Tag - prophets

Is Yahweh a God of War or Peace?

It’s easy to become confused while reading the prophets’ depictions of God. Malachi, for instance, warns that God is a powerful warrior who will consume all evildoers in the fire of his judgment (Mal 4:1). In contrast, Isaiah anticipates God’s...

Jesus’ Final Week: A Closer Look

Jesus and his disciples entered Jerusalem and spent the night in Bethany (Mark 11:11). Jesus knew that he would be arrested, tried, and crucified later that week. How does he use this last stretch of time? He curses the fig tree (Mk 11:12-14, 20-25;...