Each instance, some 1,300 of these depending on the manuscript, must be evaluated on its own merits. Many times, the kethib (text) is correct and is a good reading or an even better reading than the qere (margin).
Papyrus 3 is designated by the sign P3 in the numbering Gregory-Aland. It is a small fragment of fifteen verses from the Gospel of Luke (Luke 7:36-45; 10:38-42) dating to the 4th century.
How much influence does Satan have? How does Satan try to influence you? What do you need to learn about your enemy?
All teens today are likely familiar with someone who deliberately hurts themselves. In the United States alone, it is estimated that there are many millions of youths who are deliberately hurting themselves by one means or another. Fifty years ago, this would seem out of place, it would be thought of as some bizarre fad,... Continue Reading →
In the New Testament, the word “faith” is translated from the Greek (πιστις) pistis, essentially communicating two different senses: the thought of confidence, trust, firm persuasion, and it may also be understood to mean “faithfulness” or “fidelity.” - 1 Thessalonians 3:7; Titus 2:10. Studying the word "faith" in the light of use and contexts, we find a... Continue Reading →
Mark's Gospel is the shortest of the four Gospels but often the most detailed. It is a fast-paced, action-packed drama, rich in narrative and theology. As such, it is full of exciting stories, which have much truth to teach about Jesus and the gospel message. What Mark records was probably what Peter preached concerning Christ.... Continue Reading →
Some who do not support the orthodox Trinity doctrine would argue that this full baptismal formula was not in the original text of Matthew, that it was a later addition.
According to Jewish law [tradition not the OT], when a Jewish boy is 13 years old, he becomes accountable for his actions and becomes a bar mitzvah. A girl becomes a bat mitzvah at the age of 12 according to Orthodox and Conservative Jews, and at the age of 13 according to Reform Jews. We too will recall that Jesus, at twelve years old,... Continue Reading →
Exodus 3:22 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 22 But every woman shall ask of her neighbor and the woman who lives in her house, articles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing; and you will put them on your sons and on your daughters; and you will plunder the Egyptians.” We must look at the... Continue Reading →
We begin by offering you what textual criticism is. It is the study of all the manuscript evidence and internal evidence (e.g., style of the author) in an attempt to ascertain the original wording of the original text. As Moses, Joshua, Samuel, Isaiah, Daniel, Micah, Ezra, Malachi or Nehemiah handed their authorized text off to be... Continue Reading →