Biblical Archaeology: What is The Eridu Genesis?

Eridu Genesis Tablet, Penn Museum

About the Eridu Genesis Creation Myth Dating The Eridu Genesis myth comes from Old Babylonian empire and is usually dated to about 1600 BCE. It was written on clay tablets which are quite fragmented. It is often refereed to as the Sumerian Flood Myth. This is because it’s recorded in Sumerian cuneiform. However, paleographers would … Read more

Does Hebrews 10:5 Misquote Psalm 40:6?

Papyrus 79, Hebrews 10

I learned a long time ago that the cross-reference in the margins of the average Bible was a helpful guide to understanding how the New Testament (NT) and the Old Testament (OT) relate to one another. Somewhere around 2009 I also made the realization that some of the OT references listed in the NT were … Read more

Was Codex Sinaiticus Found In The Trash?

Codex 1 Add MS 43725, British Library

Sometimes a lie can be repeated so many times that even educated people believe the lie. One example is the myth that Easter came from Ishtar. Easter has nothing to do with a goddess from Mesopotamia. Another myth is that one of the popular manuscripts used in translating modern Bibles (the Sinaiticus) was discovered in … Read more

Paul, A Jew to The Jews, A Greek to The Greeks?

Icon of Saint Paul

Paul, A Jew to The Jews, A Greek to The Greeks? Perhaps you have heard it said that Paul stated he became a Jew to the Jews and a Greek to the Greeks. And we can all usually point to the passage where Paul makes this assertion. 1 Corinthians 9:19-20 19 Though I am free and … Read more

Understanding Bible Codes and Ciphers

Bible Codes, also known as Equidistant Letter Sequences (ELS), are words and phrases that can be found in the text of the Jewish Bible (the Christian Old Testament) by taking letters that are separated by an arbitrarily defined distance from each other within the Hebrew text. This notion of Bible Codes has been popularized by … Read more

Fake News: No One is Making a Gay Jesus Movie (Corpus Christi)

Jesus rainbow icon

Fake News Alert Today I was surprised to find a message in my Facebook messenger inbox. The surprise wasn’t just that someone still uses facebook messenger as a real means of communication but that it was a chain letter declaring that a new movie, to be released this summer, would depict Jesus and his disciples … Read more