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?
I agree that it has also impacted my spiritual life to think about the promises God has kept to the Jewish people and that those promises are not time-sensitive but rather are eternal. I don’t think I had thought very much about Judaism or Israel before Philos, but now after reflecting it is such a testament to the amazing power of God to be with the Jewish people across history, as he so clearly has been.