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Category: Bible History

CHRISTIANS KNOW LITTLE ABOUT THE PRINCIPLES GUIDING THE SELECTION OF BOOKS IN OUR CANON

CHRISTIANS KNOW LITTLE ABOUT THE PRINCIPLES GUIDING THE SELECTION OF BOOKS IN OUR CANON

It’s not understood all that well.  How did the Protestant Church settle on the books that should be included in our Bible? There are several erroneous ideas about how this happened. And there is little understanding about the books that were once included in the broader Christian Bible and later were banished. And today, several other […]

A NEW JUDAISM AND A HUMAN MESSIAH?

A NEW JUDAISM AND A HUMAN MESSIAH?

Only a few short years after the destruction of Herod’s Temple, the rabbis (aka “sages”) formed an instruction academy in the village of Jamnia (outside of today’s Tel Aviv), allegedly with permission directly from Titus himself to preserve the Jewish religion. The rabbis would teach young students the ways of the Torah, preparing them for […]

WHICH BIBLE PRESENTS THE AUTHENTIC CHRONOLOGY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT?

WHICH BIBLE PRESENTS THE AUTHENTIC CHRONOLOGY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT?

Have We Been Wrong All This Time? In contrast to the majority Christian view that sees the Hebrew Masoretic text’s (MT) timeline of Genesis 5 and 11 as the authentic chronology (the MT is the ancient text upon which most Old Testament’s are based), there is overwhelming proof that it is not what the Bible […]

TWO TEXT-TYPE FAMILIES: WHICH ONE REPRESENTS THE AUTHENTIC NEW TESTAMENT?

TWO TEXT-TYPE FAMILIES: WHICH ONE REPRESENTS THE AUTHENTIC NEW TESTAMENT?

Over the past two millennia, two families of texts have been at odds, with supporters asserting their preference constitutes the genuine New Testament text. The laity is hardly aware of this debate, let alone easily able to appreciate it. Nonetheless, for those scholars (and sometimes those who think they are), there exists a genuine dispute […]

WHEN THE BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT WERE COMPOSED – A QUICK RECAP

WHEN THE BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT WERE COMPOSED – A QUICK RECAP

New Testament Timing and Authorship Two of the most intense debates about the New Testament have to do with who wrote the various New Testament books and when the books were written. Such is the stuff of textual criticism. It seems the first two centuries of the Church were captivated by the confidence of the […]

MESSIANIC PROPHECIES ALTERED BY THE RABBIS TO OBSCURE THAT JESUS WAS THE PROMISED MESSIAH

MESSIANIC PROPHECIES ALTERED BY THE RABBIS TO OBSCURE THAT JESUS WAS THE PROMISED MESSIAH

In my books, Rebooting the Bible, Parts 1 and 2, I describe how the first-century rabbis corrupted the Tanakh intentionally to obscure the fact that Jesus of Nazareth was their Messiah. In a related book, A Biography of the Christian Bible, I summarize the essential areas where the rabbis changed the scriptures to deny Christian […]

WHY THE BIBLE’S WORDING GROWS MORE AUTHENTIC AS TIME GOES ON

WHY THE BIBLE’S WORDING GROWS MORE AUTHENTIC AS TIME GOES ON

WHY THE KING JAMES OLD TESTAMENT ISNT’ THE LAST WORD As we discussed in the last article, the KJV used the Bomberg (ben Chayyim) edition, completed about 150 years before the KJV. But scholars do not consider it to be as accurate as the 1977 Biblia Hebraica based on the Aleppo and Leningrad Codices available today. We have been aware of […]

WHAT IS THE “RECEIVED TEXT?” WHY DO SO MANY MAKE A FUSS ABOUT IT?

WHAT IS THE “RECEIVED TEXT?” WHY DO SO MANY MAKE A FUSS ABOUT IT?

There is an often-espoused argument by sincere believers that only the King James Version is acceptable for Christians to use as the WORD of GOD.  One of the factors frequenting the debate is the phrase “received text.” But is there any biblical text that is “received” in the sense that it was God’s Word revealed […]

WHY THE STORY OF NIMROD PROVES THE TRADITIONAL BIBLICAL TIMELINE IS WRONG

WHY THE STORY OF NIMROD PROVES THE TRADITIONAL BIBLICAL TIMELINE IS WRONG

WHO LED THE REBELLION AT THE TOWER OF BABEL?  The conventional view is that it was Nimrod.  This view is elaborated on in the Book of Jasher and in the storytelling of Josephus, the Hebrew historian who wrote his Jewish histories for the Roman world. But there’s a problem.  The correct biblical timeline provided in […]

Update on My Status and Whereabouts

Update on My Status and Whereabouts

To my followers: I owe you an apology.  I have been missing in action for almost 3 months and have not informed you about the reason.  This short note seeks to provide that information. My wife has been quite ill and has had to be in clinics for treatments for various serious issues.  Her most […]