David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11:1-12:31)

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David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11:1-12:31)

This text narrates the story of King David's adultery with Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah the Hittite, and the subsequent events leading to Uriah's death. After learning of Bathsheba's pregnancy, David attempts to cover up his sin by bringing Uriah back from battle to sleep with his wife. When this...


Groups and Classes of People in the New Testament

The New Testament era was a period of rich cultural diversity, marked by a mosaic of social classes, religious sects, and political entities. This tapestry of society set the stage for the rise of Christianity amidst various tensions and interactions among these groups. Religious and Cultural...


Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 19:23-20:16)

Everyone is naturally content when other people treat him in a fair way. Unfortunately this view is not shared by everyone. One is quite used to that. But what in the case when God acts this way? Jesus is telling a parable about how things works in his kingdom (Mt 20:1). He tells it in context...


Righteousness Through Faith (Romans 3:21-31)

Romans 3:24 speaks about "redemption that came by Christ Jesus". We do not event think about that, but this redemption has on its background very strong ancient contextual image. Redemption is not just ordinary synonym for salvation, but it concerns literal redeeming of a slave (there is a Greek...


Concerning Spiritual Gifts (1 Corinthians 12:1-14:40)

The whole discourse on spiritual gifts is one of the most controversial sections in the entire Bible. The study of the original text and employment of literary criticisms open the text in a different way than usually done on the popular level.  We would like to point out one particular emphasis...


Call of Abraham (Genesis 12:1-9)

God is calling Abraham as an origin of new people of God, who will know true God and worship Him. These people will be founded upon trust in promises given by Lord. The whole abrahamic narrative will be about test of this trust. God is sending Abraham out of his birth land to a...