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Matthew 27:51-53 Who were the “they having come out of the tombs after his [Jesus] resurrection [that] went into the holy city and appeared to many”?

Matthew 27:51-53 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 51 And look, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom; and the earth shook, and the rocks were split. 52 The tombs also were opened, and many bodies of the holy... Continue Reading →

Matthew 27:5 says that Judas hanged himself, while Luke at Acts 1:18 says that “falling headlong he [Judas] burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out.” So, which is it?

Matthew 27:5 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 5 And he threw the pieces of silver into the temple and departed; and he went away and hanged himself. Acts 1:18 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 18 (Now this man acquired a field... Continue Reading →

Matthew 12:40 BDC: How many days was Jesus in the tomb?

Some argue for three days, based on Jesus’ words, Matthew 12:40 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 40 For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man... Continue Reading →

Matthew 4:1 BDC: How do we reconcile that Jesus is being led “to be” tempted by the Spirit?

Matthew 4:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted (Gr, peirazo)[1] by the devil. The Father does not tempt us, but he does allow us to go through temptations. As... Continue Reading →

Matthew 2:1 BDC: When was Jesus born?

Bible Archaeology (2005) by Hoerth and McRay offers a date that is accepted by most Bible scholars, when they write, “It can be known that he [Jesus] was born before 4 B.C.” How do they come up with that date?... Continue Reading →

Matthew 1:18 BDC: Mary was a descendant of Adam and an imperfect sinner. Therefore, how could Jesus, Mary’s firstborn be perfect and free from sin in his physical body?

The apostle Paul tells us in Galatians 4:4 that the Father “sent forth his Son, born of a woman.” How did the laws of heredity work with this union of perfection (the life of the Son) with imperfection (the ovum... Continue Reading →

Dealing With Bible Difficulties

By R. A. Torrey Updated By Edward D. Andrews   Honestly Whenever you find a difficulty in the Bible frankly, acknowledge it. Do not try to obscure it. Do not try to dodge it. Look it square in the face.... Continue Reading →

View of Bible Difficulties

By R. A. Torrey Updated By Edward D. Andrews Every careful student and every thoughtful reader of the Bible finds that the words of the Apostle Peter concerning the Scriptures, that there are some things in them hard to be... Continue Reading →

COLOSSIANS 3:22 BDC: Did Paul’s Words Not Support Slavery?

Colossians 3:22 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 22 Slaves, obey in all things them who are your masters according to the flesh; not with eye-service, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord: Clearly, the apostle Paul did not... Continue Reading →

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