I am not going to enter into any general tirade against criticism, but it is useless to deny that a great deal of what is called criticism is responsible for the uncertainty and unsettlement of feeling existing at the present time about the Holy Scriptures.
The Ketef Hinnom silver amulets contain what may be the oldest surviving texts from the Hebrew Bible. The 2004 team described the scrolls as “one of most significant discoveries ever made” for biblical studies. They are one of many archaeological nails in the coffin of the Documentary Hypothesis. Note that all the bold text with footnotes have extensive notes, not just source citations.
Proverbs 8:22 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 22 “Jehovah created me at the beginning of his way, the first of his acts of old.
At times, it must be difficult for us even to contemplate the idea of finding any measure of peace in the world we now know. As beautiful as this hope is, you might nevertheless yearn for a measure of peace right now. Is there a way to find inner peace now? Yes!
Proverbs 8:21 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 21 endowing those who love me with wealth, and their treasuries I will fill.
Proverbs 8:20 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 20 I walk in the way of righteousness, in the midst of paths of justice,
Many a one who is eagerly asking, “What method shall I pursue in my Bible study?” needs something that goes far deeper than a new and better method.
Proverbs 8:19 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 19 My fruit is better than gold, even refined gold, and my yield than choice silver.
Proverbs 8:18 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 18 Riches and honor are with me, enduring wealth and righteousness.