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How Early Greek Papyri Can Shed Light On Church Membership In The New Testament

Introduction: In today’s post we consider some New Testament texts that refer to a particular practice in the early church known as “letters of commendation”. Much like a resume or reference in today’s world, so-called “letters of commendation” served to … Continue reading

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Gleaning Rich Insights From Peter’s Old Testament Quotations In 1 Peter 2

1 Peter 2:1-3 “Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, 2 like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, … Continue reading

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A New Critical Edition Of The Greek New Testament: The Tyndale House Greek New Testament

Introduction: In November of 2017, Tyndale House,  Crossway Publishers and Cambridge University Press jointly released their critical edition of the Greek New Testament. A critical edition of the Greek New Testament refers to any edition that takes into consideration all … Continue reading

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A wonderful way to maintain one’s competency in original language texts of the Old and New Testaments

Genesis 6:5   אֵ֚לֶּה תּוֹלְדֹ֣ת נֹ֔חַ נֹ֗חַ אִ֥ישׁ צַדִּ֛יק תָּמִ֥ים הָיָ֖ה בְּדֹֽרֹתָ֑יו אֶת־הָֽאֱלֹהִ֖ים הִֽתְהַלֶּךְ־נֹֽחַ׃ Genesis 6:5 (NASB) These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God. Introduction: The … Continue reading

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A Great Phone App For Studying And Reading The Greek New Testament

It wasn’t too long ago that a downloadable app for Android phones was made available to users that features the Societies For Biblical Literature Greek New Testament (from here-on SBL GNT). The phone app (called “SBL GNT”) is available for free … Continue reading

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Has The Bible Been Discredited By Archaeology And Genetics? Critiquing A Recent Article

Joshua 16:10 “But they did not drive out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer, so the Canaanites live in the midst of Ephraim to this day, and they became forced laborers.” Introduction: Today I read a news article claiming that recent … Continue reading

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Death’s Obituary: Interpreting And Applying 1 Corinthians 15:55

1 Corinthians 15:54-55 (NASB) 54 But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 “O death, where … Continue reading

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