A favorite passage from the bible is the Good Shepherd account in John chapter 10. Jesus tells this story while standing on the steps of the outer courtyard of the temple in Jerusalem. To modern readers the story that Jesus unwinds is very generic – Jesus is to the disciples what the Good Shepherd is […]

This topic is challenging because the term “covenant” occurs more than 300 times in the Pentateuch and Hebrew Scripture. It is usually translated from the Hebrew term b’rit and the Greek term diatheke. Even to say that the first covenant was made with Abraham is inaccurate, since God made an agreement both with Adam and […]

“My covenant with you is this: you are to become the father of a host of nations. No longer shall you be called Abram; your name shall be Abraham, for I am making you the father of a host of nations. I will render you exceedingly fertile; I will make nations of you; kings shall […]

OK, you are a student at the Biblicum and the examiner gives you the following quote from the Holy Father: “The great scholar becomes a little one and for this very reason perceives the folly of God as wisdom, a wisdom far greater than all human wisdom.” Explain. First, the “little one” is a double […]