SAUL: The First King of Israel

Early History The name Saul is usually regarded as simply the passive participle of the verb "to ask," and so meaning "asked" (compare 1Sa 8:4 ff), but the gentilic adjective sha'uli (Nu 26:13) would point to its having also an intensive connotation, "the one asked importunately," or perhaps, "the one asking insistently," "the beggar." Genealogy Saul was... Continue Reading →

Can Our Bible Translations Be Trusted?

Even though there has been a serious decline in Christianity over the past 70 years, the Bible is still the bestselling book throughout the world. In fact, it seems that since 1960 there have been dozens of new translations over the years.

THE CULTURE WAR: The Cultural Revolution

The 1700s and 1800s were the era of bloody revolutions. Its subtler Socialist version appeared in the 1900s – the post-war social revolution. The latter was to succeed immensely in demolishing the social fabric of the West from the 1960s onwards and ended up being an illiberal and intolerant force of change. The Frankfurt School:... Continue Reading →

Clash of Culture Christianity vs. Rome

First Century AD Christianity found itself at odds with the culture, which dominated the Roman Empire at the time.  Just as the Jewish Maccabees rejected the Greek culture two centuries before, so did the early Christians who would not pay homage to other gods or to the Roman Emperor. This brought about a clash of... Continue Reading →

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