Tag Archives: Atonement

Another Important New Book by Andrei Orlov, “The Atoning Dyad: The Two Goats of Yom Kippur in the Apocalypse of Abraham”

Prolific author Andrei A. Orlov, Professor of Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity at Marquette University, has completed another exciting new book that is to be published by the prestigious biblical studies publisher, Brill, in the near future. (See here for updates on publication status.) I have to say that I am very excited about this […]

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“How Beautiful Upon the Mountains”: Some Thoughts on OT Lesson 39

Isaiah 50-53 In 1979, a biblical scholar named John Eaton published a work entitled Festal Drama in Deutero-Isaiah. Eaton, following the work of Ivan Engnell and others, saw in the “Servant Songs” and other themes of chapters 40-55, 60-62 of Isaiah allusions to the themes of the Ancient Israelite New Year Festival (which I’ve so […]

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Happy New Year (Rosh HaShanah)

Happy (Jewish) New Year!! Today is Rosh Hashanah (“head/first of the year”), the beginning of year 5771 in the Jewish world. Rosh Hashanah is one of Judaism’s “high” holidays, and some very significant traditions are associated with it.  Rosh Hashanah marks God’s creation of the world, and is the “birthday” of Adam and Eve. The […]

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Behold, I Make All Things New: A Look at the Atonement

I am stepping away from my analysis of Aage Bentzen’s work, at least for one post, in order to present a recent statement on the atonement that I wrote up for my class “Soteriology: The Redemption,” taught by Dr. Ralph Del Colle. The class entailed a semester-long look at different theories on the Atonement, including […]

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A Time for Fasting and Prayer

One of the great blessings of being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a Christian is that we believe in a God who is both all-powerful and merciful. We believe that when we pray in faith, God will hear us and bless us according to our needs. We believe in a […]

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