No doubt, one of the most intriguing characters in the Old Testament is Nimrod, son of Cush, and grandson of Ham. His name often comes up as the archetype of the Antichrist. It turns out that when we dig into the story surrounding Nimrod, there is much more we can say about his importance than just speculating he is the figure who appears again in “the last days” as the Antichrist (“who was, is not, but will be again,” Revelation 17:8). The following post is drawn from REBOOTING THE BIBLE, PART 2, Chapter 4.
WHAT CAUSED THE DIVISION OF NATIONS? LAST WEEK, MANY SCOFFERS COMMENTED ON MY FACEBOOK BLOG THAT THE THEORY SOME CREATIONISTS HOLD ABOUT CONTINENTAL DRIFT BEING THE CAUSE FOR THE DIVISION OF NATIONS SPOKEN OF IN GENESIS 11 IS SHEAR LUNACY. WELL, OKAY.
BUT I RESPECT THOSE WHO HOLD TO THIS POSITION, BUT ITISN’T WHAT I BELIEVE, CONTRARY TO WHAT THOSE RUDE READERS IMPLIED BY THEIR SLAMS AND INSULTS (OF COURSE, SELDOM DO FB RESPONDENTS READ AN ARTICLE THEY DERIDE — DRIVE BY TROLLS I CALL THEM). WOW! HATE IS ALIVE AND WELL ON PLANET EARTH.
In a recent post that got a lot of attention, I spoke about three different view on what caused the world to be divided and for the peoples of the world to scatter, post-Flood. The usual position is that the incident at the Tower of Babel was the cause. When the Tower was supposedly knocked down, the city was abandoned, and the peoples went there separate ways, the world after the Great Flood of Noah, was replenished with humans, all from the sons of Noah, sometime after the Ark came to rest (estimates vary from 100 to 300 years afterward).
How do we reconcile an old earth with the Bible? Even if we grant the world is very old, God’s creation of Adam and Eve is dated by the Masoretic Text to 6,000 years ago, and the Septuagint to 7,600 years ago. But what if there were “generation gaps” (or additional gaps in the chronologies supplied in Genesis 5 and 11? Does this “buy us time” so to speak and make anthropology and archeology coincide with what the Bible teaches? That’s a major subject in Rebooting the Bible, Part 2. The following article below is drawn from Chapter 2 of
The following article is taken from Chapter 3 of Rebooting the Bible, Part 2. The division of the nations (or the world) was the first major event that occurred consecutively after the Tower of Babel. The question is did it happen at the same time? Or did it happen about 300 years after the Babel rebellion? This event, the division of the World at the time of Peleg, is the first event we take up in Rebooting the Bible, Part 2, that is dramatically changed if the chronology of the Septuagint is correct.
In this article drawn from the first book in a two part series, I provide an overview of what is discussed in PART 2 of Rebooting the Bible. This introduction was provided in PART 1. Obviously this illustrates that the two Parts of the story were known from the outset of the effort and are complementary. PART 2 IS NOW OUT! Readers are showing strong interest in the book. My thanks to you.
You should find this quick introduction helpful in deciding whether you want to get your copy of PART … Read More
The following article is taken from Chapter Two of Rebooting the Bible, Part Two.The topic focuses on which ancient source supplies the correct, authentic timeline of Genesis 1-11, that tells us the biblical witness for all the great storylines of the opening chapters of the Bible. The Protestant and Catholic Bibles rely upon the conventional Jewish version, The Masoretic Text (MT). The Greek Orthodox Bible (and the Bible used by the early Church for its first 500 years) builds upon the Septuagint (LXX). When analyzed closely, we see there are dramatic differences in the timelines for when the Flood … Read More
ANNOUNCING: REBOOTING THE BIBLE, PART 2, IS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.
FINALLY, the book is published and available. For now, it’s the printed version only (Kindle is about one month, in time for the 4th of July). The format is 8.5″ by 11″. I had to make the difficult decision to go with a larger format. The reason, there are over 90 photographs and charts, many with tiny details you’ll want to see. This would only be plain to see in the larger format. (I’ll eventually have to redo RTB-Part 1 to the same size format, when I do an … Read More
This article is from the new book, Rebooting the Bible, Part 2.
