The Books of 1 and 2 Kings

The Books of 1 and 2 Kings

The Books of 1 and 2 Kings are the last of what the Hebrew canon calls the Former Prophets (being Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings), which then leads to Latter Prophets (namely Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and the Twelve (‘minor prophets’)). In the Hebrew canon, 1 and 2...

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The Books of 1 and 2 Samuel

The Books of 1 and 2 Samuel

In the original Hebrew composition, 1 and 2 Samuel is one book. During the second half of the third century BC, 70 scribes translated the Hebrew Old Testament into the Greek Septuagint. Because the scrolls at that time did not have enough space for the content of...

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Ruth

Ruth

The Book of Ruth is a literary masterpiece. Just as well it is, for if Ruth is placed immediately after the Book of Judges — as is done in the Septuagint and in most Bibles today — then it makes for a refreshing and comforting alternative to the dire ending of Judges....

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Judges

Judges

The Book of Judges is not about the ‘good old days’ in Israel. On the contrary, it describes the decline of Israel through many cycles of oppression and (temporary) deliverance under the Judges (Judges 3:7-16:31). The God of Israel, however, is faithful to fulfil His...

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Joshua

Joshua

The Book of Joshua bears the name of its principal human character. In the Greek, the name Joshua is the equivalent of the name Jesus, meaning ‘the Lord saves/delivers’, so it is not just any name. We first hear of Joshua in Exodus 17:9-13 where he is a military...

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Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy

Based on the first words in this book, the Hebrew title of Deuteronomy is ‘ēlleh haddėbarîm which means ‘these are the words’. This title is appropriate because, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the fifth and last book of the Pentateuch contains the last...

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Numbers

Numbers

The fifth word in the Hebrew text of the fourth book of the Pentateuch is bemidbār, which means ‘in the wilderness’. The English title ‘Numbers’ comes from a translation of the Greek word ‘Arithmoi’, used in the Septuagint, which refers to the two censuses in this...

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Leviticus

Leviticus

As the third book of the Torah, Leviticus moves almost seamlessly from Exodus to the further revelation of God. God revealed the content of the Book of Leviticus during a 30-day period between the time the tabernacle was raised up (Exodus 40:17) and the census...

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Exodus

Exodus

By starting with the words ‘Now these are the names of the children of Israel who came to Egypt’, Exodus (1:1) neatly links with Genesis with its various ‘tôledôts’ (meaning: this is the descendants or generations of). Moreover, Genesis ends with the deaths of Jacob...

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Genesis

Genesis

The very first word in the Hebrew text is Berē’šît, meaning ‘in the beginning’ — and Hebrew titles of Bible books often base their name from the first or second word of the book. Genesis is indeed a book of beginnings, first telling how God created the heavens and the...

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Habakkuk

Habakkuk

The New Testament quotes Habakkuk 2:4 three times: The just shall live by faith (Romans 1:17b; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38). And without faith, the writer of Hebrews (11:6) makes clear, it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is,...

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The Basis of the Second Coming of Christ

The Basis of the Second Coming of Christ

Are there any pre-conditions that must be met before the Second Coming of Christ can occur? Why will anti-Jewishness increase as we near the end of this age? To understand the twofold basis of the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, one must start with some events...

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