Exploring the Scriptures
Go deeper into the unity and diversity of the Bible. Rev Mick Elfred
Welcome to the first in a series of Bible Studies exploring the scriptures. I hope that you will participate by signing up to the blog and commenting on the different posts. It is my intention that this blog will spark a fruitful discussion as together we explore one of the greatest books ever written.
In the last post we considered two brave builders who stubbornly resisted opposition and restored temple worship and the walls of Jerusalem. The book of Esther is set in the reign of the Persian King, Ahasuerus, who is shown up by his wife Vashti at a banquet. Vashti is subsequently shown the door of theContinue reading “Two Builders and a Brave Woman – part 2”
In the next two posts I want to consider the books of Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther, the last of the so called, “Historical Books”. All three are set in the era when the Jewish people are allowed to return to the Southern Kingdom after being in exile for seventy years and the books outline theContinue reading “Two Builders and a Brave Woman – part 1”
In this post I want to continue the idea of an ongoing struggle which we began to consider last time. I feel that it is further illustrated in the Books of 1 & 2 Kings and 1 & 2 Chronicles in two ways. Firstly, the various Kings of Judah and Israel oscillate between being seenContinue reading “Thirty Eight Kings and One Queen – part 2”
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A few words of introduction. My name is Fr Mick Elfred. I have been an Anglican Priest for forty years. I have a Hons degree in Theology and an M. Phil. I am also a UKCP registered Psychotherapist. For many years my main interest has been the interplay between Theological/Philosophical thinking and Psychological Concepts. The dialogue between these various disciplines has profoundly influenced how I read and understand the Bible. In the light of this I hope you enjoy my blog.
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