Category Archives: 2 Samuel

The Reopened Wounds of Jacob

The Theopolis blog has just posted an article of mine, in which I discuss the story of David against the background of the story of Jacob, exploring how things changed following his sin with Bathsheba. Just as the beginning of … Continue reading

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Video: How Do We Reconcile the Differing Accounts of Judas’ Death?

Today’s question: How do you deal with the seemingly contrasted accounts of how Judas dies? If you have any questions for me, please leave them on my Curious Cat account. If you would like to support these videos, you can do … Continue reading

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The Habitation Made Desolate

I wrote a reflection on Acts 1:15-26 over on the Political Theology blog. Within it I discuss some of the significance that the biblical accounts of the suicide of Judas should have for our political theology: The gory manner of … Continue reading

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The Politics of the Death of the Nation’s Beloved

My latest post over at Political Theology Today has just been published. This week, I am reflecting on 2 Samuel 1, and David’s lament over the deaths of Saul and Jonathan. David and Solomon are the archetypal kings, not on … Continue reading

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Stabbings in the Bible

I have long been fascinated with biblical accounts of stabbing. As a young child, my two favourite Old Testament stories were 1 Samuel 5 (Dagon and the Ark of the Covenant) and Judges 3:12-30 (Ehud’s stabbing of King Eglon). Somewhat … Continue reading

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