This week, for your discussion, I would like you to think about the historical foundations of intelligence, and in particular about the ways in which we encounter themes of intelligence in the Bible. (Trust me – They’re there!)
I would like you to begin by reading these two sets of verses – one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament.
Old Testament Questions: Joshua Chapter 2; Joshua 6:25
New Testament Questions: Matthew 26: 14-25; 26: 45-54
Think about the story of Judas cooperating with the Roman authorities to furnish intelligence about Jesus and His ministry. Please respond to the following questions:
- How does thinking about Judas as an agent of Roman intelligence change your understanding of this set of verses? Was he acting out of merely a desire for money or was he somehow coopted for ideological reasons? How does it change your understanding of Judas’ decision to betray Christ and the early church?
Discussion board parameters: These initial posts must be no less than 350 words and no longer than 500 words.