Category Archives: Hebrews

Church Write-Up: Was Melchizedek Jesus?

For church last Sunday, I watched John MacArthur’s service on the Internet, then I watched the service of the church that I normally attend.  It was supposed to rain last Sunday morning, so I stayed home.  But it turned out … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Hebrews, by Dr. Kathy Stewart

Dr. Kathy Stewart.  Hebrews: It’s Not How You Start—It’s How You Finish: A Study Guide to the Most Encouraging Book in the New Testament.  Bloomington: WestBow Press, 2013.  See here to buy the book. As the title indicates, this book … Continue reading

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A Comparison of Philo’s Special Laws I with the Epistle to the Hebrews

I recently finished Philo’s Special Laws I for my daily quiet time.  Yesterday, I moved on to Special Laws II.  Philo was a first century C.E. Jewish thinker in Alexandria, Egypt.  He interpreted the Torah in light of Greek philosophy. … Continue reading

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The Testament of Abraham: Salvation and Answered Prayer

I recently read the Testament of Abraham for my daily quiet time.  The Charlesworth Pseudepigrapha dates it to the first-second centuries C.E.  E.P. Sanders, in his editorial introduction to the work, argues that it has an Egyptian Jewish background. In … Continue reading

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“My Pain Is Understood”

For its Bible study, my church is going through The Easter Experience: What If What Happened Then Changes Everything Now?  Last night, we did Lesson 3, “My Pain Is Understood.”  The point of the lesson was that Jesus understands whatever … Continue reading

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Forsake Not the Assembling of Yourselves Together

Hebrews 10:23-25 states (in the King James Version): “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:  Not forsaking … Continue reading

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Accountability, Seeing Miracles, and the Israelites in the Wilderness

As I’ve done my daily quiet time in the Book of Deuteronomy, I’ve thought about a view that one of my relatives has.  According to my relative, people in this day and age can be saved, but they cannot be … Continue reading

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A Goal and a Mission

I read the itinerary in Numbers 33 for my daily quiet time.  What I’d like to write about today is the goal of life. I started by thinking about the broad-sweeping history in the Hebrew Bible.  When did it come … Continue reading

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Cleansing Others, and the Thankless Job

I have two items for today, both of them related to my daily quiet time in the Book of Numbers: 1.  In Numbers 19, we see the law concerning the red heifer, whose ashes are mixed with water to purify … Continue reading

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Musonius’ God

G. Reale, A History of Ancient Philosophy: The Schools of the Imperial Age, trans. John R. Catan (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1990) 72. The following are quotes from Musonius Rufus (30 C.E.-101 C.E.), whom Reale claims was … Continue reading

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