- Pathfinder

Reply To: In the first lecture, Dr. McDermott teaches that the Bible is one story, and that God upholds his covenant with the Jewish people to this very day. Was this what you were taught growing up? If not, how will this insight change the way you read the bible going forward?

Michael Lucchese

David, I think your response here is an excellent articulation of the Hebraic leader’s vision of history. It is linear, not cyclical, because the Hebraic leader sees the hand of God in the course of history. Though we must be careful to preserve humility as we interpret history, we can certainly discern the outlines of a divine plan in the particular history of Israel.