Abraham in context

Just watched video from http://brucegore.com/VideoPlay2.aspx Was interesting but not as good as the videos on Enuma Elish and The Epic of Gilgamesh. Some interesting points. When looking on map I saw the main cities along the fertile crescent: Allepo, Damascus, Haran, Ninevah, Babylon. In ancient covenants each party would walk between animals that had been cut…

Genesis 3 and 4

Similarities between Genesis 3 and 4. 1. God has warned Caan as he warned Adam and Eve. 2. God confronts Caan as he did Adam. 3. A curse is pronounced. 4. There is a sending away. Caan is sent away from farming to being a restless wanderer. 5. There is mercy even in judgement. God…

New Testament Quotations of the Old Testament

The Old Testament is quoted many, many times in the New Testament. Number of quotations from the OT: 1644 NT uses OT on average once every 3 verses! Most frequently quoted books: Isaiah (412) , Psalms (410), Exodus (240), Genesis (238) What are the implications of this? It helps to justify that Christianity does naturally…