Nimrod was a mighty hunter “in God’s face.” Once we put him into a “Tabernacle” context, we can understand his motivation and role on the cultic stage.
The altar of God is barbaric and burdensome only to those who are ignorant of the horrors which it restrains. A taste of death holds back the judgment.
The abandonment of worship was the underlying cause of the Great Flood. In contrast, the tower and city of Babel established false worship. Evil learns.
In Psalm 63, David the minstrel king likens himself to Israel, and his sufferings and hope not only take on the form of his nation’s history but also of its sacred architecture.
As sphinxlike cherubim, the Prophets dealt in deathly riddles, but the answers to all their enigmas can be found in the books of Moses.
Paul’s words concerning the return of the Lord were a comfort to the grieving Thessalonians, but they have caused protracted strife among theologians. Perhaps the solution lies in his use of Covenant-literary structure.
The rulers of Jerusalem tested Yahweh and refused to enter into His rest. In Matthew 21-22, Jesus is challenged by the authorities five times. The sixth challenge comes from Jesus, who then pronounces their doom.
The modern practice of dismantling the Bible into a shambles of documents authored in response to disparate historical events rather than viewing it as a unified testimony inspired by God is a surefire way to miss what is actually going on in the text. This failure is compounded by an outright refusal to accept Genesis 1-3 as the foundation for the entire metanarrative.