Moses and God use Aaron's budding staff to make a point to Israelites questioning Moses' authority. Greek historian Herodotus writes of a (sorta) similar use of a divining rod.
We examine the Hebrew phrase "Sabbath of Sabbaths" of Exodus 31:15 and other locations, in the English translations. We suggest that "sabbath of rest" and other English translations would be improved if translated as "Sabbath of Sabbaths."
Where are Those Quail-Stuffed Nostrils? Where is Moses-Strikes-a-Rock and God-Gets-Mad? Exodus 16 plus Numbers 11. Exodus 17 plus Numbers 20. If you weren't goofing off in Sunday School classes, or otherwise have a cursory knowledge of Old Testament Bible stories, you will likely recall these two stories: The first is the account of huge flocks … Continue reading Where are Those Quail-Stuffed Nostrils? Where is Moses-Strikes-a-Rock and God-Gets-Mad?
Lot flees Sodom and Gomorrah yet fears the mountains. The angels lead him to Zoar and the Lord makes Zoar safe. But then Lot fears Zoar and moves with his daughters to a hillside cave. Why? Why this change of fears?
The tomb of Christ is the most holy place of the tabernacle and temple. Gospel writer John points out the two angels of the tabernacle and temple being present in the tomb of Christ.
We makes a couple of observations regarding the Lord's Prayer. Matt 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4.
We see wordplay in Acts 8:11, 13. The crowds see Simon Magus' magic and are amazed. Simon sees Philip's "magic" and is amazed. But is it really in the Greek?
God With Us I Am With You MatthewMatthew 1:23 and 28:20 ...and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us....lo, I am with you always, [even] to the end of the world. Amen. (Matt 1:23 and 28:20, Webster's Bible) This one is pretty cool. The book of Matthew begins and … Continue reading God With Us I Am With You Matthew
Jesus Gets ThirstyJohn 19:28 plus John 4:5-15; Psalm 22:1; Psalm 22:15; Psalm 69:21;Matt 27:46; Mark 15:34; After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. (John 19:28, KJV) This is not supposed to happen to our Jesus the anointed Messiah. He gets thirsty. The man … Continue reading Jesus Gets Thirsty
Christ Caught in a ThicketGenesis 22:13; Matt 27:29; Mark 15:17; John 19:2-5; Abraham looked up, and there he saw a ram caught by its horns in a thicket. So he went and took the ram and offered it as a sacrifice instead of his son. (Gen 22:13, NEB)They dressed him up in purple, twisted some … Continue reading Christ Caught in a Thicket