Edmund Burke spent much of his life explaining why it is important to maintain Europe’s political and moral philosophical traditions, precisely those which made Europe a great civilization: individualism’s emphasis on independence and opportunities for all, the value of equality, law and order, as well as the Protestant work ethic - the culture of conscience.... Continue Reading →
The Power of God’s Word to Convict Men of Sin In Hebrews 4:12 we have a Scripture which draws attention to this peculiar characteristic of the Bible—“For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints... Continue Reading →
The Hebrew has the reading “he or one said” in verse 17 of chapter 19. On the other hand, the Greek Septuagint (LXX), Syriac Peshitta (SYR), and the Latin Vulgate (VG) have “they said” in verse 17 of chapter 19.
The influence of the Bible is worldwide. Its mighty power has affected every department of human activity. The contents of the Scriptures have supplied themes for the greatest poets, artists, and musicians which the world has yet produced, and have been the mightiest factor of all in shaping the moral progress of the race. Let... Continue Reading →
The manner in which the Bible has been produced argues against its unity. The Bible was penned on two continents, written in three languages, and its composition and compilation extended through the slow progress of sixteen centuries. The various parts of the Bible were written at different times and under the most varying circumstances. Parts... Continue Reading →
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Nazareth was a very small village in the region of Galilee (Galilee lay north of Samaria and Judea). The town was located about 15 mi (25 km) west of the southern edge of the Sea of Galilee. - The NET Bible
We find the following from Scripture . . . Exodus 33:20 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 20 But he said, “You cannot see my face, for no man can see me and live!” John 1:18 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 18 No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten god who is in... Continue Reading →
God would not bless Rachael for stealing or lying about the action of stealing the teraphim. We need not assume that because Laban did not discover the teraphim, that it was because Jehovah God had worked on behalf of Rachel not to get discovered (i.e., he blessed her). No, it is just a simple fact... Continue Reading →
We can start with the fact that the Hebrew word for “deceived” really means, “stole the heart of.” This Hebrew idiom can be rendered either “Jacob deceived” or “Jacob outwitted.” Jacob was a grown man, who fulfilled his contract with Laban and far beyond. He was not obligated to inform him of anything. He outwitted... Continue Reading →