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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What is the Origin of the Term, Messiah?

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

What’s New in the Linguistic Study of the Old Testament: A Review Article

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

What’s New in Isaiah?  A Review article of Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, editor, The Oxford Handbook of Isaiah

Text and History: Reassessing the Relationship between the Bible and Archaeological Findings

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

Why did the Israelites worship gods other than the LORD (YHWH or Yahweh)?

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

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

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