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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 […]

TV Appearance. Prophecy Watchers – Topic: Rebooting the Bible

TV Appearance. Prophecy Watchers – Topic: Rebooting the Bible

I’m pleased to share with you a television program for which I was the guest of Mondo Gonzales @ Prophecy Watchers.  We spent about 28 minutes discussing my two books, Rebooting the Bible (Parts 1 and 2). Please find the link below to the program. I’m happy to report that the program has sparked a […]

2025: The Year the Essenes and Enoch Predicted Would Begin the Final Age When Messiah Comes

2025: The Year the Essenes and Enoch Predicted Would Begin the Final Age When Messiah Comes

DID ANCIENT VOICES OTHER THAN HEBREW PROPHETS PREDICT THAT THE GREAT TRIBULATION COMMENCES IN 2025? In this episode of the Hot Seat, I interview friend Josh Peck, member of the SkyWatchTV team. Josh has recently completed an outstanding new book, THE LOST PROPHECIES OF QUMRAN. It introduces a score of insights and subjects that this […]

DO DISPENSATIONALISTS UNDERSTAND THE PATH TO ISRAEL’S SALVATION?

DO DISPENSATIONALISTS UNDERSTAND THE PATH TO ISRAEL’S SALVATION?

It is truly one of the great mysteries in Evangelical Theology: How does the Church relate to Israel?  And how will Israel be saved? Reformed Theology, aka Covenant Theology, dismisses any future or current salvation for Israel (as a collective). They even speak of Old Testament saints as members of the Church.  As is popularly […]

DOES THE CHURCH REPLACE ISRAEL? SHOULD CHRISTIANS BE ZIONISTS? A NEW EPISODE OF THE HOT SEAT

DOES THE CHURCH REPLACE ISRAEL? SHOULD CHRISTIANS BE ZIONISTS? A NEW EPISODE OF THE HOT SEAT

And the second question vitally related to this, “Are the Ten Northern Tribes of Israel Still ‘Lost’?” The program for March 11 addresses this topic and the relationship between the Church and Israel.  Is it going to be dry?  I assure you it is more than lively, given the high energy of Douglas Krieger, the […]