The Book of Second Maccabees tells of pious Jews praying for the dead, but did you also know that the book contains the most explicit affirmations in the Old Testament of Creatio ex Nihilo, the Intercession of the Saints and of the Resurrection of the Body? Continue reading Why Maccabees?
The violence of the Old Testament is often cited in attacks on the Bible and the Faith. Here are four helpful perspectives on the violence involved in the Israelite’s conquest of Canaan, arguably the most egregious instances of violence portrayed … Continue reading On Violence in the Old Testament
Isaac’s terror on a mountain in Moriah gives his son Jacob a unique title for God. Continue reading The Fear of Isaac