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Context is King

Dr. John Walton, Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School, and I recently had a chat on Exegetically Speaking. He lays out the importance of knowing the context of a passage to understand it.  After discussing four kinds of context for exegesis, he focuses on the historical context.  As a test case, he takes us to Daniel 7:1 to understand what is happening historically at the time of Daniel’s fantastic vision. 

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Confronting the False Image

In this episode of “Exegetically Speaking” . . .

Dr. Ron Haydon, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, looks Daniel 3, where Nebuchadnezzar demands the worship of a golden idol. Dr. Haydon draws some insights from Aramaic to unpack several important theological nuances in Daniel 3.

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The podcast lasts approximately 7 minutes.

70 times 7 equals 8

In this episode of Exegetically Speaking . . .

Dr. Ron Hayden, an adjunct professor at Wheaton College, considers one of the most ambiguous passages in the Bible, the pronouncement of 70 “sevens” in Daniel 9. He suggests that the ambiguity is intentional.

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