I’ve missed my date to publish by today. Too much editing to do! But it will pay off in the end.
So allow me to treat my followers with an excerpt from the Chapter on the Tower of Babel. I go deep into the meaning behind the Tower. In this article I introduce the notion of the Cosmic Mountain and the connection between the Tower, sacred mountains, mounds, and monuments. The pattern is fascinating, and the meaning revealing.
Get ready for a Memorial Day Weekend Learning About How the Septuagint’s Chronology Alters the Timing and Meaning of the Grand Accounts of Genesis 1-11. And Why There Was a Pre-Adamic Race Evidenced by Archeology
The New Book Is Written – Rebooting the Bible, Part 2
Only waiting for a Foreword from a notable friend and creating the bibliography and an index. The book is 150K words, before creating those items which will add another 12-15K words. This is my magnum opus. I hope to have the book available on Amazon on or before May 25. For Prime members, you … Read More
This article is drawn from my new book, Rebooting the Bible, Part 2. This is cut from the Introduction and simplified a bit to focus just on the issue of why historical truth matters even in the first eleven chapters of Genesis, which is often the most likely section of Scripture to be labeled “myth.”
The revised date for the book being available is now Memorial Day weekend. May 23-25. Only the last chapter, indexes, and a couple of small appendices are left to complete. If you haven’t read Rebooting the Bible, Part 1, I do encourage you to get
The book is nearing completion, Only the introduction and the final chapter must be completed. I am sending the book out to reviewers now to enable them to comment near the time of the book’s release. For those of you anxiously awaiting the book, which I believe is the best thing I’ve written to date, I’m sharing with you the outline of the first 8 chapters.
Again, one more chapter to write and that will be on the subject of whether or not there was a Pre-Adamic race, evidence for a “high civilization” before Genesis 1, and a possible scenario
Here is the beginning of the opening chapter of Rebooting the Bible, Part 2. I am still striving to have the book finished by May 1. It looks like it won’t be available until about May 15 or so. Between now and then, I will begin sharing some of the new book to give you insight into where its going. I hope this meets with your approval and generates interest. Do let me know! You can respond on my Facebook page or by emailing me at email@example.com. Blessings during this crazy time in which we live.
The interview is a frightening one-hour explanation for how the Corona Virus is possibly the first step in a communist plot that has been developed and put in place since 1960.
Jeff Nyquist is a friend. He is an expert in history, weapons of mass destruction, and Russian/Chinese strategy. His research is four decades deep. I was privileged to write a Foreword for his book, co-written with Benjamin Baruch, The New Tactics of Global War. I am curious if, after listening, you believe this is plausible, probable, or not possible. Is it just … Read More
I CONTINUE TO WORK DILIGENTLY. And I’m making steady progress toward completing the book. My goal is to have it in the market and available for purchase May 1.
I will continue to publish bits and pieces of what’s coming. For now, here is the Front Cover. Let me know what you think. It’s meant to complement RTB Part 1 and visually demonstrate that the content has been published in two parts and is vitally related.
If you haven’t purchased Rebooting the Bible, Part 1, Its now a good time to do so. Pay 12% off the retail price ($19.95 … Read More
THE TRUTH WILL STOP YOU IN YOUR TRACKS. Protestant Christians in England and America must awaken to the truth about our Bible. The following article summarizes many of the things I’ve said in my books. It is the most important thing you’ll read this weekend… maybe this whole year.
Russian Bibles Are Very Different from American Ones. Here’s Why
Many people are surprised to find out that there are significant differences between Bibles in Russia, and most Bibles in America. Most English Bibles contain 66 books, while Russian Bibles traditionally contain more than 70.
Thanks to ORIGENalO for his very thoughtful review. I do answer two of the criticisms in ALL CAPS. If you have any question about whether you should bother reading A BIOGRAPHY OF THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE, this should answer your inquiry.
