Spoken in the name of Jehovah God for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience

With the month of March, we come to days that we can greet Spring, but also to days that we remember the prophet of God, who came to suffer a lot. Already early, at the beginning of mankind, a first prophecy was given, that he would come into the world and would get wounded for […]

NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible Notes

Presenting a book that explains the difficult figures of speech and the images and the customs in the text of the Bible in a fresh, new way to understand what the text of the Bible is really addressing.

The Prophets Inquire into and Testify About Salvation

From the books of prophets we should come to see who the promised Messiah is and from the Messianic Scriptures we can learn further how we can be sure of setting the promised salvation into a joyful peaceful life for ever.

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 Law Covenant 1 Messenger and Mediator Moses

In the previous article you could read that some arrangements had to be made, so that the promise to Abraham might become effective . It is at that point where enters the Law Covenant, proposing to prepare the ”Seed” for the great work. That this was one of the purposes of the Law Covenant is […]

The Crown of Aleppo and missing pages

Masoretes in Tiberias, Israel, around 930 C.E. took care that the Words of the Most High were written down for posterity. Their work is considered to present the most authoritative copy of the Hebrew Bible. While the Dead Sea Scrolls — which are a thousand years older than the Aleppo Codex — contain books from […]

Museum of the Bible in Washington DC

How far may a person or a group go to create a Museum for the Bible? When looking at the present world of Christians we can see that from the United States of America there are lots of very fundamental Christians who think they may do everything to spread the Gospel News. To get a […]

Lost gospels or apocryphal writings

Lots of people saying Jesus did not exist forget that about that man there are written many more books and there can be found much more proofs of his existence, from his own time then about other people. There are classical or Greco-Roman, Jewish and Christian scriptures talking about events around that Nazarene Jewish master teacher, […]

2018 Septuagint Summer School in Salzburg

2-6 July 2018 – with Kristin De Troyer The Hebrew and Greek Texts of Joshua With the Salzburg Seniors ́ Seminar on Hebrew and Greek Manuscripts,Texts and Contexts by William Horbury (Cambridge), Günther Stemberger (Vienna), Johann Maier (Cologne), Andrew Macintosh (Cambridge), Stefan Reif (Cambridge) and Tessa Rajak (Oxford)   If you are a graduate student […]

Was there a “Septuagint Canon”?

In biblical and theological instruction and writing, it is common to refer to “the LXX” or “the Septuagint.” Old Testament / Hebrew Bible scholars refer to the LXX as the oldest translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, and scholars in New Testament and early Christian studies refer to the Septuagint as the text which the New […]

Dead Sea Scrolls on display in Denver

For those who are not able to travel to the the Middle East, living in the United States of America, there may be their chance to see a selection of Dead Sea Scrolls which are on display at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in Denver, Colorado, from March 16 to September 3, 2018. […]

Apocrypha composed and transmitted throughout Christian history

We do have some works in which by some are considered part of biblical literature whilst others consider them as works outside an accepted canon of scripture. Those many writings form a body of esoteric writings that were at first prized, later tolerated, and finally excluded. In its broadest sense apocrypha has come to mean […]

The Word itself should be enough reason to believe

When we have a weakness for our Creator we do not mind to devote a lot of our time to the research and contemplation of truth. It is our urge to find the truth that makes us working hard to come to know what is all behind the history that made up to so many […]

Marketing the Bible:  affiliative groups and special-purpose editions

Originally posted on Earnestly Speaking:
I think it had been more than 15 years since I perused a CBD (Christian book Distributors) catalog, and the number of pages devoted to Bibles has probably doubled since that time.  Among the new offerings are study Bibles published with notes by famous folks.  In addition to the emphases…

Brian Simmons and The Passion Translation Deception

Originally posted on Kingdom Files:
The Passion Translation (paraphrase) and the ministry of Brian Simmons is a fine example of what is wrong with a portion of the charismatic church.  Leaders and teachers within the “ movement” that embrace preterism and Kingdom Now/Dominionism or Seven Mountain Mandate (or whatever branch of NAR beliefs are popular…

A new bible translation from the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) group

The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) believes that we are in the “end times harvest” and as you could read in the previous articles, that dominionist movement asserts that God is restoring the lost offices of church governance, namely the offices of Prophet and Apostle, having present day apostles who support a new period and the […]

1841 English Hexapla Parallel New Testament Facsimile Reproduction

The English Hexapla (pronounced “HEX-UH-PLA”) is our the world’s largest dealer of rare and antique Bibles popular facsimile reproduction because it gives you all six of the most important ancient English translations of the scriptures in easy-to-compare parallel columns, with the original Greek at the top, and a 160-page detailed preface telling the story of […]

Bible truth or scientists truth

When looking at the history of mankind we may not forget that the human mind has always looked for ways to tell what happened in the past. It was not always necessary to give exactly every detail. Often myths, legends, saga, tall tale or folk tales brought ideas of past periods and gave an impression how people […]

Bible or Archaeology telling the truth

For centuries lots of people had difficulties with what the scientist say and with what is written in the Bible. Lots of people do think they are not compatible. Several people are convinced that the Bible is just a collection of meaningless stories or of quirky insanity stories. You may wonder if the Hebrew Bible […]