Vos, Biblical Theology

Vos Group #17: The Patriarch Isaac

We continue our #VosGroup series by opening pages 90–93 of Vos’ book Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments to learn about the patriarch Isaac. Isaac is the middle figure of the oft-repeated patriarchal formula of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He uniquely demonstrates God’s…
noah_mosaic

Genesis 6:1–8 — Noah Found Favor

In this episode we discuss the growth of wickedness on the earth after the fall leading up to the great flood judgment. This passage also helps us to see the extent of depravity in man after the fall. In the…
Tree

Genesis 5 — A Requiem Interrupted

We consider the genealogy of Adam’s Descendants to Noah in this episode. This is the book of the generations of Adam. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. Male and female he created them, and…
Vos, Biblical Theology

Vos Group #16: The Ethical Dimension of Circumcision

Geerhardus Vos develops the ethical elements present during the patriarchal period through a brilliant treatment of circumcision. In this episode, Lane Tipton and Camden Bucey discuss pages 88–90 of Vos’s book Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments to shed light on the indicative and…
Proclaiming Christ

Genesis 4:16–22 — Two Civilizations

Today we discuss the genealogy found in Genesis 4:16–22. In it, we see the realization that God will put enmity between the two lines mentioned in Genesis 3:15 and how those two lines will develop two antithetical forms of civilization.…
The Tabernacle

The Message of Leviticus

Leviticus is a book about death, which may be why many people neglect to read it regularly. Yet the book teaches many important lessons about God’s holiness and the punishment for sin. Rev. Dr. David Graves takes us to this important…
Rubens, Cain Slaying Abel

Genesis 4:8–15 — Genocide and Judgment

This week on Proclaiming Christ we discuss Cain’s brutal murder of Abel and consider this act in light of God’s promises made in ch. 3. The brutality and desperation of human nature is uncovered as well as hope for life from…
Molnár — Abraham (1850)

Revelation in the Patriarchal Period, Part 3 — The Patriarch Abraham

Lane Tipton and Camden Bucey discuss the patriarch Abraham as they turn to pp. 76–81 of Geerhardus Vos’s book Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments. This chapter covers Abraham’s election, and we connect that to the doctrine of God, the…
Mateo Orozco, Cain and Abel

Genesis 4:1–7 — Cain and Abel: Two Brothers, Two Offerings

This week on Proclaiming Christ we discuss the different offerings that Cain and Abel bring to the Lord, and we look at the theological significance of those offerings. Genesis 4:1–7 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore…
Genesis 6

The Sons of God and Daughters of Man in Genesis 6

Throughout history, Genesis 6 has puzzled Bible interpreters. Who are the sons of God? Are they human royalty? Angelic beings? Demons? And who are the daughters of men? Did the union of these two produce demigod offspring who would plague the land? Rita…
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