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
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 by 50% 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… Read More
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.Read More
I also bet you don’t have a good grasp of the 500-year period from the Conquest of Canaan to 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