The Torah (Pentateuch)
Genesis, Exodus Leviticus, Numbers
Articles dealing with interpretative issues and commentary in various
formats on the Books of the Torah, Genesis Exodus, Leviticus, Number, and
Deuteronomy. This menu does not include
Lectionary Commentary articles. See
the Biblical Text Index for commentary and other articles on
An in-depth analysis of the so-called "Fall" narrative
in Genesis, suggesting that the theological testimony of the text is more
a description of the ongoing human condition rather than just an account
of something in the past, concluding with implications for preaching and
doing theology especially from the Wesleyan perspective.
The cultural and historical background of the reference
to sons of God, daughters of men, and giants in Genesis 6:1-4.
An analysis of the Abraham stories in Genesis 12-22
noting the governing ideas and themes that give coherence to the larger
An examination of two Old Testament passages that
deal with God learning something about humanity, against the background
of the traditional concepts of God's omniscience. Concludes that the
biblical witness portrays a God who is dynamically interactive with
Commentary on the birth narrative of Moses and his
rescue from Pharaoh's death sentence.
A brief survey of the evidence for establishing a date
for the Israelite exodus from Egypt, with summary of the role of
historical methods of Bible study.
Basic summary and overview of the composition and
theology of the Book of Deuteronomy.
A reflective article on the theology of the warning to
Israel in Deuteronomy 8, and how it might apply to us today.
A brief analysis of Deuteronomy 18:22, examining the
claim that it proves that Old Testament prophecy is primarily predictive.
These are a series of Bible studies covering the first
eleven chapter of Genesis (some are still in preparation).
This is an index of all articles in the CRI/Voice web
site that relate to specific biblical passages, organized by biblical