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 […]

Israel’s Interest In The Mind of the Prophets

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon It is easy to detect, over the course of biblical history, significant changes in Israel’s interest in the prophets. The most significant change, I suppose, comes with the emergence of literary prophecy in the eighth century. In the previous century Israel’s interest in the prophets was especially expressed in narrative […]