God’s Book

Psalm 139:16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in Thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. [Dake A.R. Bible]. 7 Things God’s Book is called: 1. Thy Book [Ex. 32:32; Ps. 56:8; 139:16] 2. My Book [Ex. 32:33] 3. The Book [Dan. 12: 1] 4. The Book of the Living [Ps. 69: 28] 5. The Book of Remembrance [Mal. 3:16] 6. The Book of Life [Phil. 4:3; Continue Reading

The Apochrypha Books

THE APOCRYPHA BOOKS In some large family Bibles there is a section of 14 books called the Apocrypha – a group of spurious books that were rejected from our present canon of Scripture because they did not pass the tests required of inspired books; 1. They were not written or approved by a prophet 2. They were not recognized by the Jews, as inspired and a part of Scripture 3. They were not recognized or quoted by Christ and the Continue Reading

The Most Neglected Book

From Koinonia House Archives February 2008 THE MOST NEGLECTED BOOK It may come as a surprise to discover that there are a number of Biblical experts who regard the Book of Leviticus as the most important book of the Bible (Dr. Samuel H. Kellogg, Dr. Albert C. Dudley, J. Vernon McGee, and others). The book of Leviticus focuses on the subject of holiness. Charles Spurgeon once said, "If I had my choice of all the blessings I can conceive of I Continue Reading

Examining the Gospel of Matthew

From Koinonia House Archives May 2008 EXAMINING THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW - The first thing to notice about the Gospels is that they are skillfully designed; each one is tailored to suit its specific perspective. Matthew was a Jew, a Levite; he presents Jesus Christ as the Messiah of Israel - the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. This first book of the New Testament plunges right in to establish Jesus as the Meshiach Nagid, the Messiah the King. After Continue Reading

How We Got Our English Bible

Our English Bible is the result of 1200 years of work by all kinds of learned men. Portions were translated from the Vulgate, the Latin version, beginning as far back as 700 A.D. when Aldhelm translated the Psalms into Saxon. Egbert translated the 4 gospels sometime later. Bede translated parts of the Scriptures into Saxon. King Alfred undertook a translation of the Psalms but died in 900 A.D. before it was finished. Elfric Continue Reading

The Apocrypha Books

In some large family Bibles there is a section of 14 books called the Apocrypha – a group of spurious books that were rejected from our present canon of Scripture because they did not pass the tests required of inspired books; 1. They were not written or approved by a prophet 2. They were not recognized by the Jews, as inspired and a part of Scripture 3. They were not recognized or quoted by Christ and the apostles, a fact that is Continue Reading

The Pentateuch: Five Books of Moses

Of all the writings of antiquity, the Pentateuch is the most remarkable. The various subjects it embraces makes it a necessity in the understanding of God’s plan for man. It is the foundation of divine revelation to man. Its explanation of the origin of all things, its codes of laws, geography, chronology, history, and religion prove it to be a divine work worthy of careful study and acceptance by the whole human race. The Pentateuch Continue Reading

The Heart of The Old Testament

Isaiah 52:13-15 Behold My servant shall deal prudently, He shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonied at Thee: His visage was so marred more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men. So shall He sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at Him: for that which had not been told them shall they see: and that which they had not heard shall they consider. Prudent defined: Heb. Sakal, to be Continue Reading

Great Bible Doctrines in the Book of Job

Job 2:10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips. We rightly suppose that Job was a very religious man, and that he was acquainted with God and religious as it was understood and practiced in those days. He no doubt knew of the many traditions and revelations of God up to that time, Continue Reading

Notes on Chronicles

The name Chronicles is from the Hebrew Dibrei hayyamim, words of the days. The Greek name Paraleipomena, means things omitted. It is from the Latin name Chronicon that we get our word Chronicles. The 2 books, like 1 and 2 Kings, were only one originally. The division was the work of the Septuagint translators, and it was adopted by Jerome, then by various branches of the Western Church. The Hebrew meaning is literally ‘the daily acts and Continue Reading