Amen, Amen

John records Jesus saying “Amen, Amen” some twenty-five times. It’s typically understood as an oath formula, a “double witness” that stresses the truth of what Jesus says.But there’s an additional dimension. The double Amen appears in the Old Testament only a few . . . . Continue Reading »

Phinehas’s Sword

I suggested in a post this past week that Jesus is the new Phinehaswhen he comes to judge the Balaamites of Pergamum (Revelation 2:14-16).I had in mind Numbers 25, where Phinehas arrests a plague that breaks out because Israelites are fornicating and committing idolatry with Moabite women who . . . . Continue Reading »