Word Meaning tevah A chest/box, probably an Egyptian loan-word from T-b-t: chest or coffin. arohn A chest/box where valuables are stored; or a coffin. kibotos A chest/box. thibis A wicker basket. Baby Moses’ tevah The use of thibis for baby Moses’ tevah emphasizes the material. Interestingly, this is the only appearance of this word, it is not used for other baskets, only for baby Moses’ tevah—plus it sounds similar. The first-century Jewish historian Josephus (as translated by William Whiston) adds: When they [Moses’parents Amram and Jochebed] had thus determined, they made an ark [plegma (plaited work, wickerwork)] of bulrushes [biblinon (soft pith of the papyrus plant)], after the manner of a cradle [koitidi (box-basket, related to kibotos)], and of a bigness sufficient for an infant to be laid in, without being too straitened [or, confined]: they then daubed it over with slime [asphaltôi (asphalt, pitch)], which would naturally keep […]
Do you know what “eye of a needle,” (referred to in the Bible) looks like? Matthew 19:24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. Is this it? This is a good video, on this topic.
Gluttony, derived from the Latin gluttire meaning to gulp down or swallow, means over-indulgence and over-consumption of food, drink, or wealth items to the point of extravagance or waste. – the act or practice of eating and/or drinking to excess. Is gluttony a sin? What does the Bible say about overeating? Proverbs 23:20-21 warns us, “Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.” Proverbs 28:7 declares, “He who keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.” Philippians 3:19 Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. 1Corinthians 3:16-17 Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy […]
A few grammar tips! Capitalize “Bible” and “Scripture”, but DO NOT capitalize their respective adjectives, “scriptural” and “biblical.” Capitalize titles of biblical books (Genesis, 1 Kings), divisions of the Bible (Pentateuch, Synoptic Gospels), and sections or parts within books (Passion Narrative, Gradual Psalms, Penitential Psalms). Always capitalize “Gospel” when the reference is to one of the four canonical Gospels, even when the Gospel in question is specified, as with “Mark’s Gospel.” The words faith, salvation, grace, and so on, are not capitalized. When referring to New Testament letters use capitals. Examples: Epistle / Letter to the Romans Second Corinthians. These rules admit of two exceptions: 1. The designations “book” (book of Job) and “parable” (parable of the talents) are not capitalized. 2. References to genres of biblical literature or to the psalms in general (as opposed to the book of Psalms) should not be capitalized. Examples include: “these psalms are […]
Today is Veteran’s Day. We must remember to pray for our leaders as well. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 1I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
ec·u·me·nism (ky-m-nzm, -ky-) n. 1. A movement promoting unity among Christian churches or denominations. 2. A movement promoting worldwide unity among religions through greater cooperation and improved understanding. The Modern Apostate Ecumenical Movement Yoking with Satan in Jesus’ name! There is great emphasis in the church today on uniting professing Christians of all denominations and beliefs. The message is that we’re not so different after all… we can work together. 2nd Corinthians 6:14-17 forbids this! Setting aside theological differences, we can help each other in the things we all agree upon. That effort is commonly referred to as “ecumenism,” which is defined as “the organized attempt to bring about the cooperation and unity of all believers in Christ.” The foundation for this ecumenical trend has been laid and built upon over many years. We saw the beginning of institutional ecumenism in the 1960’s, with The World Council of Churches, mostly […]
‘IMMEDIATELY AFTER the TRIBULATION OF THOSE DAYS shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: AND THEN shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a TRUMPET, and THEY SHALL GATHER TOGETHER HIS ELECT from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.’ (Matt. 24:29-31) ‘No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up AT THE LAST DAY.’ (John 6:44) ‘ . . . we which are alive and remain unto […]
The following transcript is copied from comments on a blog I read……… The video was in another post of the same comments. No, I won’t get off of it. “It” being the truth. I also will not let you tell a lie on me, or create a straw man argument. I’ve already said I am not Catholic and I reject anything that says you have to do things which God said NOT to do.I don’t reject the Lord, because I strive to do what He says. That doesn’t mean I am perfect, and I never will be. That is why blood was shed. What I reject is the gospel of man that says that you don’t have to listen to the Lord. What I reject is a self-proclaimed liar who said, “I told a lie, but the truth of God was spread through it, so why are you calling me […]
Many Christians have been deceived by a familiar spirit! A familiar spirit has convinced them (through signs and wonders manifested in their flesh) that they are “walking in the spirit” when they obey “the voice” that tells them that it is good to work on the Sabbath Day. “After all”, the deceiver says, “Jesus’ disciples plucked corn on the sabbath day to feed themselves.” The delusion is so profound that they believe that the voice of a demon is the voice of The Good Shepherd. Then, they draw others into following “the voice” of familiar spirits by saying: “Do You Hear His Voice? You Can!” and quote this verse: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:” John 10:27 In context, Jesus told his disciples that he is The Good Shepherd. So let us consider these words that describe the faithfulness of our good shepherd: […]
John 10:28-29 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.
Zephaniah 3:17 17 The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.