About Me

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This blog is a teaching and publishing ministry of the
Disciples Global Network. The focus is on the gift of the Spirit, the "promise of the Father," and its gifts and ministry in the church. The outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost marked the commencement of the "last days," according to Peter in the book of Acts - [Photo by Jade Lee on Unsplash].

The interpretive approach employed here is twofold. First, to focus on the original literary and historical contexts of each passage examined. To whom did the author write and why? What were the historical circumstances that prompted it? Who were its recipients?

Second, to give full consideration to all citations and verbal allusions from the Hebrew Bible or the Greek Septuagint version of the Old Testament, and especially to how the New Testament authors applied it.

I am educated in the history, language, and transmission of the Bible. I have been a student of the Bible since 1971 and earned a bachelor's degree in theology from the Pacific School of Theology (Seattle, Washington, USA). Currently, I reside in the city of Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island in the state of Washington.

All my posts are provided free of charge. None are copyrighted. Anyone may copy and distribute any article or part thereof as he or she sees fit. If you have questions, comments, or have interest in supporting this effort, please email me at bear7755@gmail.com.

~ David R. Maas, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, June 2022.

Lighthouse in storm - Photo by L.Filipe C.Sousa on Unsplash
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