Deeper Bible study is no guarantee that spiritual maturity will result but a lack thereof is a guarantee that spiritual immaturity will result. Having a basic knowledge of how to study the Bible and how to correctly interpret the Bible is no guarantee that you will arrive at the correct interpretation but a lack thereof is a guarantee that you will never discover what the Bible authors meant by the words that they used. Having a basic knowledge of Christian apologetics is no guarantee that ...
Benjamin Kennicott (4 April 1718 – 18 September 1783) was an English churchman and Hebrew scholar. Kennicott was born at Totnes, Devon. He succeeded his father as master of a charity school, but the generosity of some friends enabled him to go to Wadham College, Oxford, in 1744, and he distinguished himself in Hebrew and divinity. While an undergraduate he published two dissertations, On the Tree... Continue Reading →
The Biblical Advantages of Forgiveness Psalm 86:5 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 5 For you, Jehovah, are good and forgiving, abounding in loving-kindness love to all who call upon you. Most fittingly, Christians are repeatedly admonished throughout Scripture to show kindness. We need to be ready to forgive. Ephesians 4:32 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)... Continue Reading →
There is a commonality that exists between these three groups of people when it comes to the Bible. All of them appreciate the Bible in their own way; however, all three have issues with one specific aspect of the Bible. For both the Hebrew Old Testament and Greek New Testament there are three periods of... Continue Reading →
Muḥammad ibn Al-Ḥasan al-Mahdī (Arabic: مُـحَـمَّـد ابْـن ٱلْـحَـسَـن ٱلْـمَـهْـدِي), also known as Imām Zamān (امام زمان), is believed by Shia Twelver Muslims to be the Mahdī, an eschatological redeemer of Islam and ultimate savior of humankind and the final Imām of the Twelve Imams who will emerge with Isa (Jesus Christ) in order to fulfill their mission of bringing peace and justice to the world. Twelver Shī‘ites believe that al-Mahdī was born in... Continue Reading →
“Where art thou?”—Gen. 3:9 My subject is the first question that God ever asked of man. You will find that question in Gen. 3:9, “Where art thou?” God asked the question of Adam. Adam had sinned, and on the evening of that awful day of the first sin, the voice of God in its majesty... Continue Reading →
If we are to run with patience the race that is set before us, we must always keep looking unto Jesus (Heb. 12:1–3). One of the simplest and yet one of the mightiest secrets of abiding joy and victory is to never lose sight of Jesus. First of all we must keep looking at Jesus... Continue Reading →
The first rabbinic Bible—i.e., the Hebrew text furnished with full vowel points and accents, accompanied by the Aramaic Targums and the major medieval Jewish commentaries—was edited by Felix Pratensis and published by Daniel Bomberg (Venice, 1516/17). The second edition, edited by Jacob ben Hayyim ibn Adonijah and issued by Bomberg in four volumes (Venice, 1524/25), became the prototype of future Hebrew Bibles down to the 20th century.
Johann Jakob Griesbach (1745 – 1812), German biblical textual critic, was born at Butzbach, a small town in the state of Hesse-Darmstadt, where his father, Konrad Kaspar (1705–1777), was pastor. Griesbach's fame rests upon his work in New Testament criticism, in which he inaugurated a new epoch. His solution to the synoptic problem bears his name, but the Griesbach hypothesis has been modernly referred to... Continue Reading →
Shibah is a well that the servants of Isaac dug, or dug again, at Beersheba. That same day the well-produced water and Isaac called its name Shibah, which means “Oath or Seven” and refers to an oath or statement confirmed by seven. (Gen 26:31-33) It seems that Isaac used the name “Shibah” (Shebah), to preserve... Continue Reading →