Tag: Genesis

  • The History of Recessions

    by

    in

    Joseph is an expert in macroeconomics: “The seven fat cows are seven years, and the seven full heads of grain are also seven years; they have the same meaning. The seven thin cows which came up later and the seven thin heads of grain scorched by the desert wind are seven years of famine. It…

  • Hebrews 4:14-5:14

    by

    in

    Today’s Reading is Hebrews 4:14-5:14. Here Jesus is described as being in the priestly order of Melchizedek. That is a thing the Bible has hardly anything about: Genesis 14:17-19 knows: “When Abram came back from his victory over Chedorlaomer and the other kings, the king of Sodom went out to meet him in Shaveh Valley…

  • Daniel 6:1-28

    by

    in

    Today’s Reading is Daniel 6:1-28. The faithful Jew Daniel is made head of state affairs of the Persian empire after interpreting the king’s dreams. Sound familiar? The same story is told about Joseph become vizier of Egypt after interpreting Pharaoh’s dreams! So during the persecutions by the Greek Seleucid king Antiochus IV Epiphanes authors retold…

  • Acts 27:13-38

    by

    in

    Today’s Reading is Acts 27:13-38. It is one of those great stories of men of God managing a voyage on the water. Paul stands in the tradition of even greater people:Noah and his Ark and Jesus calming the storm come to mind. They all make a point: You are not alone – God has your…

  • Matthew 8:18-34

    by

    in

    There will be two posts today, because I missed yesterday’s reading Matthew 8:18-34.Matthew is still working on making sure his audience gets the message that with the coming of Jesus, the kingdom of God has come: “What kind of man is this?” they said. “Even the winds and the waves obey him!” It’s pretty much…