Hitching the Old Testament to the New. Part 2: Law

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Hitching the Old Testament to the New. Part 2: Law

Pillar Old Testament faculty give their second response to a sermon series by Andy Stanley involving the relationship between the Old and New Testaments. This time, they discuss the meaning and importance of a particularly difficult law in Deuteronomy, as well as its importance for today. 

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Scapegoat, Azazel, and the Atonement

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Scapegoat, Azazel, and the Atonement

Eric, Scott, and Dan address a listener question about the function and purpose of the "scapegoat" on the day of atonement (Leviticus 16). Using a Hittite ritual and an explanation of sin offerings, they shed light on this sometimes misunderstood passage.

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Can We Roll on Shabbos?

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Can We Roll on Shabbos?

Should we keep the Sabbath? To get at an answer to these questions, the guys look at some ancient Near Eastern material to explain why Sabbath is tied to creation in the Old Testament, and also look at why it is tied to the exodus. 

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The Gospel and God's Presence in the Temple

The Gospel and God's Presence in the Temple

In this episode, we look at the issue of the presence of God in the Book of Leviticus, then show how the New Testament applies that to the Gospel and the mission of the church. This discussion builds on the episodes "Our Anemic Gospel" and "Some Background on the Word Gospel."

Are there Generational Curses?

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Are there Generational Curses?

This question comes to us from Kenya, but is a common question in America, too. Scott, Dan, and Eric look at passages that talk about "the sins of the father" and explain what's really going on.

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Anointing with Oil for Healing? Amurca!

Anointing with Oil for Healing? Amurca!

James 5:14 talks of prayer and anointing with oil for healing. Pillar's Bible faculty take a look at the Bible and its context in effort to understand the passage. Scott looks at the Old Testament and the ancient Near East. Dan looks at the New Testament and its world. And Eric says things sometimes.

What are the Nephilim?

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What are the Nephilim?

Eric, Dan, and Scott tackle the question of the Nephilim in Genesis 6 by looking at Old Testament, ancient Near Eastern, intertestamental, and New Testament texts. They also take a quick look at another interesting group, the Rephaim. 

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Whose Land is it Anyway?

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Whose Land is it Anyway?

Eric and Scott talk about ancient Near Eastern land grant texts (and their hilariously worded curses). Parallels in the Book of Joshua are shown, followed by a demonstration of the importance of land in the Bible, using the story of Naboth's Vineyard as a test case.

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