Depending upon what we believe about the possibility we aren’t the first highly advanced civilization on this blue globe – the third rock from the sun – we need to consider artifacts from pre-history with more than a little respect.
(This article is drawn from the INTRODUCTION to Rebooting the Bible, Part 1)
Admittedly, pop-archeology is trumped up and commercially exploited to ridiculous lengths. Furthermore, and unfortunately, it is wedded to extensive speculation about extraterrestrials. Additionally, it’s important to acknowledge that the marriage of aliens and the myths of antiquity offer a dangerous and deceptive alternative to conventional Theism. … Read More
I believe the Bible to be the inspired, inherent Word of God. Since my earliest days at the Seminary, I was taught to believe this. What a lot of laity do not truly understand is that that is true for the original autographs.
Current translations often contain errors due to the biases of their translators. Plus, a contemporary misunderstanding of the ancient Hebrew language. That is why we were required to learn and use the Hebrew language of the Old Testament and koine Greek of the New Testament before we could attend Concordia Seminary (LCMS), St. Louis.
I am … Read More
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”
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
WHAT IF THE WORLD WERE 7,500 YEARS OLD INSTEAD OF 6,000 YEARS OLD?
Is a Young Earth view dependent upon the Bible Chronology of Bishop Ussher and the King James Bible? Could it be based, instead, on the Septuagint’s Chronology which says Genesis 1 took place 7,500 years ago? What difference would it make?
One of the intriguing linkages between Bible Chronology and our worldview is that the age of the earth is typically tied to the date when Adam and Eve were created. If we are committed to a biblical worldview, we often assume that the Bible Chronology of … Read More
WHY DID RABBIS CHANGE THE BIBLE’S CHRONOLOGY?
This past Monday night, I was the guest of Chad Schafer of Disputed Lands for Part 3 of “drill down” sessions on Rebooting the Bible. We take it deliberately throughout his Internet show to cover why and how the Bible (i.e., the Masoretic Text) was changed about 100-110 AD by Rabbi Akiba to obscure the case for Jesus of Nazareth as the Christ.
If you want a peek at the timeline and how the Septuagint corrects the chronology, grab a cup of coffee and listen in.
oh, He reason I’m in bed is … Read More