Father, Son and Holy Spirit in Isaiah 63.

The Old Testament uses several words and names for God and many of them have connections to Jesus (YHWH) and to the idea of a trinity or multi-unity(Elohim/Adonai). But Isaiah 63 goes a step further unpacking  three distinct qualities of God. The chapter starts by asking a question. “Who is this who comes from Edom“, Read More …

Hope in Egypt – Ram and Amminadab

We have been processing through how Jesus’ ancestors produced an incredible prediction of Jesus’ actions and meaning, and in the last post we got through to the last names recorded in the book of Genesis: Judah, Perez and Hezron. In this post we are going to look at the two generations born in Egypt and Read More …

Shamgar – turns an insult into a symbol of power.

For the fourth post in this series tracing the way the seven saviour-judges of Israel prefigure Jesus, The Saviour-Judge. We go back in time to Shamgar, the man who inspired Deborah. [click link to start series] So chronologically Shamgar should have come before Deborah, but he is easy to forget, given only a single verse Read More …

Deborah, the first prophet in the promised land

  This is the third post in a mini-series tracing the way the seven saviour-judges of Israel prefigure Jesus, The Saviour-Judge. [click link to start series]   YHWH told Moses about a prophet who would come after him, Acts 3:20-22 tells us Jesus was that prophet, though the Rabbis of Jesus’ day saw Samuel as the Read More …