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.
We see God arriving at the break of dawn in Psalm 46, plus some missing text (perhaps).
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.
The Bible contains a fair amount of repeated material. We give an example from Kings, Chronicles, and Isaiah involving Hezekiah's extension of life.
Hezekiah, Godly king of Judah, invites the remnant in recently destroyed Israel to a refreshing Passover service. Many refuse!
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.
The Book of Psalms places headings and labels at the beginning of 116 out of the 150 Psalms. In Hebrew-based publications of the Tanakh and Psalms, these headings are numbered as verse one. In Christian Bibles, these headings are not numbered. And so, for these 116 Psalms, the verse numbers are off by one as one compares Jewish and Christian printings.
Moses ascends and descends Mount Sinai three times in Exodus 19. After the second ascent, God tells Moses to go straight back down. God wants nobody other than Moses and Aaron to ascend the mountain. Also, no priests are allowed to ascend the mountain.
Psalm 43 appears to be a continuation of Psalm 42. Psalms 42 and 43 appended together make a nice, single psalm.
There are only two places in the Bible where God speaks directly to Moses' brother Aaron. We point these out.