The Basics of Geopolitics

The Basics of Geopolitics from the August 22, 2016 eNews issue by Dr. Steve Elwart Image: Huffington Post One mission of the Koinonia Institute is to “put current events in a biblical perspective.” It has been the experience of this author that one has to look at the secular as well as the biblical to give a complete view of what is going on in the world. From time to time, we will write on geopolitics in general to Continue Reading

The Book of Hosea

Bible Study > Old Testament > The Book Of Hosea An Overlooked Study: The Book of Hosea Hosea 5:15ff See also The Next Holocaust and the Refuge in Edom. by Chuck Missler When Moses asked Pharaoh to "Let my people go," Pharaoh responded, "Who is the Lord that I should obey His voice to let Israel go?"  If Pharaoh could have read the book of Hosea, he would have known that the Lord was a sovereign God (Chapters 1-3); a Continue Reading

Pattern, not Just Prediction: Midrash Hermeneutics

From Koinonia House Technical > Bible Codes > Midrash Hermeneutics Pattern, not Just Prediction: Midrash Hermeneutics Galatians 4:22-26. by Chuck Missler The interpretation of Scripture is called hermeneutics.  Our approach to hermeneutics will always be influenced by our worldview, our own culture, and the presuppositions we bring to the task. The interpretations understood by Jewish rabbis like Jesus and Continue Reading

Ruth: A Romance of Redemption

From Koinonia House Bible Study > Old Testament > Ruth: A Romance Of Redemption A Favorite Old Testament Prophecy Book: Ruth: A Romance of Redemption Acts 2:1ff. by Chuck Missler On May 21st our Jewish friends will celebrate the Feast of Shavout.1 The Book of Ruth is traditionally read at this holiday, also known as the Feast of Pentecost. For a number of reasons, this feast may have far more prophetic relevance Continue Reading

A Glorious Macrocode: The Book of Ruth

From Koinonia House Technical > Bible Codes > The Book Of Ruth A Glorious Macrocode: The Book of Ruth See our Briefing Pack, The Feasts of Israel, for the prophetic implications of each of the seven feasts of the Torah. by Chuck Missler This tiny four-chapter romance has been venerated in college classes for its elegance as literature, but it also reveals a craftsmanship of prophetic anticipation unrivaled Continue Reading

Additions or Deletions? The Last 12 Verses of Mark

From Koinonia House Technical > Bible Codes > The Last 12 Verses Of Mark Additions or Deletions? The Last 12 Verses of Mark Psalm 138:2. by Chuck Missler There has been much controversy over the final 12 verses of the Gospel of Mark. Behind this dispute lies some astonishing discoveries of profound significance. The oldest existing manuscripts of the Greek New Testament text are three that had their origins in Continue Reading

The Hyperetai: The Bible in Shorthand

From Koinonia House Technical > Bible Codes > The Bible In Shorthand? The Hyperetai: The Bible in Shorthand? John 1:1-3. by Chuck Missler We take for granted the ease with which we can make copies of documents today. Even before the revolution of our copiers and fax machines, it was the invention of Johannes Gutenberg's movable type in 1454 that ushered in the printing techniques that we also have come to take Continue Reading

Textual Surprises: Treasures in the Family Trees

From Koinonia House Technical > Bible Codes > Treasures In The Family Trees Textual Surprises: Treasures in the Family Trees by Chuck Missler So often in the Bible we encounter genealogies which, to most of us, aren't particularly exciting reading. And yet they often contain hidden treasures to reward the diligent. The Book of Ruth In the Book of Ruth, the joyous climax occurs when Boaz, the Kinsman-Redeemer Continue Reading

A Book of Mysteries: Something Hidden

From Koinonia House Technical > Bible Codes > Something Hidden A Book of Mysteries: Something Hidden 2 Sam 16:5-13; 19:16-23; 1 Kings 2:36-46. by Chuck Missler Esther is an obscure book to many, even though it is a story of romance and palace intrigue set in the glory days of the Persian Empire.  A Jewish maiden, elevated to the throne of Persia as its queen, is used by God to preserve His people against a Continue Reading

System Design of the Scriptures?: Our Holographic Bible

From Koinonia House Technical > Bible Codes > Our Holographic Bible System Design of the Scriptures?: Our Holographic Bible by Chuck Missler Genesis 3:21. In previous articles, we noted how scientists have been attracted to the strange properties of a hologram to help explain the bizarre properties of quantum physics and even the organization of the human brain.1 It shouldn't come as such a surprise, then, to Continue Reading