Saturday, December 26, 2020

Did Matthew Blunder, and other links

The posting of links does not constitute an endorsement of the sites linked, and not necessarily even agreement with the specific posts linked.
  • Biblical Church Growth I Thessalonians 3:12-4:12 -- “Whatever the outward forms of user-friendly churches, the heart of any true church growth will be a desire to please God.”
  • Did Jesus and the Apostles Rely on the Corrupt Septuagint? -- “There was no need for Jesus and the New Testament writers to rely on the Septuagint to quote the Old Testament. Jesus Himself was the Author of the Holy Scriptures.”
  • Did Matthew Blunder? -- “There appears to be a problem, however. Matthew, in appealing to this prophecy, seems to attribute it to Jeremiah, whereas the Old Testament has it in the book of Zechariah.”
  • Have the Archaeological Giants Killed King David? -- “The trend in the academic arena is to challenge society’s cherished beliefs and disparage traditional values.”
  • Mausoleum of Rome’s first emperor restored and ready to reopen -- “The mausoleum is the largest circular tomb in the world and was constructed in 28 BC near the banks of the river Tiber to house the remains of Augustus and his heirs, including the emperors Tiberius, Caligula and Claudius.”
  • Preparing Our Children for Marriage -- “The longer they wait, the more difficult it may be for them to be flexible and open to accommodate another person in their life.”
  • The Battle of Athens, Tennessee -- “In McMinn County, Tennessee, in the early 1940s, the question was not if you farmed, but where you farmed.”
  • The Genealogies of Jesus -- “And so, when properly understood, these genealogies–though uninteresting and perhaps even irrelevant at first blush–become a marvelous manifestation of ‘the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God’ (Romans 11:33).”
  • The Strange Protestant Bible of Henry VIII -- “Coverdale...would help in the next two English Bibles under Henry, the Matthew’s and Great Bibles before serving on the translation team for the Geneva Bible (1560).”
  • Was the Septuagint the Bible of Christ and the Apostles? --“ Jerome wanted to see a new translation of the Old Testament into Latin from the Hebrew. Augustine opposed the use of the Hebrew because he thought the Greek Septuagint was ‘inspired’.”
  • What is the Septuagint? 1 -- “The name Septuagint refers to what is mostly a collection of ancient translations.”
  • What Is the Septuagint? 2 -- “...when scholars use this term, it does not refer to a single text. Rather, it refers to a collection of Greek translations produced by numerous scribes over the course of a few hundred years and, in all likelihood, composed in different locations.”
  • What to Do While You Drive To Church -- “ you drive to church, sing, consider, and pray. Just be sure to do it with your eyes open.”

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