How does an understanding of Roman Slavery in the first century help one understand what Paul is saying in the book of Philemon?
Yesterday I posted the Historical Background of Philemon, but you may have noticed there was something missing. Clearly, the issue of slavery is central to the book of Philemon and I included very little information about that institution in the Roman Empire at the time of Paul. I did this intentionally, to single out this issue […]
One of the things I’ve learned to do when reading the Bible is charting a passage or book. Here I have observed the entire book of Habakkuk and recorded my observations in the form of a chart. This Bible study technique is helpful to get all your observations organized so you can see how the […]