Lecture (all) - Dr John Monson - Physical Theology: The Bible in its Land, Time and Culture

  • Published on Mar 4, 2012
  • The Lecture - Physical Theology: The Bible in its Land, Time and Culture given by Dr John Monson, Professor and Archaeologist on 2/11/12 at the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, TX.
    Physical Theology: The Bible in its Land, Time and Culture
    God has revealed Himself in time, space, and culture. People of faith from biblical times through today seek to live according to His purposes as reflected in the Bible. In this visual presentation Professor Monson will demonstrate how the original context of Scripture- the land, culture, and language- is valuable for understanding both the message of the Bible and its contemporary relevance. The ancient Israelites and Jews in later periods lived off the land and lived out their response to God through the law, the feasts, and the challenges of life in the land. The land was God's testing ground of faith, and as we encounter the "physical theology" expressed in Scripture, we are better equipped to grasp the lessons it has for us today.
    This lecture will be followed by three 8-minute responses from these outstanding scholars:
    Steven Lancaster did his graduate studies at Grace Theological Seminary, the Institute of Holy Land Studies, and the University of Wisconsin on subjects ranging from Biblical Geography to Hebrew and Semitic Studies. He taught Hebrew and Biblical Geography at Jerusalem University College and over the past 28 years, he has participated in six different archaeological excavations. Lancaster studied under Jim Monson, and since 2003, has been a researcher and lecturer with "Biblical Backgrounds, Inc.", a company whose products offer an in-depth and unique way to understand the land of Israel.
    Emanuel Tov's studies range from Biblical and Greek literature at the Hebrew University to Near Eastern Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. He received his Ph.D. from Hebrew University in 1973. Tov specializes in the textual criticism of Hebrew and Greek scripture and the Qumran Scrolls. Since 1986, he has been a professor at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, has written and edited numerous books and articles, and has received numerous awards for his research. Of late, Tov has invested his time and energy in directing the Dead Sea Scrolls Publication Project, a thirty-three volumes series entitled Discoveries in the Judean Desert (1992-2010).
    Mark Lanier studied Biblical Languages at Lipscomb University and earned his law degree from Texas Tech University. In 1990, Lanier started his own firm, which now employs 65 lawyers in four different cities. In addition to practicing law, Lanier writes about the Bible and teaches a weekly Biblical class at Champions Forest Baptist Church with over 700 class members. Over the past two years, Lanier and his wife, Becky, opened the Lanier Theological Library and launched the library's speaker series with notable Biblical scholars.
    For more infomation on the Lanier Theological Library: www.laniertheologicallibrary.org/

Comments • 9

  • Denis Sutherland
    Denis Sutherland 5 months ago

    John 17 : 18 "I also sent them forth into the world and I am sanctifying
    myself in their behalf that they also may be sanctified by means of

  • Matthew Vandeventer

    Wow Dr. John makes a huge mistake! Correlation does not prove causation. "God put these people here in the middle to influence the world", or could it be that these people were in the middle with all these religions around them making it perfect for developing a religion that targets the biases of a human mind.

  • Dr. John Hozvicka DS.C, DD

    new theology: Noah flood was the cause earth first ice age:
    The First Climatic Shift, earth first ice age: 21stcenturymetaphysics.vpweb.com/first-climatic-shift

  • Roland Ramsdale
    Roland Ramsdale 2 years ago +1

    The first hour (approx) is a really excellent lecture/presentation. The invited responses afterward a bit less dynamic, but from people that it was interesting for me to "see" rather than just know their writings or maps.

    • fleetwd1
      fleetwd1  2 years ago +1

      I have the lecture standing alone for those who want to isolate just that portion. I also have the responses separate and the Q&A separate. This video has the whole all together. Yes video helps put faces to the names. thanks for your comment.

  • timnray99
    timnray99 3 years ago

    i find it quite interesting that humanity's march into civilization began with Jericho and the Neolithic period.....

  • Daniel Wesley
    Daniel Wesley 3 years ago +5

    This phenomenal presentation makes so many great points. Foundationally, it's a challenge to western theology to reconsider how we exegete the scriptures - our exegesis should be so much more than merely analyzing a collection of words and grammar on paper. This has profound implications for all believers, whether Catholic, Orthodox, Calvinist, or anywhere in between.

    • timnray99
      timnray99 3 years ago +1

      +Daniel Wesley i once brought this up in a book club that to read a novel and study it was not enough, we had to inject our curiosity to the time we were studying, this went over like a lead balloon. understanding a novel, such as Balzac, one must understand not only the society of France but other aspects such as foreign reactions to that society....otherwise we walk away with just a love story

  • Misty Marie
    Misty Marie 6 years ago

    Excellent presentation. I pray I will one day be able to visit the land & walk with God through his word & His Story, His people and the wonderful prophets he chose to Explain his life messages. and to Give him Honour and thanks giving on his land. I wish I was 20+ years younger as I have so much I want to learn from God, His History and walking with him today, I fear I have missed out on so much, and will never learn enough to Glorify him fully in my life.. May he always be exalted in our World