What’s the Context? — Part 4

What’s the Context? — Part 4

Synopsis:

Jim Kerwin explores Roman military discipline in the context of book of Acts to shine light on the guards at Jesus' tomb; they definitely were not Roman soldiers! After a brief discussion of some basic Bible study reference books everyone should have, we turned to reconsider the Throne-Room vision in Isaiah 6:1-9, discovering the contexts to which the passage points us — the life, punishment, and death of King Uzziah (2 Kings 15:4; 2 Chronicles 26:1-23), leprosy (Leviticus 13), and the responsibilities of a leper (esp. Leviticus 13:45). With these clearly understood, Isaiah 6 runs far deeper than we realized.

Second Helping for the Hungry:

Want to go through the Isaiah 6 Throne Room passage in more detail? Read Leper in the Throne Room on the Finest of the Wheat site, one of many teaching articles available there.

Tomorrow:

We'll tie up our week-long Hermeneutics I series by using Old Testament context to unpack the loaded Gospel message Jesus delivered as His first recorded sermon!

Follow-Along Notes:

Jim has provided us with a PDF of his presentation slides for Hermeneutics 1. Download them for free from this link: Hermeneutics-1-slides-NPC-2018-08-20-24.

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