In his Sermon on the Mount under different forms of worship, he began with a strong rebuke of about not being showy or pretentious in one’s display of oneself in our worship of God. He then used such examples of how to give, how to pray, and how to fast. One textual variant [error] was added three times.
DIFFICULTY: For some scholars, this is a difficulty, as they feel “he removed them [i.e., the people] to the cities,” does not make a lot of sense in this context. They feel that “he made slaves of them” makes more sense in this context. What is the case?
Exodus 3:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 3 Now Moses was shepherding the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. The Midianites were descendants of Abraham’s son Midian and are collectively referred to as “Midian”... Continue Reading →
In Matthew 6:1a variant unit, there are two different variant readings and in Matthew 6:1b variant unit, there is one variant reading. And there is a nomen sacrum.
Exodus 1:15-21 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 15 Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, 16 and he said, “When you are helping the Hebrew women to give birth and see them upon the birthstool, if it is a son, then you will put him... Continue Reading →
Saint Lucian of Antioch, (born c. 240, Samosata, Commagene, Syria [now Samsat, Turkey]—died January 7, 312, Nicomedia, Bithynia, Asia Minor [now İzmit, Turkey]), Christian theologian-martyr who originated a theological tradition at Antioch that was noted for biblical linguistic scholarship and for a rationalist approach to Christian doctrine. In his principal work, Lucian analyzed the Greek text of both the Old and New Testaments, creating a... Continue Reading →
Exodus 1:15 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 15 Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, When we look at Exodus 12:37 and Numbers chapters 1-4, there were about 600,000 men besides women and children, which would mean about three million. This would mean... Continue Reading →
Genesis 49:10 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until Shiloh comes; and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples. Shiloh means “He whose it is; he to whom it belongs.” In uttering a blessing upon Judah, the dying patriarch Jacob... Continue Reading →
Genesis 49:5-7 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 5 “Simeon and Levi are brothers; weapons of violence are their swords. 6 Let my soul come not into their council; O my glory, be not joined to their company. For in their anger they killed men, and in their willfulness they hamstrung oxen. 7 Cursed be their anger, for it is... Continue Reading →