Jeremiah 27:1 holds what appears to be a copyist error, and this shows up in translator decisions to either retain it or "fix" it. We show the translations.
Do NOT Pray for Them. I Ain’t Listening.
We note the three occasions in Jeremiah where God demands that the prophet NOT pray for the unGodly Judeans.
God Leaves the Building
The Lord God's presence is physically manifest inside the Holy of Holies, or the Most Holy Place room inside the Tent of Meeting, Tabernacle, and Temple. God enters. God leaves. In 586 BC God leaves. Did you notice?
Jeremiah’s Lamentation’s Greek Verse One
The book of Jeremiah is followed by its sequel, Lamentations. Lamentations has a curious one-line introductory preface in the Greek Septuagint. It also carries alphabetic acrostics in the original Hebrew, and the creators of the Greek Septuagint had a clever way of dealing with this.
The Babylonian Army Drives Red Chevy Volts
We ponder Nahum's prophesy regarding Assyria, Nineveh, Judah and modern automobiles. We stop to examine some 7th century place names and Nahum's reluctance to use the wicked city Nineveh's name. While we poke a little fun of the modern car idea, we urge other Christians not to do so.
God Arrives at the Crack of Dawn
We see God arriving at the break of dawn in Psalm 46, plus some missing text (perhaps).
Weeds Wrapped ‘Round My Head
We connect the seaweed wrapped around Jonah's head, while he is inside the big fish, with the cloth wrappings around Jesus' face and head while his inside the tomb.
God Repeats Stuff
The Bible contains a fair amount of repeated material. We give an example from Kings, Chronicles, and Isaiah involving Hezekiah's extension of life.
They Laughed at Them and Mocked Them
Hezekiah, Godly king of Judah, invites the remnant in recently destroyed Israel to a refreshing Passover service. Many refuse!
How Do You Piece Together the Lord’s Prayer?
The Lord's Prayer does not come cleanly out of the Bible in one nice, well-formulated piece. Matthew and Luke present different versions, and scholarly publications of both Greek and English New Testaments differ on the exclusion and inclusion of phrases in both Matthew and Luke.