Karnak in Genesis

Johnny Carson did skits of Karnak the Great, where he spoofed magicians & psychics.  You can catch a show at the end. Temple of Karnak, Luxor, Egypt The modern day Luxor is what the ancient Greeks called Thebes and the Egyptians called Waset.  It is in Upper Egypt, about 312 miles south of Cairo and … Continue reading Karnak in Genesis

Is Petra in the Old Testament

The theory is that the Greek name Petra (“Rock”) replaced the biblical name Sela, which is mentioned in 2 Kings xiv. 7 1In the second year of Joash son of Joahaz king of Israel, Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah became king.... 3 He did right in the sight of the LORD.. 5 … Continue reading Is Petra in the Old Testament

Jesus is praised by the Children

Jesus is praised by the children, right after he curses the merchandise market at the Temple, an interesting comparison of the old and jaded vs the young and pure. 14 The blind and the crippled came to him in the Temple, and he healed them. 15 And the chief priests and the teachers of the … Continue reading Jesus is praised by the Children

Jesus Cleans out the Temple

So while in Jerusalem.... 12Jesus went into the Temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the stools of those who sold pigeons, 13 and said to them, “It is written in the Scriptures that God said, ‘My Temple will be called a … Continue reading Jesus Cleans out the Temple

Lazarus Saturday…the Miracle

​Jesus Raises Lazarus 31 The people who were in the house with Mary comforting her followed her when they saw her get up and hurry out. They thought that she was going to the grave to weep there.32 Mary arrived where Jesus was, and as soon as she saw him, she fell at his feet. … Continue reading Lazarus Saturday…the Miracle

Camels in the OT & the absence of evidence

.Reposted from BibleStudyTools.com Is the Bible Wrong about Camels in Genesis? by Kenneth Way Recent news reports are claiming that the references to camels in the patriarchal narratives (Gen 12:16; etc.) of Genesis are “anachronistic,” or historically out of place, because there is allegedly no evidence for camel domestication before the tenth century BC. This … Continue reading Camels in the OT & the absence of evidence

Daily Verse…Genesis

IN THE beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light; … Continue reading Daily Verse…Genesis

Judges 8: Gideon goes to Penuel

From Succoth, Gideon goes up the Jabbok, now the Arabic Zarqa River (see the map below) to Penuel (Peniel from is the same place).   The two towns  are close in distance, about five and half miles away, but despite this being the place where Jacob met Yahweh and became Israel (Genesis 32:30), they too say … Continue reading Judges 8: Gideon goes to Penuel

Judges Chapter 6, The Midianites are in Control

Last we saw there was singing and jubilation in Judges with Deborah and Barak singing the Triumphal poem,  Song of Deborah.  But nothing lasts forever and in the next chapter, six,  evil has corrupted the hearts and minds of the Israelites once again and the Midianites  have conquered them. The Midianites are descended from Abraham … Continue reading Judges Chapter 6, The Midianites are in Control