Malachi 3:7-12: A Brief Interpretation

I. Genre of the Passage: The following passage is Old Testament Prophecy and divine revelation through divine narration. As noted in Malachi 1:1, the book of Malachi is “The oracle of the word of the Lord to Israel through Malachi.” Furthermore, as indicated later, Malachi is addressing the priests of Israel. Therefore, the emphasis will … Continue reading Malachi 3:7-12: A Brief Interpretation

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John 15:1-8: A Brief Interpretation

I. The Genre: There are two genres that could be considered for this passage – an overarching genre and a sub-genre. The overarching genre, because of the passage’s placement within the Gospel of John, is that of Biblical Gospel, or the presentation of the good news of Christ. The flavor of John’s gospel, in contrast … Continue reading John 15:1-8: A Brief Interpretation

Luke: 10:25-37 – A Brief Interpretation

The object lesson of these scriptural interpretations is to present a more adequate and clear interpretation of a passage by both adhering to fundamental hermeneutical skills that are rooted in the assumption of authorial intent and constrained by the domain of the passage being considered. While, of course, it is not always possible to provide … Continue reading Luke: 10:25-37 – A Brief Interpretation