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Literature

A Summary and Analysis of the Book of Hosea

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) The Book of Hosea is one of the twelve short prophetic books which conclude the canonical Old Testament. For this reason, Hosea is often known as one of the ‘minor’ prophets, because this book, and the other eleven short books which make up ‘the […]

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A Summary and Analysis of the Book of Esther

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) The Book of Esther has a surprising claim to fame: it’s the only book in the Bible in which the word ‘God’ does not appear. (Curiously, it is also the only biblical book to mention the country of India, when the author is describing […]

Literature

‘Blessed Are the Peacemakers’: Meaning and Origin

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) The quotation ‘blessed are the peacemakers’ appears in the Sermon on the Mount, the address made by Jesus Christ to his followers, and recorded in the Gospels. This one speech (although, as discussed in this analysis of Jesus’ sermon, it may well have been […]