Dr. Couch, what is a Midrash?
ANSWER: The word is a Hebrew word, Meed'Rash (Midrash). The word is used only twice in the OT in 2 Chronicles 13:22 and 24:27. The first reference is speaking about Abijah and it says his acts "were written down" in the treatise of the prophet Iddo. The second reference refers to Jehoahaz concerning which his acts "were written down" in the Book of the Kings.
The word is translated as "writing, written" and "to study." A Midrash today is a coming together of scholars to study certain subjects, or to study the Bible.
In January, Scofield Ministries is holding a Midrash for a small group of Bible scholars in order to just let the Spirit of God lead us to explore various important subjects and issues that we need to talk about. We are going to put the steaks on, circle some big puffy chairs, and just interact on the Word of God, and on various urgent matters. We will see then where all of this is going. We need to think, ponder, contemplate, and study where the evangelical church is today, and what does this mean to leaders who are serving the Lord.
This Midrash is by invitation only and will be kept small so that we can have quality personal time together. We may record this so that others may share with the results.
Thanks for asking.
Dr. Mal Couch (12/10)