What Really Happened Between Ruth and Boaz On The Threshing Floor?

Alexandre Cabanel Ruth

Background of Ruth and Boaz Ancient Hebrew is one of those languages which was prone to being filled with idioms. It’s not the fault of the language itself but of the time period and people that used it. The Hebrew people were traditional and modest which means their language adopted a number of ways to … Read more

Why Is The Name “Elohim [אֱלֹהִים]” Plural?

El Idol from Megiddo

Introduction When I was a new Christian the Bible held many fascinating mysteries. I had so many questions and I quickly discovered that the Christian world had many answers. However, I would also come to discover that many answers were simply insufficient. The problem with some questions about the Bible is that the answer is … Read more

Why Did The Apocryphal Books Get Removed From The Bible?

Apocrypha KJV

Introduction For many Christians the topic of the Apocryphal books is far from a burning interest. In fact, a large number of Christians might give you a blank stare if you ask them if they even know what they are. The Apocryphal books, also known as Deuterocanonical, are books of the Old Testament that fall … Read more

Why The Tower of Babel Was Problematic for the Gods

Cleve, Construction of the Tower of Babel

Biblical Account of the Tower of Babel Genesis 11:1-9 (NASB) 1 Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words. 2 It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3 They said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.” And … Read more

Exegetical Study of Amos 9:1-15 [The Destruction and Restoration of Israel]

Prophet Amos, old Russian Orthodox icon

Amos 9:1-15 (NRSV) Note: All quoted passages in paper will be from the NASB 1a I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and he said: 1b Strike the capitals until the thresholds shake, and shatter them on the heads of all the people; 1c and those who are left I will kill with the … 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