The Power of the Biblical Story

Dr. Allan J. McNicol has recently published his latest book, The Persistence of God's Endangered Promises: The Bible's Unified Story, from Bloomsbury Publishing. For Many years, Dr. McNicol has taught a Biblical Theology course that students at Austin Grad have found to be indispensible for understanding the story of God and his creation. This book offers an encapsulation and extension of a lifelong project of study and devotion. Click here to order Allan McNicol's New book, The Persistence of God's Endangered Promises. See the bottom of this post for a promotional code offering significant discount pricing! I love the brief … [Read more...]

Is the Chronicler a Pulp Fiction Writer?

Part 1: The Literary and Historical Nature of Chronicles I. Introduction Someone had to do it. Chronicles is one of the last bastions of unexplored biblical territory. It has been lurking on the edges of the canon for thousands of years. Being ever the contrarian, I will deal with it. Why this historical lack of interest in a biblical book? Besides being one of the last Old Testament books written or compiled, it’s title is off-putting: it is sepher hay-yammim in Hebrew, or “Day Book,” or “Chronicles of the days,” suggesting royal archives of inconsequential stuff. The title in the Septuagint is even worse: there, it is paraleipomenon, … [Read more...]