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Exodus 6:16-20 How is it possible that the Israelites were in Egypt for 430 years?

Exodus 6:16-20 How is it possible that the Israelites were in Egypt for 430 years?

by Edward D. Andrews

Fri, Sep 26, 2014

Dealing with Bible difficulties Patiently. Do not be discouraged because you do not solve every problem in a day. If some difficulty persistently defies your very best efforts at a solution, lay it aside for a while. Later it will likely be resolved, and you will wonder how you were ever perplexed by it.

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Exodus 6:10-13 Did Moses receive his call in Egypt or Midian?

Exodus 6:10-13 Did Moses receive his call in Egypt or Midian?

by Edward D. Andrews

Fri, Sep 26, 2014

Dealing with Bible difficulties Humbly. Recognize the limitations of your own mind and knowledge, and do not for a moment imagine that there is no solution just because you have found none. There is, in all probability, a very simple solution, even when you can find no solution at all.

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Archaeology

Archaeological Site of Achmetha

Archaeological Site of Achmetha

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Fri, Sep 26, 2014

ak'-me-tha[1] (Ezr 6:2; 'achmetha'; Septuagint Amatha; Peshitta achmathan; in Tiglath Pileser's inscription circa 1100 BC Amadana: in Darius' Behistun Inscr., II, 76-78, Hangmatana = "Place of Assembly"; Agbatana, in Herodotus; Ekbatana, Xenophon, etc.; so 1 Esdras 6:23; Tobit 3:7; 6:5; 7:1; 14:12,14; Judith 1:1,2,14; 2 Macc 9:3; Talmud hamdan; now hamadan).

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Archaeological Site of Acco

Archaeological Site of Acco

Fri, Sep 26, 2014

(Acco)[1] also known as Accho, Acre, and Ptolemais is a town on the Syrian coast a few miles north of Carmel, on a small promontory on the north side of a broad bay that lies between it and the modern town of Haifa. This bay furnishes the best anchorage for ships of any on this coast except that of George, at Beirut, and Alexandretta at the extreme north.

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Bible Background

Tent Dwellings

Tent Dwellings

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Fri, Sep 26, 2014

IN THE BIBLE, living in tents is of ancient origin. It goes back before the days of Abraham. The first reference in the Scriptures to tent life is concerning the man Jabal, of whom it is said, “he was the father of such as dwell in tents” (Genesis 4:20). Following the Flood the Sacred Record says, "God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem" (Genesis 9:27).

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Biblical Studies

The Baptism of Jesus – Matthew 3:13-17

The Baptism of Jesus – Matthew 3:13-17

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Fri, Sep 26, 2014

You have here the account of our Lord Jesus Christ's baptism. This was His first step, when He entered on His ministry. When the Jewish priests took up their office at the age of thirty, they were washed with water. When our great High Priest begins the great work He came into the world to accomplish, He is publicly baptized.

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Bible Translation

New Bible Translation – Updated American Standard Version

New Bible Translation – Updated American Standard Version

by Edward D. Andrews

Fri, Sep 26, 2014

Christian Publishing House is taking it upon them to publish a new translation of the Bible, i.e., the Updated American Standard Version. Some are likely saying, “Why?” “Another new Bible, why do we need another new translation?” This may seem like reasonable responses when we consider that there are over 100 English translations of the Bible. As of November 2012, the full Bible has been translated into 518 languages, and 2,798 languages have at least some portion of the Bible

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Biblical Interpretation

Joseph, Mary, and Jesus Escape to Egypt – Matthew 2:13-23

Joseph, Mary, and Jesus Escape to Egypt – Matthew 2:13-23

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Fri, Sep 26, 2014

Observe in this passage, how true it is that the rulers of this world are seldom friendly to the cause of God. The Lord Jesus comes down from heaven to save sinners, and at once, we are told that Herod the king “sought to destroy him.”

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Textual Criticism

Ancient Texts – Papyrus 4

Ancient Texts – Papyrus 4

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Fri, Sep 26, 2014

Papyrus 4 P4, part of Suppl. Gr. 1120) is an early New Testament papyri of the Gospel of Luke in Greek. It is dated as being about 150-175 C.E. century manuscript.

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Ancient Texts and Artifacts, Papyrus 1

Ancient Texts and Artifacts, Papyrus 1

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Papyrus 1 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) designated by P1, ε 01 (von Soden), is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Gospel of Matthew dating palaeographically to the early 3rd century. It is currently housed at the University of Pennsylvania Museum (E 2746),[1] and was discovered inOxyrhynchus, Egypt.

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