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  • Proto-Aeolic Capital Associated with Judah’s Longest Spring Tunnel

    By: Noah Wiener There has been a lot of talk recently about a “covered up” proto-aeolic capital. I’ll admit: I indulged in a bit of this myself last April. Last week, the conversation was reopened when Arutz-7 reported that the location of the … Continue reading

  • Sacred Prostitution in the Story of Judah and Tamar?

    Sacred prostitution was common throughout the ancient world and was particularly associated with Ashtoreth worship, one of the chief Canaanite goddesses. While many scholars have assumed sacred prostitution was practiced in ancient Israel, too, the recent BAR article “Cult Prostitution in Ancient Israel?” by … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: A psalm for the New Year

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons  Sunday, January 5, 2014 ‘But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.’ 2 Peter 3:18 Suggested Further … Continue reading

  • The Blood Curse of Jeconiah

    Response by Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope. Solomon and Nathan,  Two sons of David.  Two ancestors or Jesus.   Last week we addressed the supposed contradiction in the two genealogies of Jesus as recorded in Matthew and Luke.   We … Continue reading

  • Is Muhammad Mentioned in the Bible?

    by Dave Miller, Ph.D. Islamic apologists have attempted to bolster the credibility of their beliefs by claiming that the Bible, itself, makes reference to the coming of the prophet Muhammad. Ironically, this claim comes even in the face of the … Continue reading

  • Psalm 114

    1 When Israel went out of Egypt, and the house of Jacob from the barbarous people, 2 Judah was his sanctification, and Israel his dominion. 3 The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was turned back. 4 The mountains leaped … Continue reading

  • The Lamb and the Lion

    by Henry Morris III, D.Min. One of the more vivid biblical portraits of the Lord Jesus is the paradox of His presentation as a lamb and also as a lion. In the magnificent book of Revelation, the scene in heaven … Continue reading

  • Psalm 108

    1 O God, mine heart is prepared, so is my tongue: I will sing and give praise. 2 Awake viol and harp, I will awake early. 3 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people, and I will sing … Continue reading

  • Psalm 97

    1 The Lord reigneth: let the earth rejoice: let the multitude of the Isles be glad. 2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the foundation of his throne. 3 There shall go a fire before … Continue reading

  • Artifact Confirms Ancient Bethlehem

    The city of Bethlehem has a very long and storied history, and its great antiquity was just confirmed by the discovery of a small clay seal called a “bulla.” According to the Israel Antiquities Authority, Bethlehemites used the bulla to … Continue reading

  • Israelite Kings in Assyrian Inscriptions

    EXCERPT In previous issues of Bible and Spade, we had discussed five Assyrian kings named in the Bible. Now we wish to examine the other side of that coin—the kings of Israel named in the Assyrian records. All told, there are … Continue reading

  • King David Ruled Cities, Not Shepherds

    Ongoing archaeological finds from Khirbet Qeiyafa in ancient Judah now show conclusively that the site had fortified walls with gates, administrative buildings, bronze and iron objects, and artifacts suggesting extensive trade with foreign powers.  These discoveries cast doubt on the … Continue reading

  • Psalm 78

    1 Hear my doctrine, O my people: incline your ears unto the words of my mouth. 2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will declare high sentences of old. 3 Which we have heard and known, and … Continue reading

  • Psalm 76

    1 God is known in Judah: his Name is great in Israel. 2 For in Salem is his Tabernacle, and his dwelling in Zion. 3 There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the … Continue reading

  • Psalm 69

    1 Save me, O God: for the waters are entered even to my soul. 2 I stick fast in the deep mire, where no stay is: I am come into deep waters, and the streams run over me. 3 I … Continue reading

  • Psalm 68

    1 God will arise, and his enemies shall be scattered: they also that hate him, shall flee before him. 2 As the smoke vanisheth, so shalt thou drive them away: and as wax melteth before the fire, so shall the … Continue reading

  • Psalm 60

    1 O God, thou hast cast us out, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been angry, turn again unto us. 2 Thou hast made the land to tremble, and hast made it to gape: heal the breaches thereof, for it is shaken. 3 … Continue reading

  • Psalm 63: Longing to Worship the LORD While in the Wilderness

    EXCERPT Let’s be honest, we do not live in a perfect world, nor is our homeland Paradise. There is a Millennial Kingdom coming when King Jesus will rule from Jerusalem with justice and righteousness, but that day is still in the … Continue reading

  • The Death of Biblical Minimalism

    It is a good time to be a Christian. Information is more readily available and accessible than ever before. Whether it appears in books, in articles in print and on Web sites, or in podcasts and other media formats, Christian … Continue reading

  • The Tel Dan Stela and the Kings of Aram and Israel

    A people known as the Arameans lived in the regions of Syria and Mesopotamia in antiquity. They were a large group of linguistically related peoples who spoke dialects of a West Semitic language known as Aramaic. Although not politically unified, … Continue reading

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