Polygamy was very common in the ancient world. It is somewhat understandable: in an agrarian culture, it was not impossible (cf. Ruth 2), but very difficult for women to provide a living for themselves apart from a husband. It was also shameful in a patriarchal society to be an unmarried women. And if there were few … Continue reading What’s the Deal with Polygamy in the Bible?
Tag: old testament
Truer and Better: Temple
In the Old Testament, God would meet with His people, the nation of Israel, primarily in the Temple, or the Tabernacle (which was like a proto-portable-temple). This was a very specifically designed building, explained to Moses (Tabernacle) in remarkable detail in Ex. 25-28, and again to Solomon (Temple) in 1 Chron. 28. The Temple was primarily a … Continue reading Truer and Better: Temple
How Were People in the Old Testament Saved?
How was Abraham saved? What about Noah? Adam? Moses? David? How did they get to heaven, if Christ hadn't come to die on the cross and raise from the grave yet? This is a fairly common question that pretty much anyone reading the Bible has asked (including myself). In this post I will hope to … Continue reading How Were People in the Old Testament Saved?