Archaic and Outdated Words in The King James Bible (KJV)

1631 Holy Bible, Robert Barker -John Bill, London. King James Version

I’ve previously discussed the difficulty in reading the KJV and the issue of outdated languages, however, I was recently having a discussion about such archaic words and I thought it would be nice to have a list of such words, where they occurred in scripture, and what they meant in modern English. I was lucky … Read more

Acts Devotional Commentary [Acts 12:1-5] James Executed and Peter Imprisoned

Strobel, Beheading of Saint James the Greater

James Executed and Peter Imprisoned Acts 12:1-5 It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. 2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. 3 When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceeded to … Read more

Acts Devotional Commentary [Acts 11:18-30] The Church In Antioch

Expulsion of the Jews in the Reign of the Emperor Hadrian CE 135

The Church In Antioch Acts 11:18-30 (NRSV) 19 Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that took place over Stephen [had] traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, and they spoke the word to no one except Jews. 20 But among them were some men of Cyprus and Cyrene who, on coming to Antioch, … Read more

Acts Devotional Commentary [Acts 11:1-18] Peter’s Report to the Church at Jerusalem

The Circumcision of Isaac

Peter’s Report to the Church at Jerusalem Acts 11:1-18 (NRSV) Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, 3 saying, “Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat … Read more