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This review is long overdue, as I had already read the book about a month earlier now. This book can be perceived as a solid (albeit respectable) hit piece against the (dare I say) cultish-esque KJV-only camp. The irony of such a … Read More
It’s time you get a copy of REBOOTING THE BIBLE and join many who have read it and are astounded to learn a multitude of facts about how we got our Bible and why The Greek Old Testament (the Septuagint, aka LXX):
Was the basis for over 80% of the quotations of the Old Testament in the New Testament.
Was also the Bible of the early Church for its first 300 years.
And is the Bible for the Greek (Eastern) Orthodox Church (and has never stopped being its Bible.)
ESTABLISHING THE EXODUS – A CHRONOLOGY CONTROVERSY, Pt. 1
This article is taken from Rebooting the Bible, Part 1, chapter 6. Chapters 6 and 7 become the bridge to Rebooting the Bible, Part 2. (Coming later this winder). This is because we must establish when the Exodus occurs, for from that date everything that happened before and after is determined as I demonstrate in the book. But to establish that date, we must show why Egyptian chronology as presented by the academics and fundamentalist is off, by 100 to 250 years. We take up this matter in this article … Read More
It’s Black Friday… although I hate the sound of that description.
This Weekend Rebooting the Bible and A Biography of the Christian Bible, will be on sale, big-time, for this short window of time.
The eBook (Kindle) version will be $4.95 (half-price) and the printed version (Paperback) will be at the minimum allowed by Amazon: $13.50 for A Biography of the Christian Bible and $15.95 for Rebooting the Bible. This is about $8.00 off each title.
This sale is on AMAZON ONLY. So, take advantage of this opportunity. He who hesitates loses out!
The following article is a sneak peek of the research being done for Rebooting the Bible, Part 2. (RTB, Part 2) Nimrod’s story as given to us from biblical revelation in Genesis 10 and 11, combined with archeology from ancient times in Mesopotamia, tells us what we can hold true about Nimrod – and dispels the many myths Evangelicals in the Bible Prophecy community today believe about him based on two books: The Book of Jasher and The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop. This 2,000 word article comes from a 17,000 word mega-chapter developed for RTB, Part 2.
One of the most intriguing characters in the Old Testament is Nimrod, son of Cush, and grandson of Ham. His name often comes up as the archetype of the Antichrist. It turns out that when we dig into the story surrounding Nimrod, there is much more to be said about his importance than just the speculation that he might be figure who arises again in the last days (“who was, is not, but will be again” – Revelation 17:8) as the Antichrist.
Most of you who read this follow me regularly. You are aware that … Read More
[This article was originally written in 2013 with significant updates present day, in 2019. It is far more relevant today than 6 years ago. I challenge you, if you are a believer in the Second Coming of Christ, to read the full article and consider its implications for your relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.]
False Prophets Pick Dates
When any notable advocate for the apocalyptic teaching of the Bible stoops to predict a date for ‘the end of the world as we know it,’ it peaks the interest of the press. This past month we saw yet another example … Read More
Perhaps the most incredible argument against the historical validity of the Septuagint (as a third-to-second-century-B.C. creation) is this: It was fabricated, following rather than preceding the composition of the New Testament (NT). It’s a heated area of debate because the King-James-only argument stands or falls based on when the LXX translation was commenced and completed. A valid LXX puts the King James Version at odds with itself, i.e., the two KJV Testaments really don’t agree with one another!
[The following is drawn from an Appendix to A BIOGRAPHY OF THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE.]
