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May 2017

Genesis 10:15-16 Were the “Amurru” the Amorites of the Bible?

Amorites. “Semitic people found throughout the Fertile Crescent of the Near East at the beginning of the second millennium B.C. Amorites are first mentioned in the Bible as descendants of Canaan in a list of ancient peoples (Gen. 10:16; cf. 1 Chron. 1:13–16). Some... Continue Reading →


Genesis 10:5, 20, and 31 BDC: indicates that there were many languages, while 11:1 says one language.” Why?

This is talking about two different time periods. In the earlier of the two, the tribes of Ham, Shem, and Japheth all spoke the same language. Later, the people rebelled against Jehovah’s explicit command to spread out and fill the... Continue Reading →

Genesis 9:3 BDC: Did God permit the eating of meat or only plants?

After the creation of Adam, God had informed him “And God went on to say, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its... Continue Reading →

Genesis 8:21 BDC: God had herein promised to never destroy the world again, did he change his mind?

At 2 Peter 3:10 we are told: “the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up." There are... Continue Reading →

The Holy Spirit and the World

Edward D. Andrews Hitherto we have been treating the Holy Spirit in terms of the past, but now we come to the present tense. Is the Holy Spirit a power in the present age? If so, what kind of a... Continue Reading →

The Holy Spirit and the Apostolic Church

Edward D. Andrews That the Holy Spirit sustained a relation to the apostolic church that it does not sustain to the church of today is clearly evident to the student of the Word of God. The church of the apostolic... Continue Reading →

The Holy Spirit and the Apostles

Edward D. Andrews In interpreting Scripture, attention should be paid not only to the speaker and his message but also to the parties addressed. Some passages are universal in their application, others that are national, and still others that are... Continue Reading →

The Holy Spirit and Jesus

  Edward D. Andrews The relation sustained by the Holy Spirit to Jesus Christ is a twofold one. First: He predicted by the holy prophets the great facts in the life of the coming one. Second: He associated himself with... Continue Reading →

The Holy Spirit in the First Century and Today

Edward D. Andrews Acts 4:31 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of... Continue Reading →

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