Genesis

Ruth 1

This post follows the Bible reading plan available at oaktreechurch.com/soap. You can read all my New Testament notes in my book New Testament: Chapter by Chapter. Introduction The book of Ruth is a short, but important, story about the history of Israel and, more specifically, the family line of David. The date of the story …

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Galatians 3

This post follows the Bible reading plan available at oaktreechurch.com/soap. You can read all my New Testament notes in my book New Testament: Chapter by Chapter. Chapter three begins the second of three sections, this time with a question of accusation against Paul’s readers. Based on their movement away from faith toward works, Paul believed …

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Proverbs 8

Chapter eight finally gives wisdom a voice to speak for itself, by personifying it as a woman. In direct contrast to the adulterous woman, who stands on a dark corner waiting for a young man to seduce (Proverbs 7:8-12), Solomon portrayed wisdom as standing on high places and at city gates, calling to all people …

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