“Fostering Digital Community,” in Digital Sanctuary, ed. Brandan Robertson (Eugene, OR: Cascade/Wipf & Stock, 2023).

“Daily Bible Study, Winter 2023-2024,” (Nashville, TN: Cokesbury, 2023).

Reading the Old Testament is always a hard thing for modern Christians. We either let it pretend to be history and, therefore, keep it at arm's length, never allowing it to change our lives. Or we discount its importance and, similarly, remove any sense in which it might be able to speak. As such, this Bible Study was created to help people who know the Bible, including the Old Testament, fairly well to begin with, but who needed a small push to let all scripture become personal.
Israel Finkelstein of Tel Aviv University asserts that these first nine chapters of 1 Chronicles serves as an introduction to the history of Israel. It shares the story by telling the reader who lived and who died and who sired whom. He finds that place names are also significant in that they tell us where we should be able to find archeological records of those who are mentioned in the pages of Chronicles.