The book of Enoch is non-Biblical and pseudepigraphical (what we have today is not written by Enoch). The oldest portions of the text are estimated to date from about 300 B.C.E. The book of Jude was penned by Jesus’ half-brother some 365 years later in about 65 C.E., written in Palestine. The Book of Enoch:... Continue Reading →
Some have argued that it was the versions that changed the reading from “Therefore whoever kills Cain.” so that it reads “Not so! Whoever kills Cain” in order to make a stronger contrast to Cain’s words in verse 14.
1 Peter 3:15 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 15 but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being prepared to make a defense [Gr. apologia] to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect; ALWAYS BEING PREPARED TO MAKE DEFENSE TO... Continue Reading →
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 →
The records, which we possess up to this point, are, as we have seen, comparatively full. But with the settlement at Nazareth, after the return from Egypt, our information comes to a sudden stop, and over the rest of the life of Jesus, till His public ministry begins, a thick covering is drawn, which is... Continue Reading →
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 →
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.
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 →
https://www.amazon.com/ADULTERY-Biblical-Pitfalls-Sexual-Immorality/dp/1949586804/ 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 →
“The Old Testament in Hebrew (which was the native language of the people of God of old), and the New Testament in Greek (which, at the time of the writing of it, was most generally known to the nations), being immediately inspired by God, and, by His singular care and providence, kept pure in all... Continue Reading →