Tag: the new testament

James or Jacob in the Bible?

09/15 | How did the Jewish name Ya’akov, properly translated as Jacob, become James in English versions of the Bible?   Read more…

Posted in Bible Versions and Translations, People in the Bible.

Mary, Simeon or Anna: Who First Recognized Jesus as Messiah?

09/13 | Who was the first person to truly recognize Jesus as the messiah and understand the implications? Biblical scholar Ben Witherington III takes a close look at the account given in   Read more…

Posted in New Testament.

The Binding or Sacrifice of Isaac

09/07 | The story of the offering of Isaac is one of the most powerful narratives in the Hebrew Bible. But each tradition has understood and used the story differently and for   Read more…

Posted in Bible Interpretation.


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