“Too Much to Grasp”: Exodus 3:13–15 and the Reality of God

“Too Much to Grasp”: Exodus 3:13–15 and the Reality of God

Few phrases in Scripture have occasioned as much discussion as has the ‘I am who I am’ of Exod. 3:14. What does this phrase mean? How does it relate to the divine name, YHWH? Is it an answer to Moses? question (v. 13), or an evasion of an answer? In “Too Much to Grasp”: Exodus 3:13–15 [...]

The Glory of the LORD in the prophecies of Ezekiel

The Glory of the LORD in the prophecies of Ezekiel

Glory (kābôd) is one of the characteristics of YHWH in the Old Testament. Usually the Hebrew word kābôd is used here. Especially in Ezekiel, the least well know of the great prophets, the glory or kābôd of YHWH has an important place. In March 2010 I defended a PhD dissertation on the subject of the glory [...]

An Outstanding Study on Leviticus

An Outstanding Study on Leviticus

Michael Morales, professor on Biblical Studies at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Taylors, South Carolina wrote a impressive study on the book of Leviticus. This book of the Pentateuch is of utmost importance to understand not only the Pentateuch but finally the whole Bible.  Morales explains that the fundamental question of Old Testament cult is how [...]

Two Testaments, One Bible: The Theological Relationship Between the Old and New Testaments

Two Testaments, One Bible: The Theological Relationship Between the Old and New Testaments

The relevance and meaning of the Old Testament and its relation to the New Testament is the most important question in the field of hermeneutics. The answers we give to this question, deter-mines the character of our faith. Do we think that we can build our faith only on the New Testament or are we [...]