What does an oreo cookie have to do with the study of ancient literature, including the Bible? Dr. Jim Coakley joins Ken and Deb Friday to explain how certain passages use what is called chiastic structure and how knowing this can help us to glean the main point of the passage. Whether you lick out the gooey white center first or eat the whole oreo at once, you’ll get a fresh view of the accounts in scripture using this study tool!
Catch up on today's Mid-Morning Show Coffee Break!
We're talking about bucket lists among other things!
Dr. Jim Coakley has taught for sixteen years as professor of Bible at Moody Theological Seminary specializing in Old Testament and Biblical Languages. Prior to Moody he was involved in pastoral ministry for thirteen years. He has traveled to Israel multiple times as a tour leader and has also toured throughout Turkey. Jim is married to Gayle and they have two grown children and two grandchildren. He was a contributor to the Moody Bible Commentary and is working on a second doctoral degree through the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. He also has a special interest in how the use of technology intersects with Biblical studies and has written articles and spoken at conferences on that topic.