Who is this “great harlot”? Who is Babylon the Great? Who or what are the seven kings and the eighth king of Revelation? How are we to understand Revelation 17:1-18? What does all of this mean for Christians?
There are 320 Greek New Testament direct quotations passages from the Hebrew Scriptures. According to a listing published by Westcott and Hort, the combined total of quotations and references is some 890. (The New Testament in the Original Greek, Graz, 1974, Vol. I, pp. 581-595)
The Greek-English New Testament Interlinear (GENTI), Produced by Christian Publishing House, Cambridge, Ohio
What do the Hebrew and Greek terms that are rendered truth mean exactly? Is there a distinction between Greek and Hebrew conceptions of truth? In what sense is the Father “the God of truth.” What is the meaning of the statement that Jesus Christ is himself “the truth”? How are we to under the Holy Spirit as “the Spirit of the truth”? How is it that God’s Word is truth? How is the creation of all things a testimony to the truth? What does it mean to ‘walking in the truth’?
Each year, the Jehovah's Witnesses spend about 2 billion hours evangelizing their communities around the world in 357 languages. Here is what you need to know in order to effectively share your faith with JWs when they come knocking.
Theodore Cressy Skeat: AKA T. C. Skeat (1907 — 2003)
If you have never heard of T. C. Skeat; then, you have barely scratched the surface of New Testament Textual Studies. Skeat's name and work can be found many dozens upon dozens of times and in some cases 200+ times in many modern NT textual criticism books. Read what lies below and learn of one of the greatest textual scholars of the 20th century.
Papyrus 45 P45 or P. Chester Beatty I) is an early New Testament manuscript that is a part of the Chester Beatty Papyri. It has been paleographically dated to about 175-225 CE. P45 is one of the oldest codices in the world that contains most of the four Gospels and much of the book of Acts.
The largest organized collection of Hebrew Old Testament manuscripts in the world is housed in the Russian National Library ("Second Firkovitch Collection") in Saint Petersburg. Codex Leningradensis is the oldest complete manuscript of the Hebrew Bible in Hebrew. Manuscripts earlier than the 13th century are very rare.
There are literally tens of millions of unborn babies that are intentionally aborted each year, which is a number greater than the country of Chile, in fact, it is greater than the population of many countries. The modern woman has offered many reasons for their getting an abortion: having been sexually assaulted, to young, unable to afford a child, not having a stable relationship, preventing her from pursuing an education or from furthering her career, or simply not wanting to be a single mother. Other women, many, however, view abortion as murder of an unborn child, so they see it as morally wrong. What does the Bible say?
If we look to the longer reading, it says that the prophet spoke “things that have been hidden since the foundation of the world.” This was a quotation from Psalm 78:2: “I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old.” “Sayings from of old” is likely speaking about forgotten truths from the nation of Israel's past.