An Exegesis of Romans 7:7-25

An Exegesis of Romans 7:7-25 Introduction Romans 7:7-25 is one of the most challenging exegetical and theological enigmas in the New Testament. The primary questions pertain to the identification of the “I”, whether the “I” is regenerate, and...

Exegesis Isaiah 40:1-11

Introduction The voices in Isaiah 40:1-11 have vexed scholars for centuries and the passage continues to contribute to significant scholarly output. However, scholars continue to underestimate the significance of the grammatical-syntactical impact on determining the...

Gap Theory

Introduction In the early twentieth century, a footnote in The Scofield Reference Bible made popular a theory of creation recognized as the “Restitution Theory” or the “Gap Theory.” The theory proposed a significant gap of time between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. The...

Niphal Verb Form

Introduction A dispute continues among modern scholars regarding the translation value of the Niphal verb נִבְרְכ֣וּ in Genesis 12:3. The final phrase of verse 3 presents the translation challenge: ְנִבְרְכ֣וּ בְךָ֔ כֹּ֖ל מִשְׁפְּחֹ֥ת הָאֲדָמָֽה. Many translations,...

Law of Moses

Law of Moses In Hebrew, two side-by-side nouns form a construct chain, which may express a possessive relationship between two nouns, where the first is the construct noun and the second is the genitive noun. However, a construct chain has a broad semantic range....

Paul’s Perspective on “Works of the Law”

Introduction Since 1977, when E. P. Sanders’s Paul and Palestinian Judaism landed on traditional Pauline scholarship with a thud, a raging debate over Paul’s perspective of the Law ensued. Central to the ongoing debate is the interpretation of the Pauline phrase...