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Why Your Bible Has Footnotes (The Complexities of Textual Criticism)

When reading your bible, you’ll notice that usually there are footnotes saying something along the lines of “other manuscripts say _________”.  The bible we have is comprised of the decisions scholars made while working with a variety of old texts that sometimes have different content. 1,419 more words


The Christian View of Scripture (Debate Notes)

by J. Luis Dizon

Those who have been following this ministry are aware that I recently participated in a debate on the Bible and the Qur’an with the Islamic apologist Dr. 64 more words

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Recommended Reading: January 30-February 5

If you read one article this weekend, look at Tradition’s Future by Mark Movsesian.

For those of you with additional reading time this winter weekend, check out the following selections below, gleaned from around the internet over the past couple of weeks. 169 more words


What Does "Begotten" Mean, In Relation to Jesus?

Was Jesus a created being?  Some Christians are confused by the Greek word in John 3:16, translated “begotten.”  It certainly can seem like the word refers to something or someone being “created.” 573 more words

Biblical Studies

The Parameters of Meaning - Rule 8

“Rule” 7

Parameters of Meaning – Rule 8: Never ground a teaching on disputed, ambiguous or debated texts (e.g. Matt. 10:23).  At best they may serve to support a given position.  914 more words


Review: Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity

The landscape of specialized biblical and theological dictionaries produces continual growth year-by-year. These dictionaries generally boast a more focused intention on content and tend to provide a more unique product as an end goal. 812 more words

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