How Can Modern Medicine Relate to the Old Testament?

Many laws in the Pentateuch (Genesis-Deuteronomy) relate to diet and hygiene for the Hebrew people. Theologians for centuries thought that these merely served a ceremonial function or formed a cultural barrier to separate Israel from the surrounding pagan cultures. However, ...

Exodus 4:21 OTBD: Did God Harden Pharaoh’s Heart?

Exodus 4:21 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 21 Jehovah said to Moses, “When you go and return to Egypt see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders which I have put in your hand; but I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go.

Has Christianity Had a Bad Influence on History?

"No, Christianity hasn’t had a bad influence on history. Christian beliefs and practices—that is, those consistent with Christ’s teachings—have produced countless positive by-products in history." Alvin J. Schmidt's answer should not have been a simple “No.” It should have been a “Yes and no.”

Is the Old Testament Ethical?

The prevailing prejudice against Scripture is that the Old Testament portrays a violent God of a violent people and is filled with narratives recounting horrendous events with disreputable people playing major roles. Is the Old Testament ethical? Here are some reasons why it is.

GENESIS 2:4: The Hebrew Word Toledot

Toledot (“the account of”) occurs throughout Genesis and when taken as a heading introduces a new section each time except for its use in Genesis 36:9 (Gen. 2:4; 5:1; 6:9; 10:1; 11:10,27; 25:12,19; 36:1; 37:2).

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