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The Importance Of Including The Greek Old Testament – The Septuagint – In One’s Study Of The Bible

Jonah 1:1-3 Καὶ ἐγένετο λόγος κυρίου πρὸς Ιωναν τὸν τοῦ Αμαθι λέγων 2᾿Ανάστηθι καὶ πορεύθητι εἰς Νινευη τὴν πόλιν τὴν μεγάλην καὶ κήρυξον ἐν αὐτῇ, ὅτι ἀνέβη ἡ κραυγὴ τῆς κακίας αὐτῆς πρός με. 3καὶ ἀνέστη Ιωνας τοῦ φυγεῖν εἰς … 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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Relationship between Bible translation, interpretation, preaching & application

Ezra 8:8 “They read from the book, from the law of God, translating to give the sense so that they understood the reading.” (NASB) Introduction                                   … Continue reading

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A helpful chart for understanding major English Bible translations

There are over 100 different English translations available on the market today.  Often people will begin the process of trying to pick a Bible, only to be overwhelmed by the multitude of translations and versions. In today’s post I have … Continue reading

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A pastor’s notes on a very difficult set of Biblical texts: 2 Samuel 24:1 & 1 Chronicles 21:1

2 Samuel 24:1 “Now again the anger of the Lord burned against Israel, and it incited David against them to say, “Go, number Israel and Judah.” (NASB) 1 Chronicles 21:1 “Then Satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number Israel.” (NASB) … Continue reading

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A pastor’s thoughts on using the Septuagint in sermon preparation

Job 2:9 (NASB) “Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!” Job 2:9 (Hebrew Text) וַתֹּ֤אמֶר לֹו֙ אִשְׁתֹּ֔ו עֹדְךָ֖ מַחֲזִ֣יק בְּתֻמָּתֶ֑ךָ בָּרֵ֥ךְ אֱלֹהִ֖ים וָמֻֽת׃ Job 2:9 (Greek Septuagint) χρόνου δὲ πολλοῦ προβεβηκότος εἶπεν … Continue reading

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Tips for reading the Greek New Testament in a year from Dr. Daniel Wallace plus one other thought

2 Timothy 2:15 (NASB) “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (SBL Greek New Testament) σπούδασον σεαυτὸν δόκιμον παραστῆσαι τῷ θεῷ, ἐργάτην ἀνεπαίσχυντον, … Continue reading

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