Category Archives: Hebrew Text/Translation

Observing the relationship between textual criticism, biblical inerrancy and the study of Old Testament manuscripts

Introduction and review: In the last post we considered the relationship between textual criticism, biblical inerrancy and the study of the New Testament manuscripts (see: https://biblicalexegete.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/observing-the-relationship-between-textual-criticism-biblical-inerrancy-and-the-study-of-new-testament-manuscripts/). We labored to show through real world examples that textual criticism (the science that attempts … Continue reading

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The definition of a godly man in the English and Hebrew Text of Psalm 1

Psalm 1:1-6  How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord,  And in … Continue reading

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Why take the time to study Biblical languages?

Acts 8:34 ἀποκριθεὶς δὲ ὁ εὐνοῦχος τῷ Φιλίππῳ εἶπεν· Δέομαί σου, περὶ τίνος ὁ προφήτης λέγει τοῦτο; περὶ ἑαυτοῦ ἢ περὶ ἑτέρου τινός; Introduction: When I began this blogsite over a year ago, my intent was to provide resources and … Continue reading

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Preliminary proposal of a 12-month graded reading schedule of the Hebrew Bible

Introduction: As a student of the Hebrew Bible for some 20 years, I have found that in studying the Biblical languages, three elements must be included: vocabulary, grammar and sight reading. The first two elements are reinforced by the third, … Continue reading

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Understanding the Thorny Issue of Yahweh’s Commands to Destroy the Canaanites in the Book of Joshua: Framing a way to discuss and apply the issue

Introduction and Review: In the last post we began exploring what this blogger is calling: “The thorny issue of Yahweh’s commands to destroy the Canaanites in the Book of Joshua.” Skeptics and more particular, the so-called “New Atheists” have attempted … Continue reading

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Why the Bible is the Word of God: Trustworthy, Transmitted Reliably, Inerrant and Infallible

Matthew 5:17-18 “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. 18 For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from … Continue reading

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Some exegetical notes on the Hebrew Text of Psalm 139

Introduction: Today’s post is featuring some exegetical notes on the text of Psalm 139. The Psalm itself is a treasure trove of spiritual richness and is worthy of study, meditation and application. A devotional version of this study based upon … Continue reading

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