When Perversion Was Replaced By Proper Order

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon No matter when we date the composition of the Book of Ruth, it was certainly not part of the canonical Scriptures until fairly late. We know this because its Hebrew text is found in the third section of the TaNaK. It is very likely that the Septuagint translators moved it […]

Haggling with the Almighty

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon As types of Christ our Intercessor with the Father, the Old Testament speaks of several men who were efficacious in intercession. Three of these are Abraham, Moses, and Job. In the case of Abraham, God affirmed his standing as an intercessor when He told the offending Abimelech that Abraham “will […]

“Abraham, Interpret the Stars…”

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Bible-readers do not have to advance very far into the text before they find the Lord’s invitation and promise to Abraham: “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them. . . .So shall your descendants be” (Genesis 15:5). Now most of us would […]