Category Archives: Septuagint

WHAT ONE BOOK HAD THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON THE NEW TESTAMENT?

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

THE MOST UNDERRATED BIBLE FIGURE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

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

AMAZING SALE ON REBOOTING THE BIBLE NOW THROUGH SUNDAY AT AMAZON.COM

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
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THE DISCOVERY OF THE LOST HEBREW BIBLE AND THE HIDING OF THE LOST ARK OF THE COVENANT

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

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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