MDHarrisMD Old Testament Commentaries

The Bible is the very best book that ever has been, or ever will be, written. It is the Word of God to man for all time. To read it is to be changed by it. The following commentaries are unfinished, but they will never be finished. As such, I commit them to the reader… Read More MDHarrisMD Old Testament Commentaries

The Bible – Word Above All Words

The Bible is the most popular, and controversial, book in human history. There are those who love and live by it, those who revile and attack it, and those who ignore it. Great leaders in the past have honored it: “The New Testament is the very best book that ever was or ever will be… Read More The Bible – Word Above All Words

The Land of Milk and Honey – Agriculture in Ancient Israel

In Exodus 33:3 God promised to take the Hebrews, recently freed from slavery in Egypt, to a “land flowing with milk and honey.” During my trip to Israel in March of 1995 when I approached Jerusalem, I was a little skeptical of the “milk and honey” description. Much of the land is dry and hilly,… Read More The Land of Milk and Honey – Agriculture in Ancient Israel

Israel at the Time of Hosea

The Kingdom of Aram (modern Syria) had long been a major military threat to Israel, and Israel had been forced to devote many resources to defense against its northeastern neighbor.  During the days of Jehoahaz (816-800 BC), crushing defeats at the hands of the Arameans had reduced Israel’s army to “not more than 50 horsemen,… Read More Israel at the Time of Hosea

The Old Testament Prophets – What Did They Do?

Some Christians believe that the Old Testament (OT) prophets are thought of as men who only predicted a distant future revealed to them by God.  Either the coming of Christ or the book of Revelation and the end times (or both) are seen as the main message of the Old Testament prophet.  Some critical scholars in the past… Read More The Old Testament Prophets – What Did They Do?

Fasting in the Bible

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” – Albert Einstein “This world can no longer be left to mere diplomats, politicians and business leaders. They have done the best they could, no doubt. But this is an age for spiritual heroes… Read More Fasting in the Bible