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Tough Texts: They Will Look at the One They Pierced

“Since it was the preparation day, the Jews did not want the bodies to remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a special day). They requested that Pilate have the men’s legs broken and that their bodies be taken away. So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first … [Read More…]

Tough Text–How is Jesus like a Snake?

Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,  so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. After explaining about the new birth from Ezekiel to Nicodemus, Jesus leaves him with these words about eternal life based on an account from Numbers … [Read More…]

Tough Texts: Galatians 4:24–What to do with Paul’s Allegory

These things are being taken figuratively, for the women represent two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai and bears children into slavery—this is Hagar. (Galatians 4:24) “The allegorical is sometimes acceptable.” You have heard it said of old, “Literal whenever possible.” You have also heard it said, “No matter the text, make a beeline to … [Read More…]