"To most people, ancient Roman homes bring to mind the beautiful Roman villas seen in Roman peplum movies, with a courtyard or an atrium and beautifully decorated rooms. These villas were called domus and only the very rich could afford to live in them." - romae-vitam.com
The Hebrew and Greek words rendered “food” have various literal meanings, such as “thing eaten,” “nourishment,” “bread,” and “meat," or "flesh.” After God had created Adam and Eve, he said: "'Look, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is a living soul, I have given every green plant for food.' And it was so.” Gen. 1:29-30.
Customs and culture in Bible times: beard, burial, child care in a polygamous family, deeds to property, eating:, gifts, hair; head covering, king’s concubines, marriage, mourning, ripping of garments, washing of hands, whitewashing graves, women captives, and so on.
Sadducees. Jewish party cited 14 times in the NT, not referred to in the OT. In the Gospel narrative they first appear together with Pharisees at John’s baptism. He addressed them as “sons of snakes” and challenged them by asking, “Who said that you could escape the coming wrath of God?” He demanded that they... Continue Reading →
Psalm 91:11 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. There is nothing within the Bible that teaches that each of us as an individual has a guardian angel. True, Jesus once said: “See that you do not despise one of these little ones [Christ’s... Continue Reading →
A. POLITICAL There were three political entities in this world at the time of Christ. They were the Roman, the Hellenistic, and the Jewish states. The first two were closely tied together, and the third kept its sovereignty from the others. Let us begin with the state of the Romans. ROMAN EMPIRE The empire of... Continue Reading →
Jesus had just observed the Passover with his disciples. He instituted what is now known as the Lord’s Table. He agonized in the garden of Gethsemane. There we witness the struggle of Jesus and how he acted under pressure. We see his absolute surrender to the will of the heavenly Father. Judas Iscariot betrayed... Continue Reading →
At 2 Peter 3:10 we are told: “the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up." There are multiple things going on in 2 Peter 2:10, so let us take Genesis 8:21 first.... Continue Reading →