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What Are the Main Problems with the Documentary Hypothesis?

| April 29, 2015

Proponents of the various versions of the Documentary Hypothesis believe there must be 4 or more authors of the Pentateuch for several reasons, but the three most common are: Some texts in Genesis refer to God as Yahweh, whereas others call him Elohim. A single author would not use two different names for God. The […]

What Is the Documentary Hypothesis?

| April 24, 2015

While Jews and Christians have traditionally believed that Moses was the primary author of the Pentateuch, some biblical scholars today reject that belief.  Instead, these scholars believe that the Pentateuch was written over several centuries by several different authors and not finally compiled into its final form until just a few hundred years before Jesus […]

#4 Post of 2014 – Commentary on Exodus 7-11 (The 10 Plagues)

| December 24, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt In chapters 7-12, the power of God would be demonstrated to Pharaoh and all the people of Egypt. Recall that Pharaoh told Moses and Aaron that he did not know their God, and God promised that he soon would. Ten plagues would be visited upon the Egyptians, with each successive plague […]

#8 Post of 2014 – What Does “Inherit the Kingdom” Mean in 1 Cor 6:9-10?

| December 15, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson recently cited 1 Cor 6:9-10 when asked about sin in a GQ article. Here is the passage: Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes […]

Commentary on Exodus 19-20 (The Ten Commandments)

| November 5, 2014

At the beginning of chapter 19, the Israelites have finally reached the base of Mount Sinai, on the third day of the third month after the Exodus from Egypt (48 days).  The people of Israel would reside at Mount Sinai for a full year – the rest of the Book of Exodus, all of the […]

Commentary on Exodus 16 (Manna and Quail)

| October 27, 2014

Following the crossing of the Red Sea, the Israelites continued to travel south in the desert of the Arabian peninsula. As they moved further away from Egypt, they simultaneously moved further away from civilization. They became more and more hungry because there were few plants and animals for them to eat. This is the situation […]

What Was Dividing the Corinthian Church?

| September 22, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  We’re all familiar with the verses in 1 Cor 1:10-12: I appeal to you, brothers and sisters,in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in […]

Commentary on Exodus 14 (Parting of the Red Sea)

| August 25, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  In chapters 12 and 13, the Israelites escaped from Egypt due to the mighty hand of God, and have traveled some distance to the southeast, but not out of Egyptian territory. Chapter 14 begins the account of one of the most famous miracles performed by God for the Israelites, the parting […]

Commentary on Exodus 5 (Bricks Without Straw)

| July 4, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  After successfully convincing their fellow Israelites that the God of their ancestors had sent them, Moses and Aaron boldly approach Pharaoh and request that he let them go to the desert to worship. Pharaoh’s response frames the events that will take place in chapters 7 through 12 of Exodus. Pharaoh’s response […]

Commentary on Exodus 4 (Moses Returns to Egypt)

| July 2, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Chapter 4 of Exodus can be split into 3 sections: Miraculous Signs for Moses, Moses’ Return to Egypt, and the Reunion of Moses and Aaron. The first section (Miraculous Signs for Moses) starts at verse 1 and goes through verse 17. In verse 1, Moses expresses, for the third time, his […]

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