A typical unfavorable argument (against the Septuagint, LXX, … Read More
Perhaps an important way to get the big picture of the Christian message is to treat the New Testament as a book, and review it in a manner that the typical book review does. The following post conveys the usual overview of the salient points in a book review and how it “all hangs together.” This article is actually taken from A BIOGRAPHY OF THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE. This is my most recent book and focuses on its composition and transmission. If you don’t believe the Bible to be trustworthy, you would do well to read the book. You might come … Read More
While champions of the superiority of the King James Bible argue that it is based on the “received text” and is categorically different from the “critical text,” this claim turns out to be ERRONEOUS. We only have to consider the history of how we got our Christian Bible to realize that the label “the received text” falsely assumes its composition was inspired and NOT the result of critical examination. This position contends that God inspired the one, perfectly, while the other was the result of “man manipulating God’s word.” This position believes today’s “critical … Read More
Without the Greek Septuagint, The New Testament Might Have Been Written in Aramaic
There was one book which existed prior to the New Testament that was enormously influential in the development of the Christian Bible. It is the Septuagint. This book was not just “the Old Testament” – it was how the religion of the Jews was understood around the world by religious Jews during most of the so-called ‘Second Temple Period’ – for 350 years – from 280 B.C. to 70 A.D.
While Rome was politically in control of Judaea, the language used there was not Latin. Instead, the … Read More
Prophecy students have obviously gone bonkers over the giants of Genesis 6:4. So many books have been written on the subject. Some prophecy teachers focus on this topic, almost to the exclusive of other issues. But were these enigmatic figures really giants? Or were they something else? Were they hybrids of angels and humans? Or should we understand them to be humans of “stature,” but not so much in height as in their elite status?
Today, the noun nephilim has become a prominent part of the prophetic vocabulary. While the notion has, in my view, received more than an appropriate … Read More
Most of my followers know that there is a period of over 400 years between the writings of the Old and New Testament. In reality, it may span almost 500 years. The last Old Testament prophet was Malachi who wrote approximately circa 450-400 B.C. (and by the way, he may have been Ezra according to some scholars). The first New Testament book was written about 50 A.D., or slightly before, either by Paul, James, or John Mark. This period is also known as the “Second Temple Period” in which numerous apocryphal and pseudepigraphal writings were written. And, also, the story … Read More
THERE HAS BEEN A GREAT DEAL OF SPECULATION REGARDING WHETHER OR NOT JEFFREY EPSTEIN COMMITTED SUICIDE. THE CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE STRONGLY SUGGESTS HE WAS MURDERED. BUT IS SEX TRAFFICKING REALLY THE BIG STORY? OR IS IT SOMETHING ELSE? I PRESENT HERE A COUPLE OF VIDEOS THAT DIG INTO WHAT IS REALLY BEHIND THE WHOLE MESS. AND JEFFREY EPSTEIN, DESPITE BEING THE CENTER OF SEX TRAFFICKING AMONG AMERICAN AND BRITISH ELITE, IS NOT THE MAIN ATTRACTION.
This weekend, thanks to my friend “Wink” I got up to speed on the big story. The real story. I wasn’t surprised. I had followed this … Read More
WHO IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FIGURE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT THAT PROTESTANTS GENERALLY DISREGARD? YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED. WE MIGHT THINK ONE OF THE KINGS LIKE JOSIAH OR HEZEKIAH WHO BROUGHT REVIVAL TO JUDAH. BUT ACTUALLY, IT WAS A PRIEST.
His name was written Esdras in Greek (and in the Septuagint). But we know him by his anglicized name, Ezra.
Ezra is an underappreciated Old Testament figure in Protestant circles. This opinion stands in enormous disparity with rabbinic Judaism (today’s Judaism), who sees him as a second Moses. While some scholars believe Ezra lived just 40 years, from 480 … Read More
KINDLE EDITION ONLY – AVAILABLE THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 – $4.95, A 50% DISCOUNT. BUT HURRY, THE PRICE JUMPS DAILY, $1.00.
This weekend (already underway today), is a reduction in price by50% on the eBook (KINDLE) version of the book, REBOOTING THE BIBLE: Exposing the Second Century Conspiracy to Corrupt the Scripture and Alter Biblical Chronology. Each day the price will go up by one dollar ($1.00). Today the price is $4.95. Friday, the price is $5.95. Saturday the price is $6.95. Sunday the price is $7.95. Sunday midnight, the price returns to $9.95. This will be the
What does the Bible say about how close we came to losing almost all of the Old Testament? It tells us, in essence, we were down to one copy hidden in the Temple 600 years before Christ. Who found it? And what happened? And what does it say about where the Ark of the Covenant was hidden? And who hid it? These topics are covered in brief in the following extract from my latest book, A Biography of the Christian Bible.
