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Origins (Genesis 1-11) — O.T. Scholars Weigh In

Posted: September 19, 2018

Philosopher and Christian apologist and I have written a book on early Genesis. See what Old Testament scholars are saying about Origins. . “Genesis 1–11 is the foundation of the… Read More

Thrive – Jacoby lesson for NECC

Posted: April 1, 2018

NECC Thrive The file is the .pdf (3 pages) accompanying the class recorded for the 2018 NECC (Northeast Christian Conference, Providence RI, July 2018). Here is the audio file (58… Read More

The Tower of Babel

Posted: October 11, 2017

The following material appeared in the weekly newsletter from 27 September to 11 October 2017. This series was adapted from The God Who Dared (1997), the next version of which was titled Genesis,… Read More

“Where Are You?” by Douglas Jacoby

Posted: August 23, 2017

Sermon, based on Genesis 3 & 4, given on August 20, 2017 at the North River Church of Christ. Watch video here.

The Rest of Genesis: [Supplement to Paul Copan & Douglas Jacoby’s Origins]

Posted: July 28, 2017

Departing the Primeval Period The stage has been set. We have explored the Primeval Period, and it’s time to transition into the next epoch. All the major themes of the… Read More

Sister of the Earliest Compete Old Testament Found

Posted: July 6, 2017

Press Release: SISTER OF THE EARLIEST COMPLETE OLD TESTAMENT FOUND Tyndale House, Cambridge, announces a new discovery made by young researcher Dr. Kim Phillips published in its latest Tyndale Bulletin… Read More

“The Day of the Lord” – sermon, Sunday, August 28, 2016

Posted: September 8, 2016

Given at the North River Church of Christ, Marietta, GA, USA. Based on Amos 5.

Q&A 1422 – How can we prove Jesus is the Messiah from the O.T.?

Posted: June 30, 2016

I am from a Jewish background. Would you please explain how Jesus Christ can be the Messiah, using the Hebrew Bible? Thanks. A fair question — and especially when you’ve… Read More

The Structure of the Old Testament

Posted: April 18, 2016

Here are a lesson and notes on The Structure of the Old Testament (46 minutes). Download it from here. To download the podcast, right click on the download link, and choose “save target… Read More

Cosmic Fall & Natural Evil, by Denis Lamoureux

Posted: March 5, 2016

Cosmic Fall & Natural Evil

Nehemiah 8 – “How’s Your Biblical Stamina?” – Douglas Jacoby

Posted: February 17, 2016

Sermon done on Nehemiah 8, at North River Church of Christ, on February 14, 2016.

Q&A 1400 – Christ in Zechariah

Posted: February 16, 2016

I came across Zechariah 14, and am hearing lots of interpretation, from future apocalyptic to that these events have already happened. Since much of the material in the prophets (like… Read More

Q&A 1397 – Jesus in the O.T. (study ideas)

Posted: February 6, 2016

I was wondering if you had any suggestions on books to read. I’m looking for something that traces the threads of the Gospel and Jesus through the Old Testament. Any suggestions? — Guy… Read More

Q&A 1394 – Trial by ordeal?

Posted: January 22, 2016

“Number 5:11-31 speaks of a test for an unfaithful wife and the law of jealousy. I’ve read some insightful commentaries, but would love to hear from you your understanding of… Read More

A Disciplined Life in 2016 – Intro & Responses

Posted: December 30, 2015

This podcast (8 minutes) will introduce you to the Proverbs Podcast series. This podcast covers the preface to Proverbs (1:1-7), and explains how the thought behind the Disciplined Life series…. Read More

Q&A 1370 – Shouldn’t we observe the regulations for the Year of Jubilee?

Posted: November 8, 2015

Is there any country that celebrates or follows the rules for the Year of Jubilee? And when I say follow, I mean they follow what it says in Leviticus 25:8-55:… Read More

Yahweh & the Ancient Gods

Posted: November 26, 2014

Originally titled Our God is an Awesome God: A Close Look at the gods of the Ancient World, and Why Yahweh is Best, this podcast examines the rivals of the one true… Read More

Questions about Modern Israel

Posted: August 31, 2014

Are current events in modern Israel only the unfolding of biblical prophecy? Given the severe tensions between Israelis and Palestinians, what position should Christians take?  Listen to the podcast, which addresses 7 questions… Read More

How the Bible Came to Be, Part 3 – The formation of the New Testament

Posted: November 26, 2013

To download this audio & listen to it later, right click below and “save target as” or “save link as”. Download Podcast For PDF notes for this class, click Here

How the Bible Came to Be, Part 1 – The formation of the Old Testament

Posted: November 26, 2013

To download the podcast and play it later, right click on the “download podcast” link below and select “save link as” or “save target as”. Download Podcast For PDF notes… Read More

10th C. BC Hebrew writing discovered

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to read the article.

