The Bible; Jonah and Nineveh

Jonah 1:1-2 Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim against it; for their wickedness has come up before Me. [Gen. 10:11-12]. [The Amplified Bible]. That Jonah was a historical character and not fictional, is evidenced beyond question by the reference to him in 2 Kings 14:25: “[Jeroboam] restored the border of Israel…according to the word of the Lord…which He spoke Continue Reading

The Bible; Genesis Defends Itself

Genesis 10:19 And the territory of the Canaanites extended from Sidon, as one goes to Gerar, as far as Gaza, and as one goes to Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, as far as Lasha. [Amplified Bible]. Surely no greater proof is needed of the great antiquity of this portion of Genesis than the fact that it mentions as still standing these four cities of the plain, which were utterly destroyed in Abraham’s time [Gen. 19:27-29; Deut. Continue Reading

The Bible; Jerusalem Plowed as a Field

Micah 3:12 Therefore shall Zion on your account be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps of ruins, and the mountain of the house [of the Lord] as the high places of a forest. [Jer. 26: 17-19]. [The Amplified Bible] In his book ‘The Land and the Book’, Dr. William Thompson wrote “Mount Zion is now [Eighteenth Century] for the most part a rough field. From the Tomb of David I passed on through the fields of ripe grain. It is the Continue Reading

The Bible; Edom: Perpetual Desolations

Ezekiel 35:9-10 I will make you a perpetual desolation, and your cities shall not be inhabited. Then you will know, understand and realize that I am the Lord [the Sovereign Ruler, calling forth loyalty and obedient service]. Because you [Edom] said, Theses two nations [Israel and Judah] and these two countries shall be mine, although the Lord was there. [The Amplified Bible]. The Edomites gave what help they could to Nebuchadnezzar when he Continue Reading

The Bible; Common Origin of All Languages

Genesis 11:6 And the Lord said, Behold, they are one people, and have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; and now nothing they have imagined they can do will be impossible to them. Some noted philologists have declared that a common origin of all languages cannot be denied. One, Max Mueller in his ‘Science of Language’, said, “We have examined all possible forms which language can assume, and now we ask, Continue Reading

The Bible; The Horites

Genesis 36:20, 21 These are the sons of Sir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land….. ….these are the chiefs of the Horites, the sons of Seir in the land of Edom. Because of the similarity of this word [for “Horites”] to a Hebrew word for “cave”, the term Horite was formerly interpreted as “cave dweller.” But [later] archaeological discoveries have shown that the Horites are not be be explained as cave-dwellers, but are to be identified Continue Reading

The Bible; Proof of Antiquity in Genesis

Genesis 14:2 They made war on Kings Bera of Sodom, Birsha of Gomorrah, Shinab of Admah, Shemeber of Zeboiim, and the kings of Bela, that is Zoar. One of the notable proofs of the antiquity of the early sections of Genesis is that many of the original names of places about which they speak were so old that Moses, the writer, had to add an explanation in order to identify these ancient names so that the Israelites returning from Egypt might Continue Reading

The Bible; Torah – Law

Ezra 3:2 Then stood up Jeshua son of Jozadak, and his brethren and priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and they built the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings upon it, as it is written in the instructions of Moses, the man of God. [The Amplified Bible]. The Hebrew word here is “torah”, and although usually translated “law”, that is only one phase of its meaning, and so to use it, to the exclusion of Continue Reading

The Bible; Summary of Jeremiah

Summary of Jeremiah Date and Place: written in Palestine about 685-616 B.C. Author: Jeremiah Proof of authorship: This is the first Book in the Bible which critics have not attacked regarding authorship. Theme: the prophecy of Jeremiah might be considered the great book on back-sliding and the dangers of apostasy. Apart from this only one other book even mentions the word back-sliding [Hosea 4:16; 11:7; 14;4]. Jeremiah uses it Continue Reading