“I cannot truly thank you enough for this book, A Biography of the Christian Bible, In all truth
I also bet you don’t have a good grasp of the 500-year period from the Conquest of Canaanto the coronation of King Saul, the first king of Israel. There are many familiar names that figure into the story. But it might be the least understood period in the Bible.
“FOR ALL REAL STUDENTS OF THE BIBLE . THE BIOGRAPHY OF THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE IS A FOUNDATIONAL STUDY . IT PROVIDES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT DOUGLAS WOODWARD BEGAN IN REBOOTING THE BIBLE . BOTH ARE EXCELLENT AND EXHAUSTIVE WORKS ON HOW OUR BIBLE CAME TO BE AND WHY IT … Read More
Many subscribe to the view that Moses was the inspiration of the Pentateuch, but he wasn’t really the author. Indeed, Israel’s most ancient history and revelation was oral tradition passed down nearly 1,000 years before it was written down. I disagree… and take a more conventional view. But how did the primeval history of the Bible get written down? I answer that question in my new book.
I will be releasing my next book, it’s number 19 or 20, but who’s counting? It is entitled, A BIOGRAPHY OF THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE: AND HOW TO DEFEND THE PROTESTANT SCRIPTURES IN THE 21ST CENTURY.
There won’t be a lot of fanfare. (I can’t afford it). So I’ll need your help in getting the word out. Here is the text from the back cover and the cover itself for you to take look. Please share this with your friends or others you think will be interested.
For eager beavers, the book will appear available … Read More
This article is a chapter in a new book I hope to publish in a few short weeks. The working title is, “In Search of the Protestant Bible.” Feel free to comment on this as it is posted on my Facebook page (facebook/s douglas woodward) or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. While this is a followup to my last book,Rebooting the Bible, it will take a different path in seeking to establish why the Protestant Bible must be understood in the context of other Bibles – The Hebrew Bible, the Greek Bible, and the Catholic Bible.
Summary: Most Christians have little awareness of how the Church selected which books should comprise our Bible. Fewer still know something useful about the Apocrypha. Many Evangelical Christians engaged in the current-day Bible Prophecy community are too enamored with certain books scholars label pseudepigrapha. This lengthy article intends to sort out these issues and explain why the Protestant Bible should include readings from the Septuagint in a number of places where the Masoretic Text was corrupted by rabbis in the second century. It also makes the case that the reason the Apocrypha was left out of current day Bibles (dating … Read More
Summary: I’ve been called many names since I dare to assert that the King James Bible has flaws. After all, isn’t it based on the “received text?” And doesn’t mean that it is inspired such that it is inerrant? I don’t think so. What the authors originally wrote were moved by God to compose what He wanted – inerrantly. But through the years changes were made, including the corruption of selected passages of the Old Testament by the rabbis of the second century A.D. Protestant Old Testaments, the Catholic Vulgate’s Old Testament, and the Hebrew Bible – the Biblia Hebraica, … Read More
CORRECTING CHRONOLOGY – THE GENESIS TIMELINE RECOVERED
Summary: The conventional biblical timeline is presented in the King James Bible and was supported by the work of Bishop Ussher in his magnum opus, Annals of the World. But does his work stand up to scrutiny from both biblical and secular scholars? There is much debate. I touch on that debate here, pointing out the distinction between the creation of the universe and the creation of humankind. the pivotal issue has to do with whether the Masoretic Text’s chronology or the Septuagint’s chronology is correct. What does the Septuagint teach that … Read More
ANNOUNCING MY NEWEST BOOK — GOING TO WAR: ONE MAN’S PERSONAL STORY.
By William C. Woodward with S. Douglas Woodward ————————————-
My father, William Woodward, will turn 100 the day after Father’s Day, June 17. I have assembled his memoirs from his World War II experience with the help of my brothers. Presenting this book to him will be part of the festivities and celebration of his centennial. Not many reach this mark. And when you read about the miraculous circumstances of God’s providential protection of his life, it makes reaching the 100-year mark even more amazing.
