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February 2019

HEBREW TEXT: How Were the Inspired Books of the Hebrew Old Testament Preserved from Moses Down to Ezra’s Day?

Ezra was an inspired scribe/copyist/Bible author about 467-537 B.C.E But how were the inspired writings preserved down to Ezra’s day? There is no way of knowing with absolute certainty just how they were preserved, What we do know is that... Continue Reading →


HEBREW TEXT: Scribal Errors in the Text

The Hebrew text of the Old Testament in no way resembles a text of one of the classics which is obtained by collating many manuscripts and eliminating all errors as far as possible. It is to all intents and purposes... Continue Reading →

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Thursday, February 28, 2019

Keeping the Christian Mind Renewed Romans 7:14-25 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 14 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. 15 For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not... Continue Reading →

HEBREW TEXT: The Hebrew Texts

The Sopherim The Sopherim (scribes) were copyist from the days of Ezra down to the time of Jesus. While they were very serious about their task as a copyist, they did take liberties in making textual changes at times. Whether... Continue Reading →

HEBREW TEXT: Earliest Translated Versions

Versions are translations of the Bible from Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek into other languages (or Hebrew into Greek). Translation work has made the Word of God accessible to billions of persons, who are incapable of understanding the original Biblical languages.... Continue Reading →

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Wednesday, February 27, 2019

We Should Ponder God’s Word Day and Night Joshua 1:7-9 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 7 Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the... Continue Reading →

HEBREW TEXT: The Hebrew Language

Hebrew is the language in which the thirty-nine inspired books of the Old Testament were penned, apart from the Aramaic sections in Ezra 4:8–6:18; 7:12–26; Dan. 2:4b–7:28; Jer. 10:11, as well as a few other words and phrases from Aramaic... Continue Reading →

HEBREW TEXT: Early Period of Manuscript Copying

In the days of Ezra and beyond, there would have been an increasing need for copying the Old Testament manuscripts. As you may recall from your personal Bible study, the Babylonians took the Jews into captivity for seventy years. Most... Continue Reading →

The Old Testament Text

The Old Testament, the inspired Word of God, how was it copied, maintained as to the textual reliability, and handed down throughout the past three thousand years? It should be appreciated that what we possess today is nothing short of... Continue Reading →

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