Michael teaches an overview of the book of Jonah. Well known and widely regarded as a children’s story or a “whale’s tale,” this is a text many of us ought to look at with fresh eyes. It is the living word of God.
How do we resolve texts we can’t reconcile to any sort of order or justice? When the bad guys win and evil violence seems to have the last word?
Dr. Mark Chavalas joins us again to discuss some of the more difficult passages in the book of Judges.
We don’t live in the culture that originally received the Word of God. If we are to grasp this text, we must also understand some of the cultural connotations within. To help us, historian and professor Dr. Mark Chavalas joins us today.