The Damascus Pentateuch, also known as the Codex Sassoon 507, is a 10th-century Hebrew Bible codex that is regarded as one of the most important and valuable manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible. This article provides an overview of the significance, history, and physical characteristics of the manuscript, including its importance in Jewish and biblical studies, the Masoretic Text, and the illuminated decorations.
What Profit Is There In Learning Biblical Hebrew or Greek? Much in Every Way!
Knowledge of the original languages can get you even farther. If you have the opportunity to learn the languages, take it. If you have learned the languages, use every opportunity to deepen your knowledge of them. If neither, learn to use responsibly the various study tools now available to help you in your study of God’s Word.
THE PASTOR IN HIS SERMON: “The English Says, …”
How many times have we been in church listening to the preacher do a good job expositing (explaining) the text? At some point, he says “Now, what the Greek actually says is…” At that pronouncement, the congregation grows a little quieter and a little more attentive. Why is that?
THE MOST PROFITABLE BIBLE STUDY
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.
ROMANS 8:18: The Glory that is to be Revealed
When Rome came to think that Christians were traitors of the State, she ruled over them in cruel and unmerciful repression. Says historian J. M. Roberts: “Many Christians in the capital [Rome] certainly perished horribly in the arena or were burned alive.” (Shorter History of the World) Of these Christian victims of Nero’s persecution, another report states: “Some were crucified, some were sewn up in the skins of animals and hunted down by dogs, some were covered with pitch and set alight to serve as living torches when darkness fell.”—New Testament History, by F. F. Bruce.
What Was the Second Most Searched Theological Question For 2019?
Google is used 75% of the time of all search engines in the world, not Yahoo, or Bing, or any other. According to the website Theolocast, "_____________?" was asked a monstrous 1.8 million times each month of 2019 on Google.
JOHN 18:38: “What Is Truth?”
In the United States, there are 350,000 churches, making up hundreds of denominations. Eighty percent of these are stagnant, with nineteen percent growing only through childbirth, and less than one percent being by conversion. Moreover, there is a great divide among those Christians, who make up these churches. How can we as Christians turn this around, and find unity amongst ourselves? As Pilate said, “What is truth?”
The Word of God Builds Faith
The very first Christians who were disciples of Christ had a bit of an advantage, as they traveled with Jesus, they heard and saw him. They were assured that he was the Messiah by the things they saw and heard, such as his healing the sick, opening blind eyes, raising the dead, Jesus himself being... Continue Reading →
How We Can Help to Meet the Needs of Others
As God’s servants, we are eager to help people with their spiritual needs. (Matt. 5:3) We seek to help them become aware of their need and then we offer biblical guidance and direction to satisfy it. Jesus commissioned his followers to make disciples. (Matt. 28:19-20) We devote much of our time, energy, and resources to carrying... Continue Reading →
Devote Yourself to the Reading of the Scriptures
1 Timothy 4:13 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. Our taking in and applying accurate knowledge of God’s Word can lead to eternal life. (John 17:3) Therefore, all Christian should realize just how important it is to read, study, and apply... Continue Reading →