Category Archives: Biblical History

Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Dead Sea Scrolls: Part 2

Great Courses:  The Dead Sea Scrolls:  Part 2, by Professor Gary A. Rendsburg At times it is necessary to get to the end of something before one can come to a final determination about how you think or feel about … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Dead Sea Scrolls: Part 1

Great Courses:  The Dead Sea Scrolls:  Part 1, by Professor Gary A. Rendsburg As someone who has a profound interest in the Judaism of the second temple period as well as in the interpretation of ancient texts (and not-so-ancient ones) … Continue reading

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Book Review: God’s Plan For Your Future

God’s Plan For Your Future:  The Purpose, History, And Destiny Of Humanity As Revealed In Scripture, by David Charles Cole [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Books Go Social/Net Gallery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] … Continue reading

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Book Review: Can God Defeat Terrorism?

Can God Defeat Terrorism?, by Scott Solana [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookCrash.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The obvious answer to the book’s titular question is yes.  What is more interesting about this … Continue reading

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The Seed And The Soil

One of the fascinating debates that I have the chance to hear from time to time is the debate over evangelism efforts and how we should judge them.  As someone who pays more than my fair share to questions of … Continue reading

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On Jesus Christ’s Recruitment Methods

As happens from time to time [1], it was my responsibility to teach Sabbath School today, and the lesson for today involved the recruitment and selection of the twelve disciples.  Since there happened to be a wide variety of ways … Continue reading

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The Wages Of Him Who Is Hired

When we look at the biblical laws in the first five books of the Bible, we often see laws that are not obviously relevant to our own lives and to our own experience.  Most of us do not prepare sacrifices … Continue reading

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Against The Usurpation Of The Phariseees: Part Three

In our previous discussions about the usurpation of the priestly roles by the Pharisees during the Second Temple period [1], we discussed both the manifest failures of the Aaronic priesthood during that time period as well as the different solutions … Continue reading

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Against The Usurpation Of The Pharisees: Part Two

Previously [1], we discussed the legitimacy of the Aaronic priesthood and of the Levites in general as teachers of Israel, a legitimacy that was threatened by the corruption of the priesthood during a large span of Israel’s history.  We must … Continue reading

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Against The Usurpation Of The Pharisees: Part One

I have commented from time to time about my own interest in the goings on of the Levites as well as the Aaronic priesthood and some of my own reasons for that [1].  I do not wish to comment on … Continue reading

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