It's a slightly longer episode this week, due to an extra-long segment on Daniel 4. I thought I knew exactly what I was getting into there, but it ended up throwing me a curve ball. I really wanted to share it all with you, so I went a bit light on 2 Chronicles to fit it all in. We're going back to the Septuagint again this week as well, to shed some more light on both the Daniel and Acts passages.

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This week is all about stretching and challenging not only our Bible reading, but how we respond to it. We're continuing to invoke the concept of the 'prophetic imagination' theme from last week, to really appreciate the practical call to action that runs throughout scripture. It's easy to overlook the urgency and immediacy of prophecy if it's treated as writings solely about a hypothetical future, rather than a way of engaging the world today.

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Conzelmann, Hans. (1972); tr. Limburg, Kraabel, Juel (1987). Acts of the Apostles: A Commentary on Acts of the Apostles, Hermeneia — A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible. Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press.
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Klein, Ralph W. (2012). 2 Chronicles: A Commentary, Hermeneia — A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible. Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press.
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Episode 36: imagination and growth, discussing the 'prophetic imagination' in Ezekiel.

Quotations are taken from A New English Translation of the Septuagint, © 2007 by the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies, Inc. Used by permission of Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.


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