From a Son of God to a Shepherd in the Wilderness (Exodus 2)

In this chapter we have three vignettes of Moses’s life: how he was saved from the genocide being perpetrated against his people; his failed attempt at delivering his people, and his flight to Midian (today in northwestern Saudi Arabia).  Interestingly, when Stephen the Deacon recounts Moses’s role in redemptive history in Acts 7:17-43, he spends … Continue reading From a Son of God to a Shepherd in the Wilderness (Exodus 2)

Joseph, the Bridge Between the Abrahamic and Mosaic Covenants (Gen. 37-50)

The Joseph narrative is the longest in Genesis, occupying nearly a quarter of the book by itself.  The length may be due to the fact that this narrative would have been the most relevant to God’s people as they came out of Egypt, connecting the covenant promises God gave to the patriarchs with the fulfillment … Continue reading Joseph, the Bridge Between the Abrahamic and Mosaic Covenants (Gen. 37-50)