Addressing the Claims | God Destroyed Job’s Family for No Reason?

I recently did an in-depth study of Job. Before I discuss its content, I’d like to make a few points on the nature of the book of Job as we see it today. First, it’s written by several different scribes who didn’t all speak the same language or dialect of Hebrew. So, it’s English version is very loosely interpreted. Secondly, it’s one of the oldest texts in the bible and…

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Be ye not deceived!| 10 Claims Against God

Oh, how easy it is to twist the word of God and deceive the masses! In search of new study topics, I Googled “controversial bible verses” because I love busting wrong thinking wide open! And boy did I get an eye full. I found lists of bible stories that are portrayed by some to be proof of a diabolical creator God. The Apologists’ Approach The first site I came across…

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Compassion

To the Wise | If we always say what’s on our mind or consistently apply consequences to its fullest extent, we lack compassion. What if Yahuah lacked compassion toward us? Hebrew | Chemel (חמל) is one of the Hebrew words we translate as compassion and spare; although, it is literally to hold back from fulfilling something including consequences due or one’s words or, as we say down South, to spare…

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Jephthah’s Child Sacrifice

A friend of mine brought this story to my attention last night. I’d never heard it framed as child sacrifice, so when she told me that’s what some people believe, I was confused. Nonetheless, I decided to do this study to find out if there was any truth to it. Would my God reward human sacrifice? It just did not line up with what I knew about scripture or about…

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Fear At An Impasse

In Exodus 14 the Israelite are in a panic. They are fussing at Moses basically saying, “Dude, we told you just leave it alone but you insisted we come out here to die!” Moses reminds them not to fear. The outcome of this story reveals that it doesn’t matter what we say. What matters is what we do when we reach an impasse. Here’s the Hebrew translation of a few…

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Genesis 1:3-5 Activity

Here’s what you learned in Genesis 1:3-5. Try to remember what the prefixes, suffixes, and root words listed in the notes below mean. Go back and look at the meanings if you can’t remember. You learned the prefixes; כ (ka) and ל (la). These sounds in front of a word is an indication that the phrase might begin with a prefix. We learned 12 new Hebrew words; אמר, אור, כי,…

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Genesis 1:3-5

Read the table from right to left starting at verse 3 and see if you recognize any words, fixes, or structural concepts from the previous verses. Do you remember their significance or what they mean?  ויאמר pronounced “WaYAmar”. It is a three-part phrase; ו+י+אמר, and he said. The base root “Amar” is a verb meaning to say. The prefix (י) is translated he will do; however, the presence of the…

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The Obedience of Fear

Just before Israel’s exodus out of Egypt, Yah plagued Egypt with ten plagues. The seventh plague was hail that would kill every living thing in its path. Exodus 9 explains that the land of Goshen, where the Israelite lived, would not experience this plague but Yah sent Moses and Aaron to warn the Pharoah and his servants about how to avoid its consequences. Hidden in this story is the functional…

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30 Ways To Say ‘Gather’ | PART 5

אגר  Strongs #H103(3) Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them. Deu 28:39 אגר is literally, the energy accumulated first, always referring to harvesting. It can be defined as a human’s food source gathered – hence ‘energy gathered’. זעק  H2199 But the Spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon, and he blew a trumpet; and Abiezer was gathered after him. Jdg…

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30 Ways To Say ‘Gather’ | PART 4

Certainly, you understand the importance of having the correct meaning of Hebrew words by now. Still, we have only covered a portion of all the words misinterpreted as gather in scripture. ערם  Strong’s# H6192 And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea. Exo 15:8 ערם means naked or bare. It…

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