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ArchiveDecember 3, 2018

The Aaronic Blessing

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In 1979, two silver amulets were discovered, tucked quietly away in the tombs of Ketef Hinnom–below Old-City Jerusalem. On them was inscribed a shortened form of the Aaronic Blessing (Nu. 6:24-26), often just called ‘the priestly blessing.’ These abbreviated texts were written on strips merely 4″ x 1″ and 1.5″ x 0.5″ in size and both were dated to...

Typological Ethics

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Though little space has been given to typological interpretation of Scripture in recent years, Peter Leithart’s reading of 1 & 2 Samuel, ‘A Son to Me,’  bucks the contemporary trend. In this text, Leithart prods Christians to read the ‘symbolic universe’ of the Bible better than we intuitively do, noting how difficult it is for people to discover the ‘typology’ of the text...

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