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“According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible” by Graeme Goldsworthy

Goldsworthy, Graeme. According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible. Downers Grove:  IVP Academic, 1991. According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible is an edifying display of how to practice biblical hermeneutics (interpretation) and how to approach the Bible in the discipline called Biblical Theology.  Graeme Goldsworthy shows the wisdom, which he…

Genesis 40 – Two Dreams, Two Correct Interpretations Given

Joseph was falsely imprisoned for Potiphar’s wife’s claims. Pharaoh’s chief cupbearer and chief baker committed an offense against Pharaoh. He put them in the custody of the captain of the guard over the prison where Joseph was being held (40:3). The prison guard put Joseph over them, and he attended them. They both dreamed separate dreams that troubled each of them. When Joseph saw that they…

Genesis 39 – The Lord Was With Joseph When in Potiphar’s House & In Prison

Joseph was brought to Egypt, and an Egyptian officer of Pharaoh, Potiphar who was the captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites. The LORD was with Joseph, and he became successful in Potiphar’s house. Potiphar saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD caused everything he did to succeed. Because of this Joseph found favor in Potiphar’s sight and…

“The Masculine Mandate, God’s Calling to Men” by Richard D. Phillips

Phillips, Richard D. The Masculine Mandate, God’s Calling to Men. Orlando: Reformation Trust, 2010. What is a man? Richard Phillips proposes that the meaning of manhood can only be found in connection the fact that men are created by and for God in Genesis 2. He doesn’t touch on the biological aspects of what it is to be…

Genesis 38 – Judah’s Intimacy with His Daughter-in-Law

Judah went down from his brothers and turned to Hirah, an Adullamite. He saw the daughter of Shua, a Canaanite, there. He was intimate with her and she had sons named Er, Onan, and Shelah. Judah went to Chezib sometime when she was bearing them. Judah took a wife for Er named Tamar. Er was wicked in the sight of the LORD and the LORD put him to death, so Judah told Onan to…

Genesis 37 – Jacob Loved Joseph More (Dream 1) Sheafs (Dream 2) King of Luminaries (2 Plots) Murder & Rescue, Both Plots Foiled, Family Reacts

Jacob lived where his dad sojourned, Canaan. Joseph was 17 and was with his brothers pasturing their sheep. Jacob/Israel loved Joseph more than his other sons and he made him a robe of many colors (and probably long sleeves), and his brothers hated him for this. Joseph then dreamed he and his brothers were binding sheaves (bundling the harvest, like…

Genesis 36 – Esau’s Descendants, Kings Who Reigned before the Israelites Had a Human King

After laying out Jacob/Israel’s family in chapter 35, chapter 36 now turns to focus on laying out Esau’s lineage and the lineage of the surrounding nations. Further, after these descendants, Moses lists all the kings who reigned in the land of Edom, before the Israelites had any king (“human” king that is) (vs. 31). While not necessarily being…