By Gleason L. Archer Jr.
Did God approve of Rahab’s lie? Why are the various previous testomony costs within the New testomony no longer literal? Does the Bible type abortion with homicide? the place did Adam and Eve’s sons get their better halves? Does 1 Corinthians 7:10–16 authorize divorce for desertion? What do you're making of the tricky components within the Bible―those perplexing passages that make you cease and scratch your head? The seeming contradictions and inconsistencies of Scripture even have sound causes. yet until you’re a Bible pupil, you possibly don’t learn about them. That’s why you would like the hot overseas Encyclopedia of Bible problems. It provides proficient solutions on your such a lot not easy questions. many of the suggestions appear obvious―after you’ve learn them. yet so much comprise an eye-opening examine linguistic, cultural, numerical, relational, and different concerns of which such a lot Bible readers are unaware. Referencing either the hot overseas model and the hot American typical Bible, this useful source makes scholarly insights obtainable to everybody. no matter if you’re a pupil, pastor, daily Bible-lover, or perhaps a skeptic, the hot foreign Encyclopedia of Bible problems will exhibit you why the Bible is plausible and loyal, with a message you could reside by means of. Zondervan’s comprehend the Bible Reference sequence This six-volume sequence provides clients of today’s preferred smooth Bible translation, the recent overseas model, with scholarly, cost-efficient, and uncompromisingly evangelical learn instruments. It comprises the recent foreign Bible statement, New overseas Bible Dictionary, New foreign Bible Concordance, and New foreign Encyclopedia of Bible phrases, New foreign Encyclopedia of Bible problems, and the recent overseas Encyclopedia of Bible Characters.
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In the case of a religious book, the titles by which God is characteristically referred to are of pivotal significance. , we find increasing prominence given to the title YHWH seba'ot (most frequently rendered in English versions by "the LORD of Hosts"). This appellation, which lays particular stress on the omnipotence of Israel's ConvenantGod, occurs about sixty-seven times in Isaiah (late eight century), eighty three times in Jeremiah (late seventh and early sixth centuries), thirteen times in the two chapters of Haggai (late sixth century), and fifty-one times in the fourteen chapters of Zechariah (late sixth to early fifth century).
But the Pentateuch says that Moses merely wrote down what almighty God revealed to him, rather than the product of his own unaided prophetic foresight. C. In each case the prophecy comes from God, the Lord of history, rather than from man; so there is no logical reason why God should be ignorant of the future that He Himself brings to pass. D. 27 as the exact year of Christ's appearing (Dan. 9:25-26). D. D. It is hopeless to attempt to account for such late fulfillments as these by alleging that the books that contained them were not written until after the predictions had actually come to pass.
The atmosphere and setting of the desert prevails all through the narrative, from Exodus 16 to the end of Deuteronomy (though there are some agricultural references looking forward to settled conditions in the land that they were soon to conquer). The prominence accorded to a large tent or tabernacle as the central place of worship and assembly would hardly be relevant to a readership living in Palestine for over seven centuries and familiar only with the temple of Solomon or Zerubbabel as their central sanctuary.