Gideon · Judges

Notes on Gideon and the God of Israel: Fire and Dew, Evening and Morning

The account of Gideon requiring a sign from the God who has called him to rise up as a deliverer for Israel, has long puzzled interpreters (Judges 6.33-40). Gideon receives a messenger from Yahweh who calls him to action. This angel of Yahweh (6.11, 21; or “of God” in verse 20) is asked for a… Continue reading Notes on Gideon and the God of Israel: Fire and Dew, Evening and Morning

eschatology · Ezekiel · Gog and Magog · Revelation

Gog, Magog, and Premillennialism

In a recent conversation about events in the Middle/Near East, a question was raised as to the potential for fulfillment of prophecy, specifically concerning “Gog and Magog”. Gog and Magog have so captured the imagination that their very mention seems clouded by mystery and ready at hand to apply to nearly any particularity in contemporary… Continue reading Gog, Magog, and Premillennialism

Exodus · Theology

The Revelation of Yahweh in the Exodus: The Theological Center

I was struck by a re-reading of Exodus recently as I meditated on just what the overarching theology of Exodus might be. The Scripture that struck me most strongly was Exodus 4:22 (NET): Thus says the Lord, ‘Israel is my son, my firstborn…‘ In light of the wider book of the Exodus, one encounters a… Continue reading The Revelation of Yahweh in the Exodus: The Theological Center