Tags : Hebrew Bible

12

Sep

Trying to Live Without God is Disastrous – Amos 8:8-10

Yahweh is not only the Creator but the sustainer of all that is. To try to live without the Creator while holding onto the creation is folly. In the same way, to try to hold onto peace and joy without source of all peace and joy is folly. Humans were created to be joyful, but when we displace God from the throne of our life, joy goes with him. It can be no other way, because he alone is the source of all joy.

08

Aug

Being the Plumbline – Amos 7:10-16

Amos’ confrontation with the priest Amaziah illustrated how his prophecy acted as a plumbline in Israel, clearly demarcating the innocent and upright from the guilty and crooked. The proclamation of the gospel of Jesus has the same galvanizing effect on an unjust society today.

02

May

Days of Intense Mourning are Coming – Amos 5:16-17

Amos 5:16-17 describe a time of intense mourning for the people of Israel as a result of Yahweh “crossing over into their midst.” Reminiscent of the 10th Egyptian plague, this phrase reverses the typical significance of Yahweh being with or among his people from indicating favor or good fortune to indicating judgment.

04

Apr

A Final Call to Repentance – Amos 5:14-15

Amos calls on Israel to repent so that God will be with them to protect and prosper them the way they think he is. Because no matter how far we have fallen, we can always know that God will be merciful when no one else would be.

17

Jan

Reading Amos 2:4-5 in Context

The oracle against Judah in Amos 2:4-5 is typically regarded by scholars as a later insertion due to its use of Deuteronomic language and the apparent vagueness of its accusation. This article argues that dating a text late solely because of the presence of so-called “Deuteronomic” language is logically circular, and it proposes a reading of the first two chapters of Amos that makes the oracle against Judah an integral part of the passage’s rhetoric rather than an obligatory insertion.

14

Jan

The Authenticity of Amos 1:9-12

Many biblical scholars doubt the authenticity of the oracles against Tyre and Edom in Amos 1:9-12. But not only do many of the arguments against their authenticity have other, better explanations, some, particularly those that argue for a much later date of the Edom oracle based upon its “appropriateness”, commit a fundamental error in logic.

30

Dec

Review: Biblia.com

Biblia.com is a free online Bible study environment. It comes with a good variety of Bible translations and resources, and it can be augmented with digital versions of books purchased from Logos.com and Vyrso.com. The interface is functional if a bit clunky.

30

Nov

Coming in January: Biblical Hebrew 1 and 2

We are so excited to be offering a new season of Hebrew classes, starting Thursday, January 5, 2017. These courses will last 15 weeks (through April 20). Hebrew 1 will cover the first half of our textbook and Hebrew 2 will cover the second half. If you are in the Houston area and have always wanted to be able to read the Bible in its original languages, now is the time to do it. Make next year a pivotal year in your Bible study by taking it to the next level and learning Hebrew!

30

Nov

Biblical Hebrew 2 (Winter-Spring 2017)

Event Phone: 2815719486


  • January 5, 2017 - April 20, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For those who have completed Bite-Sized Exegesis’s Biblical Hebrew 1, we’re offering its intended completion – Biblical Hebrew 2. By the end of BH2 you will be able to use reference tools to read and translate any part of the Hebrew Bible (except the Aramaic portions, of course). Your personal Bible study will take on amazing new dimensions, and your teaching will gain added depth.

30

Nov

Biblical Hebrew 1 (Winter-Spring 2017)

Event Phone: 2815719486


  • January 5, 2017 - April 20, 2017
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bite-Sized Exegesis is starting a new section of Biblical Hebrew 1. If you missed it this Fall, you’ve got another chance to learn the language of the Old Testament!