Tom Finley

Working on a Doctorate: My Personal Story

By Tom Finley Oct. 23, 2014 9:00 a.m. Christian Education, Marriage and Family, Ministry and Leadership, Old Testament

Since students often come to me asking about doctoral work after Talbot, I thought it would be helpful to share my personal experience in obtaining my own doctorate. Perhaps some will find my experience helpful as they prayerfully contemplate whether the Lord is leading them to pursue further studies in a doctoral program.


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Book Review: The Aleppo Codex (by Matti Friedman)

By Tom Finley Nov. 19, 2013 9:00 a.m. Culture, Old Testament, Historical Theology

Is it possible for a true story about an ancient manuscript of the Hebrew Bible to be thrilling

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Why a Commentary?

By Tom Finley Sep. 24, 2013 8:31 a.m. Biblical Exposition, Old Testament

A Bible reader might justifiably ask, “Why would I need a commentary?” Some prefer to read the Bible for themselves so that they won’t be influenced by the opinions of others. They want to learn solely through what the Holy Spirit teaches them, and perhaps they even think to support their desire through Scriptures such as John 16:13 or Jeremiah 31:33–34. Besides the fact that the context won’t support such an interpretation from those passages, there are some good reasons why a commentary can be not only helpful for understanding the Bible but even highly beneficial.

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Thoughts on Ezekiel 38

By Tom Finley Apr. 4, 2012 2:30 p.m. Biblical Exposition, Old Testament

These observations are made independently of any current events taking place in the Middle East. They are offered to clarify from the Hebrew and certain ancient sources some of the issues that modern interpreters are raising from their understanding of Ezekiel 38.

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