to do according to all the law which Moses my servant commanded you. Veer neither to the right or the left in order that you might succeed in every way you shall go. This book of the law of Moses shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night so that you might observe to do according… Read more »

The Seven Trumpets Sound Terror and Hope

Where in the Bible Is End Times


Now on the seventh day they rose up early as dawn arose and they marched around the city. This was according to the pattern: seven times on that day they marched around the city, only seven times that day. Then on the seventh time the priests blew the trumpets. So Joshua said to the people, “Shout! For the LORD has given the city to you…. Read more »


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In order to appreciate the Joseph story as the masterpiece that it is we must introduce you to a concept with which most of you probably are not familiar. Ancient writers and rhetoricians loved to use a literary structure that in modernity has come to be called the “chiasm,” referring to the Greek letter “chi” (our letter X). A chiastic figure of speech is a… Read more »

Literary and Theological Beauty in the Joseph Story

Where in the Bible is Poetry


Eight parallel patterns that constitute the Joseph story (Genesis 37 – 50) ​Like a artist, let’s step back from the story a bit to consider what constitutes the Joseph story: Joseph in the house of his father Joseph in the hands of his brothers Judah’s temptation and response ​Joseph’s temptation and response ​Joseph interprets two dreams of his prison mates ​Joseph interprets two dreams of… Read more »