Tag: Hebrew

  • Biblical Principle #239: Israel to Not Speak Ill of Rulers

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God commanded Israel to neither curse gods nor curse or speak badly against a ruler of Israel. Explanation This principle is based upon Exodus 22:28, which in most English Bibles, reads something like: 28 “You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people.…

  • Biblical Principle #111: The Septuagint is the Most Reliable Old Testament

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Septuagint is the most reliable Old Testament source that we possess. Explanation We previously established that: In the previous principle, we looked at differences between the Hebrew Masoretic Text and the Greek Septuagint Old Testament sources. This principle succinctly states the three reasons why the Septuagint (LXX) is, by far,…

  • Biblical Principle #110: Translation Accuracy Matters

    Biblical Principle #110: Translation Accuracy Matters

    Biblical Principles List Principle The accuracy of a Bible translation is important. Explanation We previously established that there are multiple text families of the writings in the Bible and that there are differences between various copies of the Scriptures. GOD told Moses: 1 “Every commandment I command you today you must be careful to do,…

  • Biblical Principle #109: There are Multiple Biblical Text Families

    Biblical Principles List Principle There are multiple text families of the Bible’s writings. Explanation Origin of the Hebrew Scriptures We previously established that the Bible is a compilation of numerous writings which were written over the span of about 1,500 years and that these writings were spread and preserved through scribes making copies. The ancient…

  • Is Jesus Black? (Do we know Jesus’ skin color?)

    We simply do not know. Jesus was of Hebrew Jewish descent, not African. It is likely that Jesus had darker skin, but unlikely it was an extremely dark shade commonly referred to as “black.” The Scriptures provide us very little detail about Jesus’ appearance and say nothing of His skin color. Isa. 50:6 is a…

  • How Do I Study the Bible? (How to Get Started)

    Occasionally someone will say to me, “I want to study my Bible, but I don’t know where to start. How do I study? Where do I begin?” Good news! The answer is easy. C’mon and I’ll show you… Before We Begin… Before we discuss the how to, I need to say this: strategies are great,…