Category Archives: Biblical History

My Father Is Greater Than I

On the last night of Jesus’ ministry before the crucifixion, Jesus Christ told his disciples something about his obedience to God the Father as follows in John 14:28-31:  “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Lessons Of Christ

The Last Lessons Of Christ:  Living By Faith In An Age Of Despair, by Daniel Sweet and Andrew Gilmore [Note:  This book was provided by Reedsy Discovery for the purposes of review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Handbook On The Jewish Roots Of The Christian Faith

A Handbook On The Jewish Roots Of The Christian Faith, edited by Craig A. Evans and David Mishkin [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It is very hard … Continue reading

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Product Review: Illustrated Wall Maps Of The Bible

Illustrated Wall Maps Of The Bible (with Atlas Of The Bible:  Index And Chronological Table), by Carta Jerusalem staff [Note:  This product was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Over the past … Continue reading

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Goats Behind The Door

[Photo courtesy of jewornotjew.com, in their discussion on Monty Hall.] [Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the United Church of God congregation in Portland, Oregon on May 11, 2019.] How many of you here have … Continue reading

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The Bible On Concupiscence

[Note:  This blog is part two of a series.  The first part can be found here. If you are like many people, you will look in your Bible and not see the word concupiscence at all.  As in a previous … Continue reading

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The Bible On Hyraxes

Original photo belongs to:  By Charles J Sharp – Own work, from Sharp Photography, sharpphotography.co.uk, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=68629435 If you consult the wikipedia entry for hyraxes, you will find that the Bible is mentioned more times than one would … Continue reading

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As Many As The Lord Our God Will Call: Part Four

As I wind down this particular series of posts (see here, here, and here), I wish to close with an exploration of a single question:  how is it that believers can benefit from being part of a legacy of believers?  … Continue reading

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As Many As The Lord Our God Will Call: Part Three

I ended the previous part of our discussion (see here and here) with a discussion of the frequent need on the part of those who profit from the legacy of previous generations of believers for some sort of reassurance about … Continue reading

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As Many As The Lord Our God Will Call: Part Two

I closed the previous part of this discussion with a discussion of the tension in the Bible that exists between the need to honor those who came before us whose example of faith provided future generations with blessings that we do … Continue reading

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