Jewish Encyclopedia statement on Immortality Soul

Immortality of the Soul: http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/8092-immortality-of-the-soul “The belief that the soul continues its existence after the dissolution of the body is a matter of philosophical or theological speculation rather than of simple faith, and is accordingly nowhere expressly taught in Holy Scripture. As long as the soul was conceived to be merely a breath,1 and inseparably … Continue reading Jewish Encyclopedia statement on Immortality Soul

How many times is “Hell” mentioned in the Bible?

By Michael R. Burch How often does the word "hell" appear in the original Hebrew Bible, which constitutes the Old Testament of the Christian Bible? As the table below demonstrates, according to the consensus opinion of modern Bible scholars, the word "hell" as a place of eternal suffering was never mentioned, not even a single … Continue reading How many times is “Hell” mentioned in the Bible?

We all have Theological Filters

By Jeff A. Benner A filter, such as the air filter in your car, is used to block unwanted debris, yet allow air to continue through to the engine. A theological filter works in much the same way, it is a mental filter that blocks unwanted information, yet allows the desired information to continue through to … Continue reading We all have Theological Filters

Inconsistent Translation of Hebrew Words for example “Heart”

by Jeff A. Benner https://www.ancient-hebrew.org/logo.htm I am often asked why my definitions of Biblical Hebrew words differ from all other resources available such as Strong's dictionary and why my translations of the Bible are unlike any other English translation. Most people believe that an English translation of the Bible is a fairly good representation of … Continue reading Inconsistent Translation of Hebrew Words for example “Heart”

Introduction to Ancient Hebrew

By Jeff A. Benner If you were given the choice of a fast food meal or one from a 5 star restaurant, which one would you chose? Both restaurants provide food, but I think most people would choose the 5 star restaurant as it provides, better food and a better atmosphere than a fast food restaurant. … Continue reading Introduction to Ancient Hebrew

What is Hebrew chiasm / chiastic / chiasmus structure in the Bible?

A chiasm (also called a chiasmus) is a literary device in which a sequence of ideas is presented and then repeated in reverse order. The result is a “mirror” effect as the ideas are “reflected” back in a passage. Each idea is connected to its “reflection” by a repeated word, often in a related form. The … Continue reading What is Hebrew chiasm / chiastic / chiasmus structure in the Bible?

About Hebrew Parallelism called Chiasmus

By Jeff A. Benner As Hebrew poetry is written much differently than our own Western style of poetry, many do not recognise the poetry which can cause problems when translating or interpreting passages written in poetry. Approximately 75% of the Hebrew Bible is poetry. All of Psalms and Proverbs are Hebrew poetry and many other books, … Continue reading About Hebrew Parallelism called Chiasmus

Is Jesus God Because He Was Worshipped?

by Servetus the Evangelical Christian worship has been very important to the question of whether Jesus is God. The New Testament (NT) records certain instances in which Jesus was “worshipped.” Christians generally have regarded these as evidence that those practitioners believed that Jesus was God, since only God should be worshipped. But what does “worship” … Continue reading Is Jesus God Because He Was Worshipped?

Is Jesus a God-Man in 1 Timothy 2:5?

It is strange that Christians would identify Jesus as “the God-man” based only on a single biblical text, it being 1 Timothy 2:5. Instead, this passage suggests that Jesus is not a dual being. For it clearly:- (1) distinguishes God and Christ Jesus, (2) affirms that God is a single Person, (3) calls Christ Jesus only a “man,” and (4) therefore neither calls him “God” nor a “God-man.”

Were Samuel, Moses & Elijah, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – Alive Before the Resurrection?

Were Samuel, Moses & Elijah, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - Alive Before the Resurrection? Three passages of Scripture are sometimes advanced in support of the view that the dead are alive before the resurrection. 1. The episode related in 1 Samuel 28 concerns a so-called appearance of Samuel after his death. There are good reasons … Continue reading Were Samuel, Moses & Elijah, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – Alive Before the Resurrection?