In a richly-textured, controversial and provocative literary work, award-winning author Latayne C. Scott examines: What would it have been like to be a woman, a Gentile, and someone onto whom the Holy Breath moved – to produce what became the mysterious Epistle to the Hebrews in the Bible?
The purpose of Christian Discipleship is to help you, as a follower of Jesus Christ, to fulfill this Great Commission in your personal life. Christian Discipleship will guide you through the disciplemaking process, step-by-step, and help you make the most of your time and effort in discipling new believers and others who need this vital training. Whether you are a youth minister, pastor, young person or adult, this manual will get you involved in reaching others for Christ and then training them to make disciples.
Like many Christians today in the academic world, Dr. Steven Collins felt pulled in different directions when it came to apparent conflicts between the Bible and scholarly research and theory—an intellectual crisis that inspired him to lay it all on the line as he set off to locate the lost city of Sodom.
Recounting Dr. Collins’s quest for Sodom in absorbing detail, this adventure-cum-memoir reflects the tensions that define biblical archaeology as it narrates a tale of discovery. Readers follow “Dr. C” as he tracks down biblical, archaeological, and geographical clues to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, narrowing the list of possible sites as he weighs evidence and battles skeptics. Finally, he arrives at a single location that looms as the only option: a massive ancient ruin called Tall el-Hammam in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Many scholars who were initially opposed to Dr. Collins’s theory now concede that history books may need to be rewritten in light of his groundbreaking discovery. It—along with several other recent finds—is challenging the assumptions of academics and asserting a new voice in the controversy of biblical archaeology and the dispute over using the Bible as a credible historical source.
An Ulpan is an Israeli language school. This workbook is based on the Ulpan alphabet learning program and is designed to help you learn the Hebrew alphabet and basic pronunciation. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the 18-hour course taught by the author at Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but can be used in any learning context where the instructor is familiar with the Ulpan methodology. If you already have a basic knowledge of Hebrew, then you can also use this workbook for self-study and review to develop and maintain your proficiency with the Hebrew language.
Historians and Bible scholars have a long history of speculation about the identity of the pharaoh at the time of the Israelite Exodus from Egypt. Indeed, we cannot help but wonder to which of Egypt?s great kings Moses said, ?Let my people go!? Some believe that the answer lies in comparing a selected biblical Exodus chronology (early or late) with a particular version of the Egyptian chronology (high, middle or low), thereby locating the Pharaoh of the Exodus at a point of chronological correlation. But this approach has always proved inadequate from a historiographical perspective. This detailed study reveals that the Exodus events as described in the Bible do, in fact, fit with precision into a corresponding segment of ancient Near Eastern history when sources from Egypt, Hatti, Mittani, Assyria, the Levant, and the biblical narratives are properly understood and superimposed.
Passion, Power, Proxy, Release is a reflective, insightful work surrounding the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ—two of the most important events in the history of mankind—and how those events affect the believer, particularly as they pertain to communion and worship. While no follower of Christ ever wishes to take His sacrifice lightly, the Scriptures, poems and insights contained within this work reach deep into our souls and reignite that first love, even if it blazes hot.
Whereas most books on Revelation are theological in nature, this book is distinctively different. Get ready for a verse-by-verse—and sometimes phrase-by-phrase—walk through the apostle John’s Revelation of Jesus Christ that will challenge you to think about what John might have actually seen as the Revelation unfolded and how he interpreted what he saw so that he could explain it to his readers. This book is intended to be used as a study guide. It asks a lot of thought-provoking questions and leaves unanswered questions that can be easily answered from the text of Revelation. Background information is provided where needed to help you understand the more subtle issues and difficult passages. Use this book for your own personal study. Use it as a leader’s guide for group study. Just be ready to think—and to think outside the box—as you are led through this fascinating last book of the Bible.