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April 2019

Where Did Matthew 23:14 Go?

This verse was taken from Mark 12:40 or Luke 20:47 and inserted before verse 13 of Matthew Chapter 24 in the Majority Text (W 0102 0107 it syrh,p) but after verse 13 in the Textus Receptus (f13 it syrc). Continue Reading →

Where Did Matthew 18:11 Go?

The earliest and most trusted two manuscripts (א B) do not include variant 1 or variant 2. Also excluding these variants is L* Θ* f1, 33 ite syrs copsa Origen as well. Continue Reading →

Captivity in Babylon to Rebuilding of Jerusalem’s Walls

BABYLONIANS bab-i-lo'-ni-anz: The inhabitants of BABYLONIA (which see). They were among the colonists planted in Samaria by the Assyrians (Ezra 4:9). "The likeness of the Babylonians in Chaldea" (Eze 23:15) refers to the pictures which were common on the walls... Continue Reading →

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Tuesday, April 23, 2019

IT WAS COUNTED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS James 2:23-24 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness,”[1] and he was called a friend of God. 24 You see that... Continue Reading →

Ancient Scribes and the Word of God

The 39 books of the Hebrew Scriptures by some 33+ authors running from Genesis to Malachi were completed about 440 BCE.[1] After the seventy years of exile in Babylon, there was a school of copyists or scribes (Sopherim) that were... Continue Reading →

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Monday, April 22, 2019

FAITH PRODUCES GOOD WORKS James 2:22 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 22 You see that faith was working together with his works, and by the works the faith was perfected;[20] James is calling his believer’s attention to Abraham’s faith stating you see that... Continue Reading →

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Sunday, April 21, 2019

JUSTIFIED BY WORKS? James 2:21 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? Was not Abraham our father (2:21a) James here now does something very significant... Continue Reading →

Do We Really Need the Original Bible Manuscripts?

Between 3,500 years ago and 2,460 years ago some 32+ authors penned 39 books in the Middle East, compiling a history of the world from its creation, to the flood of Noah, the confusing of the languages at Babylon, Abraham... Continue Reading →

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Saturday, April 20, 2019

DEEPENING OUR KNOWLEDGE Philippians 1:9 Updated American Standard Version UASV) 9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in accurate knowledge[5] and all discernment;[6] It only stands to reason that our first task is to draw close to God by getting... Continue Reading →

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