פרעה - Afterward Moses and Aaron went and said to Pharaoh, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Let my people go, that they may hold ta feast to me in the wilderness.’ ” But Pharaoh said, “Who is…
What is Sanctification? Revisiting the Old Testament for the Answer
The words “sanctify” and “sanctification” have deep roots in the Old Testament. There, holiness is about nearness to the presence of God. He is the holy-maker. Sanctification is his gift. The Old Testament helps us to avoid the common misunderstanding today that sanctification is all about our life of good works.
Get Behind Me, Satan: Public Opinion about Jesus, Peter’s Half-Confession, and the Hebrew Meaning of Satan
How was Peter’s confession, “You are the Christ,” really only half a confession? How does the two-stage healing of a blind man prepare us for Peter’s confession? Why did people think Jesus was one of the prophets come back to life (redivivus)? And how does the Hebrew meaning of satan/Satan clarify why Jesus says to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan”…
Are Images of Jesus a Violation of the Commandments?
Different groups within Christianity disagree as to whether Jesus should be depicted in icons, crucifixes, paintings, or other visual media. In this article, Chad Bird approaches the question from the angle of both the commandments and the incarnation.
Repentance According to the Scriptures: 2 Chronicles 7:14
We cannot scan any random passage of Scripture and automatically assume the words are unconditionally addressed to us. Often, very often, they are not.
Learning Hebrew and the Jewish Background of the New Testament: Recommendations and Resources
Do you want to learn Hebrew or expand your knowledge of the language? What are some online resources for studying the Bible in the original languages?
Christ in the Old Testament
Why read the Old Testament now that we have the New Testament? When we're reading the Old Testament, we're reading a book that is all about Christ. When Christ talked about himself, and when his earliest believers talked about who he was and what he was accomplishing through his acts of salvation, they referred to the Old Testament. Enroll in…