Christ in the Psalms B

Posted: January 7, 2013

Here are a podcast and notes for Psalms 23, 49, 55: Christ in the Psalms (18 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or… Read More

Christ in the Psalms A

Posted: January 7, 2013

Here are a podcast and notes for Psalms 2, 22, 69, 110: Christ in the Psalms (21 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as”… Read More

Psalm 137, 58, 109

Posted: January 6, 2013

Here are a podcast and notes for Psalms 137, 58, 109: Prayers You Shouldn’t Pray (24 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as”… Read More

Psalm 51

Posted: January 5, 2013

Here are a podcast and notes for Psalms 51: Create in Me a Pure Heart (34 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as”… Read More

Psalms 73, 37

Posted: January 3, 2013

Here are a podcast and notes for Psalms 73, 37: When I’m Drifting (29 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save… Read More

Psalms 139, 40, 117

Posted: January 2, 2013

Here are a podcast and notes for Psalms 139, 40, 117: Focusing (20 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

Psalms 12, 46, 88

Posted: January 2, 2013

Here are a podcast and notes for Psalms 12, 46, 88: The Darkness (27 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save… Read More

Psalm 130 and 62

Posted: January 1, 2013

Here are a podcast and notes for Psalms 130 & 62 and Habakkuk 3: Learning about God (29 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save… Read More

Psalms 19 and 119

Posted: December 31, 2012

Here are a podcast and notes for Psalms 19 and 119: The Word of God (25 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as”… Read More

Psalm 1

Posted: December 29, 2012

Here are a podcast and notes for Introduction to Psalms and Psalm 1 (27 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save… Read More

Decalogue J: The 10th Commandment

Posted: October 31, 2012

Here are a podcast and notes on Decalogue J: The 10th Commandment (14 minutes) To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

Decalogue I: The 9th Commandment

Posted: October 31, 2012

Here are a podcast and notes on Decalogue I: The 9th Commandment (13 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

Decalogue H: The 8th Commandment

Posted: October 31, 2012

Here are a podcast and notes on Decalogue H: The 8th Commandment (12 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

Decalogue G: The 7th Commandment

Posted: October 31, 2012

Here are a podcast and notes on Decalogue G: The 7th Commandment (12 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

Decalogue F: The 6th Commandment

Posted: October 31, 2012

Here are a podcast and notes on Decalogue F: The 6th Commandment (13 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

Decalogue E: The 5th Commandment

Posted: October 31, 2012

Here are a podcast and notes on Decalogue E: The 5th Commandment (18 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

Decalogue D: The 4th Commandment

Posted: October 31, 2012

Here are a podcast and notes on Decalogue D: The 4th Commandment (17 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

Decalogue C: The 3rd Commandment

Posted: October 31, 2012

Here are a podcast and notes on Decalogue C: The 3rd Commandment (16 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

Decalogue B: The 2nd Commandment

Posted: October 31, 2012

Here are a podcast and notes on Decalogue B: The 2nd Commandment (18 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

Decalogue A: The 1st Commandment

Posted: October 31, 2012

Here are a podcast and notes on Decalogue A: The 1st Commandment (11 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

Clashing Worldviews

Posted: May 22, 2012

While this lesson may be of general interest, it has been designed specifically for M.A. students in Bible & Theology at Lincoln Christian University. These are my own reflections on… Read More

OT Archaeology

Posted: May 14, 2012

Here is a lesson on Old Testament Archaeology (54 minutes).     To download the file, please click HERE. If the link does not work when you left-click on it,… Read More

Complete list of O.T. podcasts

Posted: January 11, 2010

Here is the complete list of O.T. character podcasts. Nos. 1, 16, 18, 35, 52, and five of the Psalms podcasts are free to everyone. The other 61 podcasts are for… Read More

Book Names of the Bible

Posted: July 16, 2006

In weekly LINGUISTICS spot during 2003, we explored the etymologies of names of the books of the Bible. Download the file below to see all 66. Available Downloads: Download File… Read More

Building a Basic Bible Study Library, by Joey Harris

Posted: February 28, 2006

Building A Basic Bible Study Library Joey Harris Augusta, Georgia June 22, 2005 The best way to get to understand the Bible is simply to read it and to read… Read More

Judaism 101

Posted: February 16, 2006

http://www.jewfaq.org/toc.htm

Ancient Manuscript Discovered!

Posted: July 16, 2005

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8587435/ This 2000-year old manuscript of Leviticus was discovered in the Judean desert in 2005. Use the link above to read all about it!

Frequently Used Hebrew Words, by Glenn Giles

Posted: April 4, 2005

The attached paper is devoted to a study of the most frequently used Hebrew words in the OT. A final chapter will be devoted to a critical appraisal of the… Read More

Sons of God, by Bryan T. Huie

Posted: November 21, 2003

There has been much speculation about who these “sons of God” mentioned in the sixth chapter of Genesis were. Three basic interpretations of this passage have been advanced. The first,… Read More

Joshua’s Theme (by James Greig)

Posted: September 1, 2003

Attached is a paper by James Greig on the background and theme of the book of Joshua: Joshua.pdf.

Old Testament Extrabiblical Sources

Posted: August 4, 2003

This is a list (possibly incomplete) of sources cited in the O.T. books. The list omits references to actual O.T. books. These works are “extrabiblical” — outside (extra, Latin) the… Read More

Leviticus and Leprosy

Posted: July 17, 2003

One of the most dreaded diseases on earth is Hansen’s Disease, or leprosy. Ever since my first visit to India, some 30 years ago, I have been familiar at first hand… Read More

Apocryphal and Pseudepigraphal Dates

Posted: July 17, 2003

I. Canonical Old Testament (all dates approximate) 1000-400 B.C. II. Catholic Apocrypha (non-Catholic apocrypha in italics) A. Pre-165 1. Tobit (400-200) 2. Sirach (190) B. Hasmonean (165-63) 1. Greek additions… Read More

Sabbath Article

Posted: July 17, 2003

SABBATH ARTICLE first appearing in A Light to London, the bulletin of the London Church of Christ, May-June 1987 Christians must observe the Sabbath! Such, at any rate, is the… Read More

Egyptian Plagues

Posted: July 17, 2003

Adapted from the May/June 1998 issue of Biblical Archaeological Review. An Egyptian Record of the Plagues? The Admonitions of an Egyptian Sage, commonly known as the Papyrus Ipuwer, set forth… Read More