John structures both his Gospel and his Revelation as Creation-themed Chiasms.
Leviticus, as the sacrificial law of the land of Israel (no pun intended on any front), is a recapitulation of the redemption history of Israel and is the basis for which the future of Israel would be written. This post will examine how Leviticus recapitulates the past and symbolically designs the future.
On reading the Bible with its theological-literary devices.
It’s no secret that I am obsessed with the ABC Family show “Pretty Little Liars”, constantly theorizing about the identity of the mysterious “A”. But does the show have any deeper meaning – any deep structure, perhaps? And what does the deep structure of PLL mean for the way we read other texts? Can the deep structure of PLL help us start to build a theology of literature? Of course, spoilers unless you’re caught up.
This isn’t very structured, but I wanted to get some thoughts down on Ezra-Nehemiah while I was thinking about them.