The King James and The Comma Johanneum

In another post I mentioned how the Quintcentenial of Erasmus’ Greek New Testament is approaching (March 1, 2016). Just about a year and a half later (Oct. 31, 1517), after its publication, Luther tacked his 95 theses on the door of the church in Wittenberg Castle. So Erasmus’ work was in many ways pivotal yet it lacked integrity to a certain degree. One area of … Continue reading The King James and The Comma Johanneum

Boiling a Kid in its Mother’s Milk

Ex. 23.19 (also Ex. 34.26, Dt. 14.21) gives a seemingly strange prohibition: “You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.” (ESV). So observant Jews today do not eat cheeseburgers or pepperoni pizza in case the cheese and beef are some how related. What did this ancient ban mean? One consideration should be pointed out when reading the Old Testament text: the Hebrew was … Continue reading Boiling a Kid in its Mother’s Milk

Melchizedek “Made Like” the Son of God

For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace. He is without father or mother or … Continue reading Melchizedek “Made Like” the Son of God

The Good Life

The apostle quotes Ps. 34 giving a recipe for enjoyment while in this life. God wants to bless us and tells us how to find the blessed life. 1Peter 3.10-12 corresponds to Ps. 34.12-16. Here are the two sections from the ESV: “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let … Continue reading The Good Life