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There are tools that are needed to mine the depths of the biblical texts. There are also many perspectives that enrich our study, like the perspective of first century Judaism. This site is one of those rare resources that provides both tools and perspective for the serious student of Scripture.

– Dr. Allen Mawhinney, A Retired Academic Dean, Reformed Theological Seminary

Biblical Portraits: The Victorious Laughter

Ishmael – Son of Promise? We have seen so much pain of this woman already – but think about this long-dreaded day when Hagar’s baby was born. Of course, Abraham’s joy knew…

Biblical Portraits: Sarah – Left Behind

Why? Last time, we saw Sarah make her painful decision. Why did she do it at that particular time—after ten years of living in the Land? What happened that triggered this scheme?…

Biblical Portraits: Sarah- A Painful Decision

As we have already noticed, we don’t hear much from Sarah during the first years of her life in the Land. In fact, she doesn’t say anything at all, until the story…

Biblical Portraits: Sarah -the Egyptian Encounter

For Sarah’s Sake Last time, we watched a barren woman obediently and silently following her wandering husband. We remember that Abram, being 75 years old, did something amazing: when called to go,…

Biblical Portraits: Sarah – Wandering And Wondering

Behind the Curtain We are back to our Biblical portraits series and we now move on to Sarah’s[1] portrait.  We are going to watch and observe Sarah now. The pages are the…