River Sambation

Dr. Claude Mariottini ( Professor of Old Testament at Northern Baptist Seminary) has an interesting article entitled The River Sambation, which references a river in the Targum Pseudo-Jonathan at Exodus 34:10.  It is an interesting read I thought some here might want to read.  Check it out here.

Oneness of God

Introduction “In the year 317[1], a new contention arose in Egypt with consequences of a pernicious nature. The subject of this fatal controversy, which kindled such deplorable divisions throughout the Christian world, was the doctrine of three persons in the Godhead, a doctrine which in the three preceding centuries had happily escaped the vain curiosity… Read More »

Genesis Chapter Two

Genesis chapter two explores mankind’s relationship with God in the Garden of Eden.  We start the Chapter by finishing off the creation week, and end with God stating that man and woman were naked and not ashamed. For the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to… Read More »

Prayer Request

I usually don’t post prayer requests, but I will for this.  Fellow blogger and Christian apologist, James Anderson, was in a car accident and has undergone extensive surgery.  Please pray for his quick recovery with no brain damage. God bless, Ryan

Larry Hurtado on Codex dating

Here is an interesting post from Larry Hurtado (N.T. Scholar and Historian) which I thought might interest some of you. http://larryhurtado.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/on-dating-nt-manuscripts-and-the-codex/

Genesis Chapter One

p5rn7vb Looking at the first book of the Christian bible, we read Genesis chapter one. In a previous post, we discussed differing views on the first two verses of Genesis. Now we will take a look at the entire chapter.  The chapter details the creation account. As we previously discussed, God was in the beginning,… Read More »

The Book of Beginnings

Genesis is the book of beginnings, and will be the beginning of our Bible Study for 2013. Genesis is a Greek word, meaning beginnings.  According to the introductory notes to the New King James Version, the Old Testament, of which the book of Genesis is the first, we read: Through subsequent editions, the ben Asher… Read More »

Pentecostal Blogger Update

I am very near the final process of updating my blog with a new look, feel, and functionality. I am interested in your comments before I finalize anything. Please help me improve this site by giving me your opinion in the comments section below. Please comment on the good, the bad, and the ugly. All… Read More »

Bible.org Labs SMS messaging

I’m “retweeting” this because I think it is an awesome service, although technically it is not a “retweet” as I received it in my RSS reader, but its still good stuff! From Bible.org’s research labs comes a new SMS service which allows you to send a text to a phone number and a computer will… Read More »

Because of the Times

No, this is not a post about the conference held every year. It is a post about these verses of scripture: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers,… Read More »

Information on the KJV

We will start off Bible Study 2013 with some basic facts about the Bible, its organization and statistical data. According to Statistics Brain, the following stats about the Scripture are supplied: There are over 6 billion bibles printed today. There are 788,258 words in the Bible. As a side note, my Accordance bible software lists 790,868… Read More »

2012 In Review

Hello everyone! There was a significant increase in  traffic to the blog in 2012. My stats for the year were: 35K+ Unique Visitors to the site. 111K+ Visits in all (not from bots). 410K+ Pages viewed. This represented a 51% increase over 2011, and I expected as much, considering I went from being at sea… Read More »