Many commentators have noticed a similarity between Jesus’ return from the Mount of Transfiguration and Moses’ return from Mount Sinai with the 10 Commandments. In both cases there is a chaotic scene of failure which Jesus and Moses resolve. In… Read More ›
New Testament Exegesis
Structural Analysis of Galatians Chapter 6
The following article originally appeared in a 2012 edition of the magazine Bible Study . . and how!! In this article, I try to show how the various linear and chiastic structures that Paul employs in Galatians Ch. 6 serve… Read More ›
“From You Sounded Forth the Word of the Lord” – Is 1 Thessalonians 1:8 About Evangelism?
1 Thessalonians 1:8 is described by the majority of Evangelical commentators and exegetes as referring to an evangelistic mission or other evangelism carried out by the recently-converted Thessalonians – evangelistic activity which covered the two Roman provinces of Macedonia (in… Read More ›
Christ in Genesis Chs. 1-2 and John 1:1-2:11
A recent video by Alastair Roberts looks at the likelihood of a “creation week” at the start of John’s Gospel which “tracks” the creation week at the start of Genesis, and thus links the new creation in Christ with the… Read More ›
Some Chiastic Structures in Luke Ch. 4 – Part 5 (Conclusion).
In this final article on chiastic structures in Luke Ch. 4, I offer a few further suggestions for how the events here can be seen as linked together within the chapter as well as suggesting links between the events in… Read More ›
Some Chiastic Structures in Luke Ch. 4 – Part 4.
In this article, I put forward a second structural analysis of Luke 4:16-30. In this analysis, I think the main “theme” is the rejection by the people of Nazareth, not only of Jesus himself, but of the blessings which He… Read More ›
Some Chiastic structures in Luke Ch. 4 – Part 3
In this article, I attempt to build on the work of the previous articles in this series and present the first of two possible analyses of Luke 4:16-30 – the account of Jesus’ visit to his hometown of Nazareth. I… Read More ›
Some Chiastic Structures in Luke Ch. 4: Part 2
In this article, I attempt to describe the structure of Jesus’ sermon, delivered in the synagogue at Nazareth, about Elijah and the widow of Zarephath and about Elisha and Naaman the Syrian in Luke 4:25-27. I also look briefly at… Read More ›
Some Chiastic Structures in Luke Ch. 4: Part 1
In this article, I suggest a chiastic structure for the section in Luke Ch. 4 which describes Jesus’ reading from Isaiah Ch. 61 in the synagogue at Nazareth. In future articles, I hope to look at the entire episode of… Read More ›
“All Scripture is God-breathed”: a Structural Analysis of 2 Tim. 3:16 and Surrounding Verses
This essay can be accessed by clicking on the link below. In the essay I have tried to show that the expression in 2 Tim. 3:15 “through faith in Christ Jesus”, which wonderfully applies to our salvation, actually has also… Read More ›