Bible 101 - Redemption and Covenant (pt. 5)
The Hebrew Bible uses a metaphor of marriage for the relationship between God and Israel. God is the faithful and true husband, while Israel is an unfaithful bride.
The wedding takes place at Mount Sinai, and marriage language is used throughout by the prophets to emphasize the closeness of this special relationship.
Marriage is also a metaphor for redemption. God’s plan of redemption will end with humanity intimately dwelling with the presence of God.
In the New Testament, the metaphor of marriage/redemption continues with Jesus as the bridegroom.
Marriage/redemption language is used throughout the New Testament to communicate God’s cosmic plan.
Join us as we explore this rich metaphor and see how Jesus is the bridegroom we await to take us to be with him.
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Ancient Near East Covenant Example with Scripture Verses
Bible 101 (pt. 4) Covenant
Moses acts as a covenant mediator for the brand-new nation of Israel.
God uses the ancient Near Eastern Suzerain Vassal covenant structure to communicate this new relationship to his people.
When we understand the components of an ancient Near Eastern covenant, we begin to see the underlying structure within the Biblical text.
If we don't understand ANE Covenants, we miss the details the Bible communicates to us.
Join us for this lesson as we explore the underlying structure of the Mosaic Covenant and how it helps us understand our relationship with God.
Bible 101 (pt. 3) - Covenant
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Bible 101 (pt. 2)
The generations following Adam and Eve became wicked, violent, and murderous. God's heart was grieved, and, in His wisdom, He decided to "start over" through Noah and his family.
Noah's story is a "de-creation" followed by "re-creation" and a new beginning for humanity. After the flood, God makes a covenant with humanity through Noah as the covenant mediator.
His promise to humanity is that He will not destroy the earth again with a flood, and as a sign of the covenant, God sets his "bow" in the clouds.
In today's lesson, we will explore the ancient context of the Hebrew word for "bow" and the implications for how we understand this remarkable covenant with humanity.
Bible 101 (pt. 1)
Join us as we explore the foundational concepts of the Bible - Redemption and Covenant.
God has a plan of redemption and he is executing this plan through a series of covenants.
Understanding the basics of redemption and covenant will help you read deeper into your Bible!
Scott Broberg - I have a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) from Bethel Seminary - San Diego - Biblical Studies with and emphasis on the Old Testament.
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