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Does Deuteronomy 32:7-9 say that Yahweh has a father Elyon?

Some critics of the Bible have claimed that Yahweh has a father Elyon as recorded in Deuteronomy 32:7-9. Elyon is the Hebrew word for Most-High in verse 8, and Yahweh is the Hebrew word for LORD in verse 9. 7 Remember the days of old;     consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will […]

Is Purim mentioned in the New Testament?

Is Purim mentioned in the New Testament? No. Purim (lots) is a feast only mentioned in the Old Testament book of Esther, where the establishment of the feast is mentioned at the end of the book. Although it was continuously celebrated as a feast during the time of Jesus’ ministry and till today every Spring, […]

Does Abba (Mark 14:36, Romans 8:15, Galatians 4:6) mean “daddy” or just “father” in Aramaic?

Abba in the Aramaic sections of the Old Testament is the standard Aramaic word for father, for example “our fathers” in Ezra 4:15, 5:12, Daniel 2:23, or in the singular: Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, […]

Did God tell Samuel to lie? (1 Samuel 16:1-5)

Question / Comment – Is it ever ok to lie? We know that God is truth, and His Word is truth. He cannot lie. However, we can find in the Bible examples of minor lies in the Bible that are either directed by God or committed by one of God’s prophets with no reprimand from […]

What is the meaning of John 20:17?

The King James Version of John 20:17 has “Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father” Modern versions have “hold on to me” or “cling to me”: Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me (NIV) Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me (ESV) except that to lay hold on […]

What was the “thirteenth tribe” of Israel?

There was no thirteenth tribe of Israel in the Bible. This is a modern antisemitic conspiracy theory with no support among scholars. To illustrate, the following is taken from An Antisemitic Conspiracy Theory is Being Shared on Telegram to Justify Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine 5th May 2022 By Lea Gerster  for the Institute for Strategic […]