The Septuagint (LXX) Compared to the Masoretic Text Judaism was in a crisis after the Temple was destroyed in AD 70. The basis of its religion had been rituals performed in the Temple that could only be performed there by their law. The Priests were gone. The Sanhedrin was gone. So were the Sadducees. Only […]
Tag: Rebooting the Bible
WHEN DID NIMROD LIVE? DID HE LEAD THE BABEL REBELLION?
David Rohl, a highly-regarded Egyptologist, points out that to discover who Nimrod is, we must consider all the names by which he is known – for there are many historical or quasi-historical figures which allude to the biblical Nimrod. Says Rohl: Assur [one such name] lived in the city of Nineveh’ and was the eponymous […]
A FUN AND INFORMATIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE GOSSLINGS
This was a fun interview covering many of the topics in Rebooting the Bible and A Biography of the Christian Bible. I hope you will listen in and share if you enjoy the 80 minutes we conversed. Blessings to everyone!
THE APOCRYPHA, PSEUDEPIGRAPHA, ADAMIC BOOKS, AND OTHER WRITINGS THAT DIDN’T MAKE THE CUT
The King James Bible Contained the Apocrypha? DO TELL! Much to the chagrin of King James Only advocates, it isn’t just Catholic and Orthodox Bibles that include the Apocrypha. The early editions of the King James Bible, including the revered 1611 KJV, also contained the Apocrypha. It is a part of our history, and despite […]
WHAT BOOKS WERE IN, AND WHAT BOOKS WERE OUT? THE APOCRYPHA AND THE BIBLE
The Latin Vulgate and Its Reliance on the Septuagint When we arrive at the time of Jerome at the outset of the fifth century A.D., it is perfectly clear that the canon for the Christian Church was a settled issue. It included books “of the first order” (those acclaimed canonical) and “other books” from the […]
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?
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?
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?
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
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 […]