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.
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.
In the wake of weekend shootings in Dayton and El Paso, The New York Times ran an op-ed calling for the federal government to spy on and arrest people suspected of being “white nationalist terrorists.”
Modern archaeological science is revealing startling things about the role of Petra in the history of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and may have pinpointed the location of the biblical city of Sodom.