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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]