Dr. Richard S. Hess

Old Testament Questions from the desk of Dr. Richard S. Hess

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Old Testament Questions is the online home of Dr. Richard S. Hess, Distinguished Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Denver Seminary. Ask questions, watch informative videos, and more.

Pastors and Teachers of the Bible:

Rick edits the Denver Journal; a free access journal that, along with reviews of many important books on all sorts of theological topics, includes two regularly updated English Language bibliographies of recommended Old Testament and New Testament books on various study topics (grammar, theology, history, etc.) and on recommended commentaries on every book in the Protestant Bible. Check it out!

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Worshiping with Abraham: New Amorite Texts Describe the Religion of the World of Abraham and Sarah

What relationship does the Serpent in Genesis 3 have to Satan?

Some Reflections on Genesis 1-3 and a Critique of an Egalitarian Interpretation

What is the raqia’ (dome/firmament/sky) of Genesis 1:17?

Who were the Nephilim (Genesis 6:1-4)?

Genesis 3:8 – Is it the cool of the day or a big storm?

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