Category Genesis

Marching in Spring?

“In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle…” (2 Samuel 11:1, ESV). The opening of 2 Samuel 11 looks simple enough in most English translations, but a closer look at the Hebrew reveals some…

Knowledge

The opening chapter of the book of Proverbs establishes the foundation of knowledge: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (Proverbs 1:7). James Montgomery Boice has this note about knowledge in his…

The Faithfulness of God

“Genesis 15 packs a remarkable punch for us: God himself is willing to suffer the curse of the covenant.” (Davis, ‘Faith of our Father’, p 65) I came across this marvellous line by Dale Davis when I was preaching on…

Percy Jackson and Pleiades

In the first chapter of the bible we read: “And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years,and…