History of Nehemiah

the tomb of Xerxes I built by his son, Artaxerxes i Books 1-7 of Nehemiah  are considered his memoirs.  Books 8-12 are  thought to be editted later by the prophet Ezra, but that is problematic because Ezra is traditionally, Ezra (Esdras I+ II) is considered to have been in Jerusaleum thirteen years earlier than Nehemiah, …

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Why make a study of the bible?

From Dr Briggs’ General Introduction to the Study of Holy Scripture, published by Scribner's 1899.  You can read it on Google or archive.org where they let you download it.  Google has stopped a lot of that, but that's a sick company anyways. 1. Biblical Study is the most important of all studies, for it is …

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Pentecost Sunday June 4th, 2017

Reading After the Saviour's Ascension into the Heavens, the eleven Apostles and the rest of His disciples, the God-loving women who followed after Him from the beginning, His Mother, the Holiest Virgin Mary, and His brethren-all together about 120 souls returned from the Mount of Olives to Jerusalem. Entering into the house where they gathered, …

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What the boundaries of Biblical Israel?

from Deuteronomy16 And unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites I gave from Gilead even unto the river Arnon half the valley, and the border even unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon;17 The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast thereof, from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, even …

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English Poet Samuel Butler + James 3

 "...there is no mistake so great as that of being always right." —SAMUEL BUTLER, 17th-century British satirist Samuel Butler, (baptized February 8, 1612, Strensham,Worcestershire, England—died September 25, 1680, London) was an English  poet and satirist. He is famous for penning Hudibras, a  burlesque poem and the first English satire to make a notable and successful attack …

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Psalms: Shine On

Psalm 139: 12  Yes, the darkness hideth not from Thee; but the night shineth as the day: for the darkness and the light are both alike to Thee.......Webster's Revised Bible, 1833This is repeated in the Book of Job as well as the famous 23rd Psalm.Job, which is considered one of the earliest books written.   In …

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Most Powerful Prayers #35 How Wide, How Long, How High, and How Deep

Ephesians 3:17-19 is a popular choice.  The print can be bought on etsy.  The version below is from the New Century Bible, a simplified Bible text aimed at children with limited vocabulary skills, much like the Gleason's New Life Bible.  Recently, the NCV text was combined with The Youth Bible and updated in 2007. 17 I …

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Confusion among Bibles: the Best of the Rest

  This set are bibles that are idiosyncratic i.e. they have odd licensing agreements or tend to have unusual translations.  Whatever their reason, they are not very popular but are worth considering. The World English Bible is actually an update to the 1901  American Standard version.  It also has footnotes to explain some of its …

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