The Hebrew has the reading “she lifted up her voice and wept” in verse 16 of chapter 21. On the other hand, the Greek Septuagint (LXX) has “and the child cried aloud and wept” (referring to Ishmael) in verse 16 of chapter 21.
A great question was recently asked on our New Testament Textual Criticism Facebook group. "James D.G. Dunn says 90-95% of the findings of Oxyrhynchus have never been edited or opened and lives in the basement of the British Museum. Forgive my amateur knowledge but, is there a particular reason why it's not been looked at?... Continue Reading →
Matthew 7:6 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 6 “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
You are urged to faithfulness and prudence, always recognize that there are some who will never listen. It can be very unwise to try and teach the beneficial truths of God’s Word to someone who has utter contempt for you and the truth you are trying to share, for he will only ridicule your efforts.
We will consider all of the primary verses that address the subjection and submission of the wife to her husband. This article will be for the conservative, Bible-believing wife, as it will be exactly what the authors meant by the words that they used. We will deal with the original language Greek words so that... Continue Reading →
The Convincing Evidence [CE] are two of the earliest manuscripts that are very weighty (P46 B) as well as Clement MSSaccording to Jerome, which indicates that this is an even higher-level proof that the reading (γυναῖκες τοῖς ἰδίοις ἀνδράσιν “wives to your own husbands”) could have been original in that it is enough to accept it as
The Hebrew has the reading “mocking/laughing” in verse 9 of chapter 21. On the other hand, the Greek Septuagint (LXX) and the Latin Vulgate (VG) have added “her son Isaac” in verse 9 of chapter 21.
Egypt played a significant role in early Christianity. Not only was there a longstanding Jewish population in Egypt but early Christianity saw a significant number of Christians as well. Moreover, a family of Greek New Testament manuscripts came from Egypt as well, known as the Alexandrian family. These are the earliest known manuscripts and the... Continue Reading →
The antiquity of the Scriptures argues against their completeness. The compilation of the Bible was completed more than eighteen centuries ago, while the greater part of the world was yet uncivilized. Since John added the capstone to the Temple of God’s Truth there have been many wonderful discoveries and inventions, yet there have been no... Continue Reading →
There is a grim, ongoing culture war between mainly two forces. Western culture is torn between those who think that it is rational to keep traditional and historical values and those who think that the only sensible thing is to alter society in an increasingly anti-Christian, extreme liberal direction. Secularism and the Misuse of Power... Continue Reading →