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The Creation of Eve

Speculum humanae salvationis (‘Krumlovský sborník’), Bohemia ca. 1420 (Praha, Knihovna Národního muzea, III B 10, fol. 2r)

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The Best Version of the Bible

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‘Discoveries’ – An Observation

Whenever someone ‘discovers’ a new ‘meaning’ of an ancient concept it behooves us all to be skeptical.  Why?  Well first of all, the very nature of scholarship is skepticism.  It accepts nothing at face value but requires good substantial evidence. … Continue reading

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The Earliest Known Draft of the King James Bible

Cambridge University Library has a gem of a post. It is rare that archival research makes the national news.  Jeffrey Alan Miller’s identification of a draft of a portion of the King James Bible hit the headlines in October 2015: … Continue reading

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Encountering Scripture: A Confession / Observation

Whenever I read the Bible I feel like Jacob wrestling the Angel.  It won’t let me go till it leaves a permanent wound.

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On This Day in 1611

The King James Version of the Bible was published in Britain.  And no, the one you carry around with you that says KJV on the spine isn’t the same at all!  If your Bible doesn’t look like this, you don’t … Continue reading

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The ‘National Day of Prayer’ Is, By and Large, A Farce

It reminds me of the words of God through Jeremiah- “You steal. You murder. You commit adultery. You lie when you swear on oath. You sacrifice to the god Baal. You pay allegiance to other gods whom you have not … Continue reading

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More Info From the Greek New Testament Project at Tyndale House, Cambridge

Lots of ink has been spilled and many pixels been lit up on the question of what we mean when we say ‘the text of the New Testament’. Is the only thing we are left with ‘texts of the NT’, … Continue reading

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For Those With Ears to Hear

The word that came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying, ‘Stand at the gate of the Temple of Yahweh and there proclaim this message. Say, “Listen to the word of Yahweh, all you of Judah who come in by these gates … Continue reading

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Luther: On Love of the Bible- Or, How a Theologian is Made

Once when he was a young man he [Martin Luther] happened upon a Bible. In it he read by chance the story about Samuel’s mother in the Books of the Kings. The book pleased him immensely, and he thought that … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Like a cart overloaded with sheaves I shall crush you where you stand (Amos 2:13)

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Sometimes It’s Too Late

Yahweh said to me, ‘Even if Moses and Samuel pleaded before me, I could not sympathise with this people! Drive them out of my sight; away with them! And if they ask you, “Where shall we go?” tell them this, … Continue reading

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Why Does Jeremiah’s Message Sound So Contemporary?

Who will find me a wayfarer’s shelter in the desert, for me to quit my people, and leave them far behind? For all of them are adulterers, a conspiracy of traitors. They bend their tongues like a bow; not truth … Continue reading

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A Very Useful Post From Logos: Comparing Hebrew and Greek Texts

This week’s post is centered on the following question I received from a Logos user: I’m hoping you can help me with a frequent task: finding which Greek words (LXX) are used to translate a particular word in the Hebrew text. … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

For a short time yet you must bear all sorts of trials (1 Pet. 1:6).

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It Was True In Amos’s Day And It’s True Today

They hate the one who rebukes in the gate, And they abhor the one who speaks uprightly. Therefore, because you tread down the poor And take grain taxes from him, Though you have built houses of hewn stone, Yet you … Continue reading

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Get The Commentary That Even a Lawyer Loves!

The ‘Person in the Pew’ commentary series is the only series of Commentaries written by a single person on the entire Bible and aimed at layfolk in modern history. The books can be obtained now only in PDF format from yours truly for … Continue reading

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‘And He Descended into Hell’…

So says the Creed.  But is the Creedal statement Scriptural? Here’s what Scripture says- ἐν ᾧ καὶ τοῖς ἐν φυλακῇ πνεύμασιν πορευθεὶς ἐκήρυξεν (1 Pet. 3:19) Accordingly, the creed is wrong on this point. Scripture says nothing about a descent … Continue reading

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Simon Gathercole of Cambridge Eviscerates the ‘Jesus Mythicists’

Nice job, Simon.

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The Seven Things God Literally Hates

There are six things that Yahweh hates, seven that he abhors: a haughty look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that weaves wicked plots, feet that hurry to do evil, a false witness who lies with … Continue reading

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