Tag Archives: Old testament

New Videos: Did a Historical Adam Really Exist?

Last month, with the help of our friends at Zondervan Academic, we posted a series of different perspectives on the question of biblical inerrancy. Today, we turn to another topic that relates to the discussion about biblical interpretation: the question … Continue reading

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Eight Questions to Ask When You Read the Old Testament

It’s not a secret that many people, Christians included, find the Old Testament more challenging and difficult to understand than the New Testament. The reasons for this are many and much-discussed; foremost among them is the great cultural and literary … Continue reading

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Do Old Testament Prophecies Prove That Jesus is the Messiah?

The New Testament seems to establish that Jesus is the Messiah, for example, but is this proven in the Old Testament? Lee Strobel answers an important question about Old Testament prophecy. Continue reading

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Sound the Trumpets—Rosh Hashanah is Here!

Today marks the first day of the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year—also known as the Feast of Trumpets. Continue reading

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Dead Sea Scrolls Enter the Digital Age

The Dead Sea Scrolls have been upgraded from desert to digital! Thanks to Google and photographer Ardon Bar-Hama, you can now view the the celebrated manuscripts online at the Digital Dead Sea Scrolls project. Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Ten Plagues

Were the Ten Plagues actual historical events? Were they natural phenomena that God triggered for his purposes, or were they overly supernatural in nature? Is this “just” a historical account, or is there theological significance in the different plagues? Continue reading

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Tour of the Bible, part 5: the Minor Prophets

Last week we revived our Tour of the Bible series to examine the Major Prophets. Today, we’ll take a look at the so-called Minor Prophets–and we’ll conclude our tour of the Old Testament while we’re at it. Continue reading

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Did God have a wife?

Was God married? Was the Old Testament revised to hide evidence that God ruled alongside a heavenly queen? These questions are in the news this week due to a flurry of stories about the alleged relationship between Yahweh and the … Continue reading

Filed under Apologetics, Bible Study

Tour of the Bible, part 1: the Books of Moses

Did you know the Bible is divided up in many different subsections, each distinguished by a particular theme, literary style, or author? Over the next few months, we’ll walk through each of these categories, one at a time. Today we’ll begin with the Books of Moses, the first books in the Bible. Continue reading

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Sin and redemption on the Day of Atonement

This Saturday is Yom Kippur, when Jews around the world commemorate the Old Testament Day of Atonement. While most Christians today don’t observe the Day of Atonement, it remains significant because, like many events in the Old Testament, it foreshadowed the redeeming work of Jesus Christ… Continue reading

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