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Textual Criticism: Gen. 49:22 - אלי־שוב vs.עלי־שור

Something I've been interested in for awhile is the possibility of a textual variation in Genesis 49:22. When the MT (= Massoretic Text), LXX (= Septuagint), and SP (= Samaritan Pentateuch) are compared something arises:…

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Added by Erik Adoniqam on April 18, 2012 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Exegesis: 1 Enoch 15:8-12 -- Rephaim, Nephilim, Giants, and Demons

The Book of Enoch, a pseudepigraphic work, provides extra-biblical details on the era that preceded the deluge. In its expository retelling of several events, the book offers an etiology for certain or perhaps all, evil spirits. Based upon Schodde's translation of the Ethiopic documents, The Book of…

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Added by Erik Adoniqam on March 30, 2012 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

Psalm 144: Adam, Enosh, & Hevel

The Hebrew Bible holds many gems that cannot be discerned by simple English translations. Psalm 144 is a great example to illustrate this point. What follows is an image of Ps 144:3-4 with outlined items of interest and it's corresponding translation:…



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Added by Erik Adoniqam on March 16, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Tongues of Fire: An Exegesis of Acts 2 in light of Second Temple Period Judaism

The New Testament book The Acts of the Apostles reports a peculiar event that occurred during the biblical festival חַג שָבֻעֹות Chag Shavuoth, commonly called "Pentecost":…


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Added by Erik Adoniqam on March 16, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Genesis 2:18: Sexist? - Woman as the עזר כנגדו

One scripture that almost never escapes misinterpretation is Genesis 2:18. Because in this verse Eve is called a "help meet" according to the King James Version, eisegetes often use it as proof that she (and by…

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Added by Erik Adoniqam on February 29, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Colossians 2:14 - What Paul is NOT saying...

As II Peter 3:14-17 warns, some of the Apostle Paul’s writings provide opportunity for the cursory reader to be led into error. A case in point, the phrase "blotting out the handwriting of ordinances" found in…

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Added by Erik Adoniqam on February 29, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Yeshua: The יָחִיד of Adonai

In the Greek New Testament the term μονογενης monogenes, often translated as "only begotten (son)", is applied to Yeshua. Perhaps the most popularized occurrence of this term is the famous…

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Added by Erik Adoniqam on February 29, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

 

 

 

















 

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