Category Archives: Bible

Mysteries Of The Bible: How Was Junia Of Note Among The Apostles?

Sometimes mysteries return again and again for one to ponder over and wrestle with.  So it is with today’s mystery, an example of a situation where the place and role of a person mentioned only once in the scriptures becomes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes

Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes:  Cultural Studies In The Gospels, by Kenneth E. Bailey Although I feel it necessary to say at the outset that I do not agree with all of the author’s comments and I have a different … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:34-35: Let [Your] Women Keep Silent: Part Four

What does one do when one understands 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, especially in context, to mean something different than it has often been interpreted?  This is by no means a straightforward question, since a great deal depends on who one is … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:34-35: Let [Your] Women Keep Silent: Part Three

Having previously [1][2] looked 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 and discussed its controversial nature as well as its context within the whole biblical view of the public religious role of women, it is now time to turn our attention to the context … Continue reading

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Deadnames

On February 12, 2019, a lengthy naming dispute was ended between what is now called the Republic of North Macedonia and the Republic of Greece over the naming of the country.  For almost three decades the two countries have been … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:34-35: Let [Your] Women Keep Silent: Part Two

In our previous discussion on the subject [1], we noted that 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 has been a flashpoint of division concerning the interpretation of scripture.  This passage says that the law does not permit women to have a public religious … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lost Ten Tribes

The Lost Ten Tribes:  A World History, by Zvi Ben-Dor Benite I got out of this book what I expected.  I did not expect to get much.  As someone who has read widely concerning the travels of the “lost” ten … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:34-35: Let [Your] Women Keep Silent: Part One

Last week, my mother sent me the link to a video about Silent Women from a biblical commentator that I had never heard of but whose reasoning about the passage of 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 was sound.  She had received it … Continue reading

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Moses And The Burning Bush: A Commentary With Digressions

Last Sabbath I made a promise to one of the students in my Sabbath School class to write a commentary as is my usual fashion for Sabbath School, since I will be gone when the lesson is supposed to be … Continue reading

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Paul In 1 Corinthians: A Case Study Of The Genre of Responsa

In order to properly interpret the Bible, it is necessary to understand what genre the Bible is operating in.  If we view the Gospels as myths, for example, we will fail to take into account the historical truth they present … Continue reading

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