Two of my favorite interviewers are Gonzo Shimura and Basil Rosewater. Their show, Canary Cry Radio, is both humorous and deep. These cool guys deal with some of the most intriguing “fringe” issues on the minds of Christian apologists today.
Co-author Gray Huffman and I enjoy being interviewed by these “two guys with a mic” discussing our book, The Revealing, whose depth and topics caught them somewhat by surprise. There is a lot to talk about and there are quite a few moments of humor along the way.
Summary: The Septuagint presents the Messiah as God incarnate, whose bodily sacrifice is the means for our salvation. The New Testament quotes the Septuagint (LXX) and not the Masoretic Text (MT) upon which all Protestant Bibles rely for the Old Testament. The MT obscures, intentionally, the mission of the Messiah and the nature of His Person. Salvation is not by faith in the Son of God, but by following the Law. Therefore, the Messiah is a rock of stumbling for those who do not believe. However, He is the rock of our salvation, for both Gentiles and for Jews, who … Read More
Summary:There are many passages in the Hebrew Masoretic Text that do not reflect the original Hebrew which has been demonstrated to be the Vorlage of the Septuagint (from which the Greek Bible was copied) and the most ancient copies of the Hebrew. The passages in question number several dozen – not counting the Genesis 5 and 11 chronologies that also were changed to hide the timing of the Messiah’s coming. The primary emphasis in these targeted passages relate to prophecies about the Messiah, His nature and His mission. In this article, we look at six pivotal passages comparing the … Read More
Summary: The Bible has been transmitted through various means. The Septuagint and Masoretic Text are based on slightly different Hebrew originals, with most scholars arguing the LXX’s “Vorlage” is older than the MT’s. One of the most noteworthy elements differing between these textual traditions is the chronology’s presented in Genesis 5 and 11. But didn’t the MT protect the text from changes? Isn’t the MT version the one that Young Earth Creationists rely upon? What are the ancient codices and why are they important to assure us that we have authentic copies of the originals, the “autographs”?
Going for the Juggler: The Plan to Destroy the Old Greek Septuagint.
INTRODUCTION: At the end of the first century, with its temple in ruins, tens of thousands killed in the revolt that ended in the tragedy at Masada, and Rome still in control of their land, how could the new rabbinic form of Judaism rid itself of their rival pesky Jewish sect, the Christians? Rabbi Akiba, its newly acknowledged leader, elected to attack Christianity’s principaltext; namely, the Septuagint translated from the old Hebrew in Alexandria 400 years earlier.How could he do this? And is it speculation to think … Read More
Lyn Leahz, who has a great audience and works so effectively at creating fast-paced, creative, and fascinating videos produced this video hosting yours truly a couple of nights back for Freedom Nation News.
It is well-edited, packing a lot into 39 minutes (really it’s only about 36 if you cut out the intro which you really should still watch).
Lyn sets me loose to explain the essentials about the rabbinical conspiracy to confuse biblical passages which predict the identity and mission of the Messiah. This is the best video yet allowing me to explain the primary “hook” in my book, … Read More
Summary: When the Temple was destroyed in 70 A.D., it is correct to say that Judaism split into two different religions. Both were new. One sect was Christianity, the other, Rabbinic Judaism. Christianity was led by Peter and Paul. Rabbinic Judaism was led, ultimately, by Rabbi Akiba. The difference between these two new forms of Judaism couldn’t have been more dramatic. What are the reasons the two religions would be so different? What did the split have to do with the teaching of Jesus of Nazareth? Could they ever be reconciled?
Understand, then, that those who have faith are … Read More
Summary: Is the Bible’s chronology corrupted? Did this corruption take place before the time of Christ? Or might it have happened after the Temple was destroyed in 70 A.D. when rabbis altered the Old Testament to hide the fact that Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled the prophecies of the Messiah?
Which Chronology is Correct? The Masoretic’s or the Septuagint’s?
