Apologia pro Typology

Modern readers of the Scriptures try many different ways to engage the text and faithfully live according to the revelation of God therein. Some read the Scriptures through the lens of text criticism, some through historical context, and some through the lens of their denomination’s theology. Most would claim that God is the author behind the text, and thereby the Scriptures become profitable for teaching and reproof. But what if we were reading it wrong? What if our post-Enlightenment eyes were searching the Scriptures in the wrong places?

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The Seven Seals and the Four Horsemen

St. John’s Apocalypse is a numerological puzzle, and the seven seals are one of the sevenfold units describing God’s work in issuing judgment on the Harlot and the Beast. The first four seals are broken and four horsemen are freed. Who are the horsemen and how do they relate to the remaining three seals?

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On Dinosaurs, Chronologies, and Nimrod

What do dinosaurs have to tell us about the chronology of Genesis? I think that the early chapters of Genesis, the so-called “primeval history” leave a lot blank not because that history is not important, but because the Bible gives us the tools to reconstruct what happened based on patterns and cycles familiar to us from the rest of Scripture.

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Quick Thoughts on Exodus in Hebrews

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In my opinion, 2 Peter is Peter’s adaptation of Deuteronomy (because it is his deutero-episteon). I think Hebrews is Paul’s version of Deuteronomy as the Church stands on the brink of a massive change: the judgment of the old creation in the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 AD. The Church currently stands in the wilderness, waiting for Joshua (remember, Jesus and Joshua have the same name in Hebrew) to conquer the land and lead them into a Sabbath rest.

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