Reblogging another great article by Eric bin Kisam In the story about the wife of patriarch Abraham, Hagar, and his firstborn son, Ishmael, in the Torah in Genesis/Bereishit 16:7 there was mention of a place named Shur שֽׁוּר. וַֽיִּמְצָאָ֞הּ מַלְאַ֧ךְ יְהוָ֛ה עַל־עֵ֥ין הַמַּ֖יִם בַּמִּדְבָּ֑ר עַל־הָעַ֖יִן בְּדֶ֥רֶךְ שֽׁוּר An… Read More ›
Another classic article by Eric bin Kisam reblogged from 2016 In Exodus/Shemot 3:14 prophet Moses asked God what is His name, then God said to him Ehyeh ašer ehyeh אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה. The common English translation of this enigmatic phrase is: “I… Read More ›
The following article is reproduced from the Facebook page of Dr Bart D. Ehrman, a leading American New Testament scholar. Ehrman’s work focuses on textual criticism of the New Testament, the historical Jesus, and the development of early Christianity. Those of you who… Read More ›
Red pills prefer the truth, no matter how gritty and painful it may be. In Jesus: The Complete Guide we read: ‘The Gospels belong to a culture that had a distinctive approach to the recoding of the past. If they… Read More ›
Belief in an afterlife is basically absent from the Old Testament. The Qur’an suggests a reason why.
Marcus J. Borg, an American New Testament scholar and theologian, in his last book ponders the strange absence of the afterlife in the Jewish Bible: ‘In the Old Testament, which is more than two-thirds of the Christian Bible, belief in… Read More ›