Perhaps the strongest proof demonstrating the corruption of the Masoretic Text (MT) comes from an analysis of its chronology. In contrast to the majority view in Evangelicalism that sees the MT’s timeline of Genesis 5 and 11 as the authentic chronology, there … Read More
Summary: Gary Huffman and I joined Tony on his show originating from “down under” in New Zealand. We focused a great deal of time on the failure of Mainstream Media, brought home to everyone with the Robert Mueller’s investigation, to prove the RussianGate Collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia.
Could the investigations shift to Hillary Clinton and Company? Could the Clinton’s be brought to justice? Or will the fear of being “Arkansided” keep reporters from pushing hard on these issues?
Who might be the sacrificial lambs to take the … Read More
Summary: One Rabbi, 2,000 years ago, led the campaign to corrupt our Old Testament (the Masoretic Text that all Protestant Bibles follow). And He succeeded – at least in a narrow sense. He is known as the father of Rabbinic Judaism. His name is Rabbi Akiba ben Josef (50 A.D. – 135 A.D.). Not only was he responsible for creating a Judaism that was no longer dependent upon a Temple and its sacrificial worship, he sought to obscure messianic passages in the Old Testament including the timing when Messiah was believed to arrive. In this article, I make the case … Read More
Summary: The Bible we have today is the result of herculean efforts by scholars for over 500 years, built on sustained efforts to maintain the pure Word of God for almost 1500 years prior to that. Those who do the work of text criticism to discern the original words written by prophets and apostles almost always believe in the providence of God to preserve the text of the Bible for all generations. The issue is how it was preserved. This article focuses on the Old Testament and how its transmission to us is indeed an epic story, one that … Read More
Summary: The 2008 Financial Crisis demonstrated that the global economy depends upon world governments propping up the banking system with “mythical money” (dollars by fiat) and turning a blind eye to unimaginable bailouts when bank speculation drives the system over the cliff. What did the 2008 bailout really cost the taxpayers? Is it possible to fix the system? Or do we have to live with banks who continue to have a license to make billions of dollars with no consequences when things run amuck?
The issue of government bailouts of financial institutions in 2008 continues to be hotly debated I’ve … Read More
Summary: After the release of Special Prosecutor Mueller’s report anticipated for so long, Patriots saw the first real glimpse of hope that the bad guys were going to get theirs. Other reports are coming on its heels. This summer could be when the pivotal change of direction occurs in America. Will it come in time?
The outcome was surprising for many of us who wondered if our worst fears were inevitably going to come true — that President Trump was either going to be fingered for collusion with the Russians or for obstruction of justice through hindering the investigation (like … Read More
The Chronology of Genesis Is Important to Its Truthfulness of the Bible
It’s a question most of us who study the Bible want to know. “When did the stories of Genesis take place?” Specifically, we want to ask many questions related to the events of Genesis. And this topic is important. The “historicity” of these great stories isn’t incidental to the veracity and the message of the Bible.
When God breathed life into Adam, how long was it before the Flood of Noah happened? Then, how many years elapsed after the Flood before
THE TOPIC IS THE BIBLE’S HISTORICAL ACCURACY: WHETHER ITS OLDEST STORIES ARE TRUE HISTORY.
“History would be a wonderful thing, if only it were true” (Leo Tolstoy).
Why We Need to Reboot the Bible
When it comes to the question of origins, Christians believe that we have the inside track in this quest. And we do. We know a great deal about the past. The Christian faith is drawn from the renowned actions of the Bible’s heroes and saints, our Lord Jesus chief among them. Unfortunately, we have been fooled into believing a great deal of hogwash about earlier … Read More
The Gog and Magog War: Who Are Meshech, Tubal, Gomer, and Beth-Togarmah?
Does Ezekiel 38-39 Refer to Turkey Only or Central Eurasia?
Given that Russia is threatening Eastern Europe and more generally, NATO and the Western alliance of nations, it’s once more time to challenge the popular theory that the Antichrist will arise from Turkey — that it will be Turkey who leads the assault against Israel in the War of Gog and Magog…
Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say, … Read More
Bible Prophecy, Geopolitical Analysis, Theological History