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6 Myths About the Dead Sea Scrolls | The NIV Bible

This is a WordPress repost of an excellent article originally authored by thenivbible.com In 1947, a Bedouin shepherd stumbled into the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century. He and his cousin found seven scrolls containing ancient Scripture in a

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Hebrews: The Curtain of the Holy of Holies

As you may recall, in one of my recent posts I had mentioned that I had just finished reading through Hebrews again. And while reading through Hebrews, I was again reminded of the foreshadowing and symbolism that covered every aspect

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Mantles & Double Portions | Rick Becker

This is a WordPress repost of a detailed and excellent article originally authored by Rick Becker from their Famine in the Land website. It is lengthy and the focus is on the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement. Why have I

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Passover – the Feast Fulfilled and the Meal

This is a lengthy post but it is well worth the time it takes to read it, due to the foreshadows that are given and the significance of each of them. Passover – the Feast fulfilled Christ, our Passover Lamb,

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A Brief Look at the Essenes — EttingerWriting.com

This blog focuses on a mysterious Jewish sect which existed at the time of Christ. This is the fourth and final repost of David’s continuing series on the historical, religious and political settings of Israel that set the stage, so to speak, during

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Posted in Apologetics, Dead Sea Scrolls, Defending Christianity, Jewish History, New Testament, Old Testament

A Brief Look at the Pharisees — EttingerWriting.com

This blog looks at the largest Jewish sect in Israel during the time of Jesus’ ministry on earth. This is the third repost of David’s continuing series on the historical, religious and political settings of Israel that set the stage, so to speak,

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A Brief Look at the Sadducees — EttingerWriting.com

This blog explores a sect of Judaism which clashed with Jesus during His earthly ministry. This is the second repost of David’s continuing series on the historical, religious and political settings of Israel that set the stage, so to speak, during the ministry

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The Sadducees, Pharisees, and Essenes: The Precursor — EttingerWriting.com

This blog looks at the origins of various Jewish groups in Israel during the time of Christ. This is another repost of David’s continuing posts on the historical, religious and political settings of Israel that set the stage, so to speak, during

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Posted in Apologetics, Christian History, Defending Christianity, Jewish History, New Testament, Old Testament

Did Jesus Have to do Apologetics?

This is an repost of an outstanding post from chab123.wordpress.com/ that provides layers of additional understanding that you don’t want to miss. Seriously! Click on the link below for the full post, you’ll be glad you did! ———————————- Recently a friend

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A Brief Look at the Samaritans | David Ettinger

This is a repost of an excellent post on the background of the Samaritans by my friend, David. Please visit his site at the link below and bookmark it for future reference! via A Brief Look at the Samaritans I

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Examine Evidence for the Bible’s Reliability | Amy Wang

This is a WordPress repost of an excellent article originally posted by Amy Wang that is a lengthy and relatively extensive investigation into the evidence for the Bible’s reliability. Be sure to bookmark it for future reference! To believe the

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Tithing

There is a strong likelihood that this topic may be controversial because there are many Christians who support tithing and also many that don’t. I understand that. I just want to take an honest look at what the Bible says

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Why Israel Matters to Believers — EttingerWriting.com

This is an excellent post by David Ettinger, all Christians would do well to take to heart what David has summarized. This blog examines the importance of Israel in God’s plan for redemption. via Why Israel Matters to Believers — EttingerWriting.com

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The Feast of Tabernacles

While in Jerusalem for one of the Jewish feasts, Jesus healed a lame man at Bethesda.  Because this “work” was done on the Sabbath, the Pharisees were angry and began to persecute him.  Jesus’ response is found in John 5:16-30. Presented with

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The Biblical Case for Adam and Eve | J Warner Wallace

This is a WordPress repost of an excellent article recently posted by J Warner Wallace Jim’s observations and recommendations are especially noteworthy due to recent genetic research challenges. Jim’s post is reproduced in it’s entirely for your viewing convenience. If

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Going Outside of God’s Yard

So many times, especially within today’s society, the media and many within our populace, questions “Where is God?” when something terrible happens, especially when it involves the death of children. And it doesn’t stop there, as a nation we have

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My Teaching on the Book of Hosea (YouTube) — EttingerWriting.com

If there’s any of you folks out there in blog land that have wanted to do a study on the Minor Prophets, this is your chance! David is an excellent teacher and if this series is anything like his teachings

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Communion With God | A Chosen People and Being Clean or Unclean

Before we really begin to look at the subject of this post, before we look at “the chosen” or “being clean or unclean”, and before we look at the requirements of approaching the Tabernacle or the Temple, we need to

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Communion With God : Jewish Festivals

There are seven Jewish festivals or feasts outlined in the Bible. While they are mentioned throughout Scripture, we find instructions for all seven laid out in Leviticus 23. Leviticus 23:2 refers to the seven Jewish festivals, literally “appointed times,” also called “holy convocations.”

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Communion With God : Old Testament Sacrifices

Colossians 2:17 NIV “These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” Over the next few weeks (possibly months), God willing, I’m going to be spending a fair amount of time

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