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The Word Without Walls Podcast

Oct 6, 2022

Lot is taken captive and Abram rescues him. Melchizedek (see Hebrews 7) blessed Abram and received a tithe from Abram as early indicator of the contrast between the unilateral covenant that God made (a Seed of the woman would crush the serpent’s head) and the bilateral covenant that God made through Moses with Israel...


Oct 5, 2022

Abram goes to Egypt because of a famine in Canaan; this prefigures the Israelites in Egypt.  But even more, it illustrates the sojourn of a regenerate soul in this world of famine and desert because of its rejection of God’s revelation in natural and special revelation.

Abram is the father of those honest about...


Oct 4, 2022

Abram’s life is parabolic. God calls Abram out of his country, family, and house to live in a tent in a foreign land, yet God is thus blessing Abram (“bless” = to become what God intends) by enveloping him in promises of life infinite. Abram and Sarai are childless, yet God will make a nation from him.  In Abram...


Oct 3, 2022

The Tower of Babel: One language, that is to say, one manner of speaking, plus a human response to some notion of the threat of being scattered. God’s creation invites us to be creative in His image, to seek to recover His name (“name” has to do with God’s nature) as our own rather than make a name for...


Sep 30, 2022

The Bible pauses at certain places to give overviews or reviews. Before moving on with Shem’s history, the book of Genesis gives a summary of Noah’s other two sons and their descendants. Egypt is “Mizraim” in Hebrew and also referred to as the land of Ham. The other names of the descendants of Ham are the...