Category Archives: Biblical History

Book Review: God’s Canon

God’s Canon, by Steve Hays As someone who has read with some disapproval about the rule of faith [1] and has some decided views on the way in which the Bible was instantly canonized by the Apostles [2], I liked … Continue reading

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Going Down To Liverpool To Do Nothing

Yesterday I found myself involved, as I often am, with an entertaining conversation online about an incident that is recorded in the Bible in Matthew 2:13-15:  “Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph … Continue reading

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The Economy Of Galilee During Jesus’ Day: A Case Study In Historiography

Earlier today I read an article on the economy of Galilee during Jesus’ time, and I thought the article was particularly thoughtful in examining the question of how we view historical places and times and place Jesus Christ (and other … Continue reading

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The Bible On Boats

[Note:  The following is a text for a Bible Study for the Sabbath of June 30, 2018, in the waters between Anacortes, WA and Victoria, BC.] Today we happen to be traveling through the waters between the United States and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Plato’s Shadow

Plato’s Shadow:  The Hellenizing Of Christianity, by Gary Petty I did not find out about this book until after I had already written a very lengthy discussion about something this author shows some interest in, namely the Hellenization of biblical … Continue reading

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Book Review: God, The World, And Me

God, The World, And Me:  A Look At Diverse Views Of Scripture From The Point Of View Of A Psychiatrist, by Clemmie Palmer II, MD [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Books Go Social.  All thoughts and … Continue reading

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As Your Soul Prospers…

As someone who is particularly fond of the Gospel of 3 John [1], it is little surprise that I was pleased when yesterday’s sermon began with a discussion of John’s greeting to Gaias in 3 John :1-4:  “The Elder, To the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bible & Archaeology

The Bible & Archaeology, by Matthieu Richelle [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Biblical archaeology is an immensely conflict-ridden field and the author certainly has a perspective that … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Nation Under God

One Nation Under God:  His Rule Over Our Country, by Tony Evans [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I must admit that I was unfamiliar with the author’s … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: What Does The Nature Of Christ Have To Do With The Virgin Mary?

At first glance, the nature of Christ would not have anything to do with the virgin Mary.  Yet when we look at the distinctive and unbiblical doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church relating to the Virgin Mary, one finds that … Continue reading

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