Dru talks with Eric about how Hebrews reasoned through concepts in light of the ancient Near East.
Surprisingly, the destructiveness, and even violence, evident within Abraham and Sarah’s family are exactly what suits it to God’s restorative purpose. This family is God’s answer to a violent and destructive world.
Whether Americans adopt an Hebraic or Hellenic kind of theological worldview depends largely on if they identify more closely with an Hebraic or Hellenic kind of Christianity. The biggest determining factor may be one’s view of Scripture.
How does the intellectual world of the Bible connect to modern-day issues for the Middle East and Christianity in the…
When reading biblical narratives with multifaceted characters and complex situations, the reader is challenged to decipher ethical ambiguity, think through conflicts, and discover the implications for everyday life.
“Hebraic thought is more than just religion—it’s a fully-formed cultural tradition. It includes that rich collection of ideas, concepts, stories, and values that emerge from the world of ancient Israel.”
Unless we heed both Scripture’s content and its form, we risk making God’s revelation into a pet: loved but powerless.
The Christian Scriptures focus on apprenticing under the correct authorities—those who skillfully discern God’s patterns in this world. Wisdom, then—for the scientist and for Christians in community—requires submitting ourselves to the proper authorities to learn discernment.
CHT Fellow Dr. Joshua Berman discusses the difference between modern notions of law and how law functioned in the ancient Near East, including within the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament).