Genesis 25:1 BDC: Keturah is called Abraham’s wife here, but at 1 Chronicles 1:32, she is referred to as his concubine.

There is no real contradiction here, it just seems that way to the English reader of the Bible. The Hebrew word ishshah means “woman” (literally, a female man) or “wife.” Genesis 25:1 should be understood as “Abraham took another woman, whose name was Keturah.” Therefore, there is no conflict with Genesis 25:6 or 1 Chronicles... Continue Reading →

How Many Christians Convert to Islam? Why?

We are quoting extensively from the Pew Research Center Like Americans in many other religious groups, a substantial share of adults who were raised Muslim no longer identify as members of the faith. But, unlike some other faiths, Islam gains about as many converts as it loses. About a quarter of adults who were raised... Continue Reading →

OTTC GENESIS 4:8: “Let us go out into the field”?

The bracketed clause “let us go over into the field” is not found in the Codex Leningrad B 19A and the Aleppo Codex, nor is it found in the QT Qumran Texts (Dead Sea Scrolls; Scroll 4Q2). However, the reading is included in older Septuagint manuscripts and in SP, SYR, and VG.

Evaluation of the Hebrew Old Testament Texts and Ancient Versions as to Their Usefulness for Textual Criticism

We are quoting extensively from the Old Testament textual scholars Ellis R. Brotzman and Eric J. Tully in their OLD TESTAMENT TEXTUAL CRITICISM: A Practical Introduction from Baker Publishing Group. However, there are a number of paragraphs that were written by Edward D. Andrews. Christian Publishing is beginning a free online Old Testament Textual Commentary.... Continue Reading →

Why Are Fornication and Adultery the Weak Spot of the Christian faith? Over Confidence The newly interested one soon becomes informed of the need to dedicate his life prayerfully to God, and publicly evidence that by baptism. By then, like all Christians, he is well aware that God does not accept fornication or adultery, and that they are very serious sins. (1 Thess. 4:1-3; Heb. 13:4)... Continue Reading →

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