Bible index

Use this page to search for posts that deal at some length with particular Bible passages. New Testament books are listed first. Currently it’s not possible to exclude books from the list that have no references, so occasionally you may come up with nothing.
Matthew
1:20-23 The birth announcement 21 Apr 2007
1:20 The Holy Spirit 1: Conceived by the Holy Spirit 16 Feb 2012
1:20-21 He will save his people from their sins 21 Apr 2007
1:20 More on the virgin conception 23 Feb 2012
1:22-23 They will call his name Immanuel 21 Apr 2007
1:23 Theological hermeneutics and the meaning of “Immanuel” 29 Apr 2016
1:23 Some dull but seasonal reflections on the historical context for the fulfilment of the Immanuel prophecy 21 Dec 2012
1:23 The conception of Jesus, Trinity, and the search for an appropriate metaphysics: it’s nearly Christmas, after all 18 Dec 2012
1:23 Are Immanuel and Wonderful-Counselor-Mighty-God-Everlasting-Father-Prince-of-Peace the same person? 20 Dec 2012
2:15 The conception of Jesus, Trinity, and the search for an appropriate metaphysics: it’s nearly Christmas, after all 18 Dec 2012
2:15 Out of Egypt I called my son: the rabbit in the hat trick 24 Jun 2011
3:7 John the Baptist and the wrath to come 13 Oct 2016
3:9 Did Jesus believe that Gentiles would be included in the renewed people of God? 17 Oct 2017
3:11-12 The Holy Spirit 2: He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire 19 Feb 2012
3:16-17 The Holy Spirit 3: This is my beloved Son 21 Feb 2012
3:17 Was Jesus an adopted Son? 7 Jun 2017
4:8 Origen, Jesus, and the kingdoms of the world (in narrative-historical perspective) 6 Jun 2014
5:1-12 Blessed are the narrative-historical interpreters: preaching the Beatitudes 23 May 2016
5:1-12 The beatitudes 23 Apr 2007
5:3-11 The community of the Beatitudes and the restoration of creation 24 Oct 2010
5:4 Blessed are those who mourn in Western Europe 26 Jun 2018
5:5 The meek shall inherit the land: an exercise in hermeneutical restraint 11 Mar 2014
5:5 As Scot McKnight says, the meek ought to have inherited the land 21 Oct 2016
5:13 The salt of the earth 12 Jun 2007
5:14-16 The light of the world 13 Jun 2007
5:17-30 Justice, justification, Jesus, Jerusalem, and the hell of fire 27 Sep 2016
5:17-18 I came not to invalidate the Law or the Prophets but to fulfil 3 Nov 2007
5:19 In what sense are we "bound to what the New Testament teaches"? 12 Jul 2012
5:21-22 Why would being rude to someone get you thrown into the hell of fire? 26 Nov 2019
5:43-44 No, not that undomesticated Jesus, the other one 31 May 2022