Bible History


Is the KJV the best translation?
10 Nov 2017

Is the KJV the best translation?

The King James Only movement, an advocacy by a loosely associated group of Protestant Christians, says that the King James Version of the Bible is superior to other English translations and that other versions are not to be trusted and are based on corrupted manuscripts. Adherents of the movement believe that the KJV is the last and best of a series of translations based on...

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Was Jesus really a carpenter?
22 Oct 2017

Was Jesus really a carpenter?

Was Jesus really a carpenter? These two verses are the only place in the New Testament where the word carpenter appears. “Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?” (Matthew 13:55 NASB) “Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon?...

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Women in Church
24 Sep 2017

Women in Church

Women in the church In Romans 16:1 Paul writes, “Now I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a [διάκονον (diakonon)] “deacon” of the church at Cenchreae.” Paul’s goal in Rom 16 is to commend these women for their service. He does not spell out the specifics of what that service entails. Phoebe should be understood as a leader. First, the word diakonos is...

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On Church and Friends
02 May 2016

On Church and Friends

Have you ever met a Christian who was reclusive? I don’t mean they live in a remote mountain cabin, some may even live in suburbs or cities and have busy jobs. It’s not their location that makes them reclusive, but their attitude. Maybe, they have been burnt by a pastor or church. They stop going to church and develop walls so they don’t get hurt...

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04 Mar 2016

Guide to Bible Translations – Part Two

Modern Bible Versions Why so many versions of the Bible? Isn’t one good enough? What’s the difference in a translation and a paraphrase? Here we will attempt to answer these questions and more as we examine the history and basis of the modern translations. For a overview of the ancient versions of the Bible please see our article entitled: Guide to Bible Translations – Part...

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04 Mar 2016

List of Modern English Bible Versions

This is a list of the Modern English Bible Versions or Translations. It also includes some important study Bibles available in various editions or versions. This list was updated on 01/23/10 and is not all-inclusive, but lists most major Bible translations. The date of translation and abbreviation of the translation is provided, as well as, a brief description. For more information about Bible translations read...

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04 Mar 2016

Guide to Bible Translations – Part One

Guide to Bible Translations – Part One Ancient to Modern Versions From medieval manuscripts read only by clergy to the world’s bestselling book, widely available in contemporary languages, the Bible has come a long way. The Bible is God reveling Himself and communicating with mankind. It is our guide to life bringing hope, direction, and comfort. The Bible was given to us through divine inspiration....

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