Tag Archives: Bible interpretation

Out of the Frying Pan…

…and into the fire. We figured out what was going on in verses 1-4 with some detective work, and now we must grab our sleuth garb once more as we continue into these verses: Do you not remember that while I … Continue reading

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Let’s Try This Again

OK, let’s have another run at our passage, 2Thessalonians 2:1-4. We’re in much better shape now that we have done some investigating; we’ll apply what we learned. To do this, I’ll switch from the NIV to the NASB for this … Continue reading

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There is a Problem Here!

Earlier, we took a look at 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4, and ended up with a couple of ideas, and a bunch of questions. The next step is to have a closer look at the text itself. Since the ideas we came … Continue reading

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Bonus Post: The Pharisees

The Pharisees were the largest group of “teachers of the Law” in the first century which is to say that they were teachers of the Law, but not all teachers of the Law were Pharisee. There were several other groups, … Continue reading

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A Word About the Author of Hebrews

I’m sure that you have noticed that as we continue through the book of Hebrews, I haven’t mentioned the name of the author, instead, I’ve just said “the author.”  This is because his name is never mentioned in the text. … Continue reading

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Nakedness as a Metaphor in Scripture: Word Study… “ervah”

In the last post on nakedness as a Biblical metaphor, we reviewed the Hebrew words arowm and eyrom. We found that both of these words mean nakedness, a state being in the absence of clothing. Both words we found to … Continue reading

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Nakedness as a Metaphor in Scripture: An introduction

Nakedness in Scripture is actually a fascinating study that very few undertake these days, because it may sound to many like something that appeals to some sort of prurient interest. I can recall vividly the way undergrads reacted when I … Continue reading

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The Field Work Begins

Well, here we are, all assembled in the Garden of Eden, where humanity began, and where our trail begins. Let’s have a look at where the very first mention of God’s image is found in Scripture: Then God said, “Let Us … Continue reading

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Bonus Post: Extra-Biblical Sources in Jude

Jude does an interesting thing in his letter, he uses a non-Biblical source as though it were from Scripture, and he does so not once, but twice in a 25 verse letter.  Why does he do that?  Should that place … Continue reading

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Bonus Post: The Significance of Numbers in Revelation

We’ve already seen that the number seven is especially significant in Revelation. You may be assured that it is not the only significant number we will come across. Thus I thought it might be helpful to run through some of … Continue reading

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