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Translators & ‘the lying pen of the scribes…’ Pt.4

Clear and willful mistranslation of the text does not make Scripture ‘more readable’ nor does it bring clearer understanding.  Rather, when found out, it undermines the reader’s faith in the text, and sometimes in the God of the Scriptures.  It … Continue reading

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Translators & ‘the lying pen of the scribes…’ Pt. 3

In order to enjoy this part of the series the most, go get a third grader who is decent at reading.  You’ll need them in a few minutes to demonstrate that this one does NOT take a degree in rocket … Continue reading

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Translators & ‘the lying pen of the scribes…’ Pt.2

A couple days ago I posted the first in this occasional series… Today, we follow up with another example of clear translator bias that leads to false theology or wrong understanding of Scripture. Let’s look at Acts 7:38. This is … Continue reading

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Translators & ‘the lying pen of the scribes.’ Pt.1

How can you say, ‘We are wise, And the law of the Lord is with us’? But behold, the lying pen of the scribes Has made it into a lie.  Jeremiah 8:8 It is time to begin another series, albeit, … Continue reading

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Cheeseburgers in the Temple

Dear readers, here is a terrific article by good friend, Travis Hughey.  he takes a subject that has baffled many and in a few short paragraphs boils it down to a solution that makes total sense.  I was so excited … Continue reading

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The Secret to Walking by the Spirit

What does it mean to ‘walk by the Spirit’ and how does one do it? Gal. 5:16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. One of the great questions in … Continue reading

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Can God ‘unsanctify’ the ‘sanctified?’

Some recent musings…. Yesterday evening I was test driving my new toy from Messianic Jewish Family Bible.  (I’ll review it after having more time, but I did shed tears of joy as I read their story and vision.  Limited reservations … Continue reading

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The Pope is Illegitimate

By his own admission, and according to Roman Catholic dogma (traditions of men), the current Pope and every Pope in history is illegitimate.  The point is blindingly obvious, and most of you probably already had this figured out, but it … Continue reading

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Who Wrote the Gospel of John?? (Not John?)

Anyone who has even a rudimentary grasp of Greek knows that ‘James’ did not write  the Book of James.  Rather, it was Ya’acov, or Jacob.  The name wasn’t changed to James until the 16th century if I am not mistaken.  … Continue reading

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‘…to God who appeared to you…’

Next Shabbat I have the pleasure of teaching the Portion at the fellowship we are currently attending, so this morning I was reading ahead and pondering anew Vayishlach.  While there are several terrific pieces I plan to study as I … Continue reading

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His Tender Mercies… Ha’azinu

This week’s Torah portion (Ha’azinu, Deu. 32) has been particularly interesting to study with it yielding a number of heretofore unseen gems.  I don’t really have the motivation to share all I learned, though I filled several margins of my … Continue reading

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The ‘ger’ was expected to do what??

We’ve discussed ‘one law for all.’  Honestly, the alien/sojourner, the ger who joined him/herself to Israel is expected to do it all…  Look at this list of requirements from the Torah: Keep the Sabbath (Ex. 20:10; Deu. 5:14)  (Targumim translate … Continue reading

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The solid Rock of…. the Rabbis?!?

I’m on whopping page 39 of Tim Hegg’s Fellow Heirs and already have dozens of margin notes and thoughts.  While some come directly from his writing, others  not necessarily related to his topic have been generated  by something he says.  … Continue reading

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The ‘ger,’ the Chumash and Anachronism

anach·ro·nism  noun \ə-ˈna-krə-ˌni-zəm\ : something (such as a word, an object, or an event) that is mistakenly placed in a time where it does not belong in a story, movie, etc. : a person or a thing that seems to … Continue reading

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Why don’t you eat skunk?

Seriously.  Why don’t you eat skunk? Well, because anybody with half of a brain knows that skunk is not food! In the discussion of food, many want to run to Mark 7:19 and errantly declare that ‘Jesus made all foods … Continue reading

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