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How did the Apostles see Jesus in the OT? The answer is in Peter’s foundational sermon in Acts 2.
It is a common (mis)understanding that “the Old Testament God” is one of wrath, while “the New Testament God” is one of grace and love. The usual response is that in fact Jesus spoke more about hell than anyone else in scripture. But what exactly did he say about hell? And what did he mean? There are several different words and concepts that he used, and “hell” is an unhelpful word to summarize them all. The Geography of Hell in the Teaching of Jesus is Kim Papaioannou’s published dissertation from Durham that tackles these questions and texts.
It’s tempting to begin this review by repeating my introduction to David Mitchell’s Messiah Ben Joseph review. The details of Middle Ages Jewish messianic hope are surprising and fascinating. One particularly influential text of the time is Sefer Zerubbabel (“the book of Zerubbabel”), and so Martha Himmelfarb has devoted an entire book—Jewish Messiahs in a Christian Empire—to it.
My wife (Tasha) has just completed her third book: Maia of the Forest. This time it’s an adult coloring book that was inspired by her season of depression and anxiety. It’s a retelling of Thumbelina as an allegory of depression. This is by far her best project yet. The art and story are both amazing. I’m so proud of her.
If the Psalms are indeed prophetic, How do we “Do the math” to get from Psalms to Christ? In this episode: Two ways of getting it right.