Category Archives: HISTORICAL ANALYSIS

I BET YOU DON’T KNOW WHO WROTE JUDGES, KINGS, AND CHRONICLES.

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

DID MOSES WRITE THE PENTATEUCH?

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.

This weekend the book is available from Amazon (print only) for $17.56 instead of $21.95 (a 20% discount). Prime members get free shipping when ordering from Amazon.  Words of support came from Pastor … Read More

HOW THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS SPOIL THE RABBINIC STRATAGEM TO DESTROY THE SEPTUAGINT

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

The Witness of Ancient Scholars Verifies the Septuagint’s Longer Chronology is What the Original Hebrew Revealed

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

ON BANKERS AND BAILOUTS — A MORAL HAZARD WE HAVE TO LIVE WITH?

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