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.

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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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Could you help me understand the style(s) or form(s) of the literature of the book of Leviticus (sometimes called the genre), especially in relation to similar ancient Near Eastern (ANE) literature?

Exclusive or Inclusive?

What is the Origin of the Term, Messiah?

What does the Old Testament Have to Say About Death and Afterlife?

Who was El and why does he appear in the Bible?

Does Genesis 1 teach that there are more than 2 genders?

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