Lydia and Tabitha in the Bible

Megan Sauter looks at Tabitha, the only woman in the Bible to be called a disciple, and at the very hospitable Lydia, who after converting to Christianity opened her home to Paul and his companions.

Biblical Bread: Baking Like the Ancient Israelites

Dr. Shafer-Elliott wrote for Bible History Daily and shows her fascination with food, which goes beyond watching the food network, surfing Pinterest for new recipes, or serving a meal to her family or guests. Food as a subject boiled-over (pun intended) into her academic research interests, too. she looks at the making of bread and different types of traditional ovens that are still used today in the Middle East.

Virtual Museum Tours

In light of the global pandemic, museums throughout the world have closed their physical doors. Yet rather than pausing their educational mission, many have opened up their collections to be explored and enjoyed digitally. Even if you are confined within your home, you can virtually tour some of the world’s top museums. Visit artsandculture.google.com/partner to […]

Get the Most Out of Your Research Trip: Advice for First-Time Archive Researchers

Biblical scholarship, Biblical criticism with Humanities are branches of knowledge that concern themselves with human beings and their culture or with analytic and critical methods of inquiry derived from an appreciation of human values and of the unique ability of the human spirit to express itself and are concerned to avoid dogma and bias by applying a non-sectarian, reason-based judgment, trying to reconstruct history according to contemporary understanding. Studying aspects of human society and culture, based on historical findings and available documents, using the grammar, structure, development, and relationship of language to identify such characteristics as the Bible’s literary structure, its genre, its context, meaning, authorship, and origins.

Why you should read the Apocrypha

Saint Athanasius of Alexandria. Source: Wikipedia Did you know that Athanasius, Cogent of the Trinity, recommended reading the Apocrypha? In his 39th Festal Letter, after giving us one of the earliest canon lists, he writes the following: “…there are other books besides these not indeed included in the Canon but appointed by the Fathers to […]

Wes Bredenhof on Abraham Kuyper

Going further to look at Abraham Kuyper we must take in consideration the many Bijbelvorsers or Bible researchers who protested in the 12th and 16th century and at the statement of the Reformed faith in 37 articles written by Guido de Brès Confessio Belgica (Belgic Confession) which was being deleted by the General Synod 1905 of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland).

In this article we also review how Wes Bredenhof looks at Kuyper and his evolution of faith.

Does Religion Have Any Place In Culture?

Originally posted on Shield Of Faith:
“There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!” — Abraham Kuyper. In the wake of the?heart?retching?events that occurred in Northern Ireland?regarding the murder of Lyra McKee,?I can’t help being continually haunted…

Lachish in the Bible

Originally posted on Braman's Wanderings:
When I talk to people and let them know that I am going on an archaeological dig, one of the first things they want to know is where will I be digging. When I give Lachish as the answer I usually get confused looks. Even a colleague who grew…

Thinking of Lachish

Originally posted on Braman's Wanderings:
This weekend I have been listening to II Kings while out walking. Of course this means that I have also been thinking of Lachish as it is mentioned several times in the narrative. I have been to Lachish on each of my four trips to Israel, and on two…

The Lachish Latrine

Originally posted on Braman's Wanderings:
This morning while checking the latest posts on Facebook I discovered that Tel Lachish was in the news. I had eagerly been waiting for this news and planned to write a blog post as soon as it was released. However, it came on a busy day for me. I…

Digging in a Temple

Originally posted on Braman's Wanderings:
Today in the news there have been articles about a Canaanite Temple that was found at Lachish in Israel. Below is a link to an article in Arutz Sheva. 3,000-year-old Canaanite temple discovered in southern Israel Several years ago I spent a couple of weeks digging in the temple…

Has Archaeology Buried the Bible?

Overview Bringing the Bible and ancient Israel into a new and brighter light. In the last twenty years, archaeological evidence has dramatically illuminated ancient Israel, particularly its religion. However, instead of proving the truth of the Bible, as an earlier generation had confidently predicted, the new discoveries have forced us to revise much of what […]

Warring Tendencies and Spiritual Airs

A new year has entered our age again. On the first of New year lots of people made promises to those around them. Many are exceptionally excited when going into a new year. Some are even going mad about it. Every New Year people you try to find suitable presents for others and they get […]

The “I am” statement

DOES THE “I AM” STATEMENT OF JESUS IN JOHN 8:58 PROVE THAT HE IS GOD? IS HE THE GOD WHO SPOKE IN EXODUS 3:14? — Bro. Joe Ventilacion 🇮🇹 Defenders of Christ-is-God theology cite John 8:58 as one of their biblical bases in proving their belief that Jesus Christ is God. Let’s take a look […]

Concerning the saying: I and the Father are one

IS CHRIST GOD BECAUSE HE SAID THAT “I AND THE FATHER ARE ONE” IN JOHN 10:30? — Bro. Joe Ventilacion 🇮🇹 There are some people who believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is God because he said in John 10:30 that “I and the Father are one.” Although the verse does not say that Jesus […]

Let Us Trust God’s Heart

To remember God = wonderful in His designs, + excellent in His workings = Overruler > course is all mapped out life has been arranged on best possible principles => you have but to patiently wait trust God’s heart >causes all things to work together for good to those who love God + Preceding Jehovah, […]

Nineteenth and Twentieth Century English: Change and Continuity in the Language.

Originally posted on Andrew James:
Grammarians and Reformers: William Cobbett (1763-35), the self-educated farmer’s son from Farnham in Surrey, who had served in the army in Canada from 1785 to 1791, then returned to England to become a journalist. He began a weekly newspaper, The Political Register, in 1802 as a Tory, but soon became…

The Casualties of War: The Truth about the Iraq Museum

From the old news-box As Baghdad was falling to coalition forces in April 2003, the international media reported that the Iraq Museum had been ransacked and more than 170,000 of the finest antiquities from the very cradle of civilization had been stolen while U.S. forces stood idle. The list of missing objects read like a […]