Job

I Don’t Know: Children and the Book of Job

By Rebekah Lowe If you have ever belonged to a church for any length of time, you have undoubtedly been asked, “Will you teach Sunday School?” Maybe it started with a compliment, something like, “I have seen how wonderful you are with the kids at church,” or maybe it was more plea-like with a little flattery tagged on, “we’re really …

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Job

The Leningrad Codex and the Standardization of Scripture

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn this episode of the Bible Study and the Christian Life podcast series on the Origins of the Bible, we interview Old Testament professor and ancient biblical manuscript specialist, Dr. William Yarchin, discussing the standardization of scripture and the Leningrad Codex. The Leningrad Codex (1008 CE) is the oldest complete Hebrew Bible …

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Matthew HaugeThe Leningrad Codex and the Standardization of Scripture
Job

The Changing Nature of Scripture: From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Masoretic Text

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn this episode of the Bible Study and the Christian Life podcast series on the Origins of the Bible, we interview Old Testament professor and ancient biblical manuscript specialist, Dr. William Yarchin, discussing the transmission of the Hebrew scriptures from the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Masoretic Text. The Aleppo Codex (10th …

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Kingdom of God

Insiders, Outsiders and the Kingdom of God

By Michael Kok, Ph.D. How many in the church have ever felt marginalized or excluded by a Christian “gatekeeper,” someone who arrogates to himself or herself the authority to decide who truly belongs among the company of saints or sinners? Whether over theological buzzwords, social issues, matters of church governance, worship styles, and so on, those who have embraced the …

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Job

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Authority of Scripture

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn this episode of the Bible Study and the Christian Life podcast on the Origins of the Bible, we interview Old Testament professor and ancient biblical manuscript specialist, Dr. William Yarchin, discussing the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Qumran community, and the authority of scripture. The Dead Sea Scrolls are the greatest find …

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Jesus, the Temple and the Coming Son of Man

Jesus, the Temple and the Coming Son of Man

If you win this edition of Good Books Giveaway you will receive a free copy of Jesus, the Temple and the Coming Son Of Man, by Robert H. Stein. Stein is senior professor of New Testament interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of An Introduction to the Parables of Jesus, The Method and …

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Mark Blog

Was John the Baptist Elijah Redivivus?

By Brian LePort In response to my last entry—Was the Prophecy of John the Baptist Fulfilled?—a commenter (named Ron Murphy) asked whether or not Mark understood John the Baptist to be Elijah redivivus, or Elijah back-to-life, Elijah reborn. Why would he ask this? Well, he did so in response to what I said here of Mark 1:2-3: Mark introduces John’s …

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Gibeon

Solomon Prays Before the Altar (1 Kings 8:22-66)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn this episode of the Bible Study and the Christian Life podcast on the Book of Kings, we discuss the scene in which Solomon prays before the altar of the Temple. After addressing the assembly of Israel, Solomon turns to the altar of the Temple to offer a prayer to God. In …

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