The Gloves Are Off

The Gloves Are Off

A classic Christmas tableau Most of our mental (and commercial, for that matter) Christmas-card-photo images correspond to the description we find in Matthew 2:1-12. Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men rom the...
Patriarchs?

Patriarchs?

Outlining the text correctly yet missing the point entirely It is hard to miss the obvious textual outline of Genesis 12-50. I don’t know that I have ever read a commentary that neglected to observe that the structure of this narrative revolves around the four...
Wedding Day

Wedding Day

What was Tolkien thinking? I wonder whether J.R.R. Tolkein was thinking of Psalm 45 when he wrote the climactic Return of the King passage describing the marriage of Aragorn and Arwen? He may as well have. In fact, Tolkein’s narrative elevates my emotional grasp of...