Ancient History

The complete list of nations that once inhabited the biblical land of Canaan

The bible lists nations that inhabited the land of Canaan in several verses. In some verses, the list varies slightly. This is likely because, when ordered by date written, the number of nations decreased as time passes. This hints that some nations ( Kadmonites, Rephaites) disappeared. Verses that list the…
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History

The Dynasties of Egypt – a complete list and timeline of the rulers and Pharaohs of Egypt and how they relate to the biblical narrative.

Egyptian rulers are mentioned throughout the Bible. Scholars have attempted to identify the ancient rulers using Egyptian historical records and monuments. Unfortunately, many of the names have been lost or are unidentifiable. Historians divide ancient Egyptian history into 30 or 32 pharaonic dynasties (3100 BC - 332 BC). A dynasty…
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Ancient Texts

The complete history of Bible translations – how the Word was delivered from God to our modern-day bibles

The goal of Bible translators is to render the biblical texts from their original language, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, into a “receptor language” while preserving as much of the original meaning as possible. Translators use ancient manuscripts and earlier bible translations to accomplish their goal. Today the Bible has been…
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Ancient Texts

Which Bible translation is the most accurate? How bible translators interpret and convert ancient text to modern-day languages.

To understand biblical scripture, it is up to the reader to apply prior knowledge and common sense when reading the text. However, a common question on many reader’s minds is, “Which biblical translation is the most accurate?” In truth, it’s an impossible question to answer. To grasp why, you must…
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Historical Sermons

The Deity of Christ – C.I. Scofield (historical sermon 1860-1937)

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." —John 1:1 I WANT to present to you, as best I may, the grounds upon which Christians receive Jesus Christ as God manifest in the flesh. Beyond all question, Christianity as a religion…
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Historical Sermons

Is Life Worth Living? – C.I. Scofield (historical sermon 1842-1921)

"For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself." —Romans 14:7 TODAY we are to ask the Bible to answer the deep question, "What is the true meaning of life?" I shall not insult your intelligence by one word of argument as to the importance of…
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Historical Sermons

The Demon of Worry – C.I. Scofield (historical sermon 1842-1921)

“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?” “Take therefore no thought for the morrow:” —Matt. 6:31, 34 Some of the things that Jesus Christ found in the world seem to have caused Him surprise. We are told…
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Historical Sermons

Law and Grace – C.I. Scofield (historic sermon 1842-1921)

"For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ" —John 1:17 The most obvious and striking division of the Word of truth is that between law and grace. Indeed, these contrasting principles characterize the two most important dispensations: the Jewish and Christian. "For the…
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History

What we know about the Twelve Disciples (or Twelve Apostles) mentioned in the New Testament Bible

The list of the twelve disciples are found in various verses in the New Testament. They are usually referred to as disciples but occasionally called “apostles” (in fact, only once in Matthew, once in Mark, and six times in Luke). Their designation “apostles” (which means "ambassador" or “one who is…
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Ancient Texts

The collected writings of T. Justin Martyr – first century philosopher and early Christian Apologist (part 1 of 2)

Introduction to Justin Martyr Justin Martyr, also known as Saint Justin, was an early Christian apologist.  Originally a professional philosopher, Justin converted to Christianity about 130 AD after witnessing Christians die for their faith.  He learned about Christianity from “an old Christian man” who told him of a “true philosophy”…
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