Jacob, Joseph, and Pharaoh

July 5, 2020

JOSEPH FINALLY reveals himself to his brothers, unable to continue his deception any longer. His brothers had returned to Egypt to buy more grain, bringing Joseph’s only full brother, Benjamin, with them as he’d ordered.

God’s long game

June 28, 2020

ALL OF us have had a wilderness experience of one kind of another. For Joseph, much of it was spent in prison cells.

Cult prostitution in the Bible

June 14, 2020

IF THE Bible had truly been edited to make the apostles, prophets, and patriarchs look better, chapter 38 of Genesis would have disappeared long ago.

Joseph and his brothers

June 7, 2020

JOSEPH APPEARS to have been something of a spoiled brat. Either he had no self-awareness at all or his self-image was so inflated that he didn’t care what his brothers thought of him.

Wrestling With God

May 24, 2020

FEEDING THE dead was an integral part of the world in which Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob lived.

“Is he not rightly named Jacob?”

May 10, 2020

ISAAC IS a transitional character in the Bible, the bridge between Abraham and Jacob. We discuss the stories of Isaac’s adult life—his lie about Rebekah to the king of Gerar and how how Jacob received the blessing that Isaac had planned to give Esau.

From Abraham to Jacob

May 3, 2020

WE REACH the end of Abraham’s time on earth this week. We discuss the death of Sarah, Abraham’s purchase of the cave of Machpelah, the marriage of Isaac, the birth of Esau and Jacob, and the short-sightedness of Esau.

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