Strap in for another short but fun week on 4QS, despite being late due to holidays and other stuff. There's quite a lot packed into these here 20 minutes: how God flips everything upside down by refusing David permission to build him a house, how Jeremiah takes God to court, and just what is all this hell talk from Jesus about anyway?

I'm going to try and keep this thing going through the summer, but I'm currently preparing a talk on biblical archaeology that is taxing me. I may be taking a week or two off. In the meantime, enjoy these three passages that really don't pull any punches at all. They all speak to a special kind of humility that can accept the world being turned upside down.

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Evans, Mary J. (2000). 1 & 2 Samuel, Understanding The Bible Commentary Series. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.
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Holladay, William L. (1986). Jeremiah 1: A Commentary on the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah, Chapters 1-25, Hermeneia — A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible. Pennsylvania, PA: Fortress Press.
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Long, V. Philips (2009). 1 and 2 Samuel in Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (Old Testament), Volume 2: Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
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