This page features some of our articles on the Old Testament. Essays are ordered by range of Biblical books.
Was the creation account stolen from pagan myth? -- Which came first, Genesis or Enuma Elish?
The logistics of the Exodus -- answering questions of how all those people managed to do things like eat, clean themselves, etc., plus a look at whether the population figures are excessive.
On Biblical genealogies -- examines the nature and purpose of genealogies in the Biblical world and explains problems with them.
Essays on the JEDP theory -- the JEDP theory holds that the Pentateuch was composed by 4 different authors at different times. These essays examine that theory.
Was Onan treated unfairly? -- was it right for God to kill this man?
Was God unfair to the Egyptians? [Off Site] -- did God kill a lot of innocent people?
The role of the law -- what is the nature and purpose of the OT law, and how does it relate to Christians today?
Was God unfair to the Midianites? [Off Site] -- on incidents in Numbers
Was God unfair to the Canaanites? [Off Site] -- on incidents in Numbers as well as Joshua
The History Books
The evidence for Jericho -- did this city really fall to the Israelites?
Was God unfair to the Amalekites? [Off Site] -- on incidents in First Samuel
The authenticity of Esther -- a historical defense of this book
Did Jephthah really kill his daughter? -- on this incident in Judges
Why doesn't the OT mention doctrines like hell? -- doesn't it seem odd that some things we believe in are not mentioned in the OT?
Does the Bible teach that the Earth is flat? -- a look at this and other questions of Biblical cosmology.
What about the "lost tribes"? -- are the lost tribes of Israel really lost?
How was the OT canon formed? -- who put together the collection of books, and how?
Is Satan's "biography" found in Ezekiel and Isaiah? -- do these passages really refer to Satan, or just to someone else?
Bibliography of recommended resources