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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Old Testament

Abraham Sarah and Hagar

Why Abraham Pimps Out His Wife and His Wife Pimps Out Her Slave (or, This Week’s Children’s Bible story)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

While I don’t think there is any intention here to present Abraham as a model of virtue, neither do I think Abraham is simply kicking into fight-or-flight reptilian brain mode.

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Esau in Genesis

More On What Genesis is Really About (If You Keep One Eye Focused on the Monarchy)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Let’s channel Gary Rendsburg’s article a bit more and explore a few more ways that David and the monarchy are embedded into the stories in Genesis.

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Judah and Tamar

What is Genesis About? The Big Idea that Cleared it Up for Me

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

The book of Genesis, however old the stories may be, were recast and shaped into their present form during the monarchic period for the purpose of explaining and defending the writer’s present.

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Facebook Live with Pete Enns: Jesus and the Old Testament

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Questions that Pete addresses in this Facebook Live video: In the Christian’s common understanding of Isaiah 52 and 53 referring to Jesus the Messiah, is that an accurate and fair application? […]

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resurrection in the old testament

Resurrection in the Old Testament? Like, from the Dead?

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

And that is where we find “resurrection” in the Old Testament: returning to the land, where God and his temple are, where there is peace and security, the land promised to Abraham, the land “flowing with mik and honey.”

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emmanuel

The “Pete Ruins Christmas” Series: The Virgin Shall Conceive

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Matthew interprets Isaiah creatively, not in keeping with what Isaiah meant. The child’s birth is not miraculous in Isaiah, but the deliverance of Judah from a military coalition is.

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