Swimming in the Lord’s Law

Reflections on Scripture in Tradition 

Bible 101 – An Introduction to Old Testament Prophecies

Let’s be honest. Hearing fifteen readings in a row can be a bit overwhelming. During these readings, we might find ourselves zoning out. Maybe we’re thinking about all the varieties of food we’re going to eat in a few short hours. And even if we’re able to concentrate, we might find it difficult to see the connection between the Old Testament prophecies being read and Pascha. Especially difficult to answer can be the thoughts, “What does this have to do with Pascha? What does this have to do with me?”

Bible 101 – Part One: Introduction and Old Testament

The Bible is the written record of the experience of God. It itself is not the experience of God, but rather the inspired writings about many people’s experiences of God throughout many centuries, cultures, empires, and political situations. Although each book of the Bible was written independently and then collected later on to form one Bible, the gradual revelation of God’s plan of salvation for the human race runs through the entire collection. The Bible speaks of the entirety of human experience, from the creation of the universe to the end of the world…