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  • Lesson 4 for the week of January 15 to January 22

Jesus, Our Faithful Brother

Relevant Verses: Hebrews 2,4 Leading Question: Does Hebrews 4 support the Sabbath or undermine it? Hebrews 4 is a compact, closely argued chapter that focuses on Sabbath rest. But before we look at the text of…Read more
  • Lesson 3 for the week of January 8 to January 15

Jesus the Promised Son

Relevant Verses: Hebrews 1, 3 Leading Question: What makes Jesus, the promised Son, better than Moses? Comment: Since the whole quarter’s study focuses on Jesus the “better” revelation, it is no surprise that this lesson…Read more
  • Lesson 1 for the week of December 25 to January 1

The Letter to Hebrews and to Us

Relevant Verses: Hebrews 1 Leading Question: Is the revelation of God in Jesus Christ better than all previous revelations? Note: A resource I have found very helpful in preparing this study guide has been William Johnsson’s…Read more
  • Lesson 12 for the week of December 11 to December 18

Deuteronomy in the New Testament

Relevant Verses: Matt 4:1–11; Deut 8:3 Theme: The Importance of Deuteronomy for Jesus Leading Question: Is the law still important even for Christ? There are about 60 references to the book of Deuteronomy in the…Read more
  • Lesson 11 for the week of December 4 to December 11

Deuteronomy in The Later Writing

Relevant Verses: 2 Kings 22; Jer 7:1–7; 29:13; Dan 9:1–19 Theme: The Importance of Deuteronomy for the Prophets Leading Question: Why is a book of law book important? Scott Redd, Bible scholar and president of…Read more
  • Lesson 9 for the week of November 20 to November 27

Turn Their Hearts

Relevant Verses: Deut 4:25–31; 5:22–29; 30:1–10 Theme: Repentance Leading Question: Why is it not good enough to say sorry? Deuteronomy 30 brings Moses’ third speech to the Israelites to a climactic end. After placing blessings…Read more
  • Lesson 6 for the week of October 30 to November 6

For What Nation Is There So Great?

Relevant Verses: Deuteronomy 4:1–9, 32–39 Theme: From Small to Great Leading Question: Should Adventists be special? According to Deut 4:1–9, Moses was convinced that something had happened to the people of Israel, something of world-transforming…Read more

Hosts

Mathilde Frey

Professor of Hebrew Bible, Old Testament
(BA, Seminar Marienhoehe, Darmstadt, Germany; PhD, Andrews University) Mathilde Frey comes to Walla Walla University with a European background. She grew up in communist Romania where she attended elementary and high school, and graduated with the Baccalaureate. In 1984, she immigrated to West Germany, studied Theology in Austria and Germany, and served as a pastor in the South German Conference for five years. In 2003, she moved to Berrien Springs, Michigan, and earned a PhD in Old Testament from Andrews University. Her dissertation is titled, The Sabbath in the Pentateuch: An Exegetical and Theological Study.

Jody Washburn

Associate Professor of Hebrew and Biblical Studies
[Education] PhD – Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA, 2016 -- MA – Religion—Old Testament, Andrews University, 2010 -- MA – Religion—Religious Education, Andrews University, 2010 -- BA – Theology, Walla Walla University, 2005 [Teaching Areas] Hebrew Language, Biblical Studies, Levantine Archaeology, Christian Theology. [Research/Interests] Interdisciplinary study of ancient tombs and inscriptions. Intersections between psychological science and theology, particularly in the area of compassion and spirituality. Creative pedagogy, particularly in the areas of Bible and archaeology. Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible.

Alden Thompson

Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Walla Walla University
Alden Thompson is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Walla Walla University. He has been a faculty member at WWC since 1970. From 1972 to 1974, he was on college-sponsored doctoral study leave at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. In 1980-81 he was an exchange teacher at Marienhöhe Seminary in Darmstadt, Germany. After serving as WWC academic vice president for four years (1986-90), he returned to full-time teaching in the School of Theology. He retired in 2009, but continued to teach part time until he fully retired on June 30, 2020.

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