What Does Blasphemy Mean in the Bible?

Blasphemy in the Bible

What does the word blasphemy mean?  Can Christians commit blasphemy today? What is Blasphemy? A secular dictionary defines blasphemy as a profane or contemptuous utterance, act or writing concerning God and can also be an oral reproach of God, God’s name, or His attributes.  It could be the act of insulting God and His name or showing a lack of reverence toward God.  It is close to slandering His holy name or spreading malicious lies that harm God’s reputation, so blasphemy in a sense is slande … [Read more...]

What Does Amen Mean in the Bible? Why Do Christians Say Amen?

What Is Amen In The Bible

You read the word “amen” quite often in the Scriptures and hear it but what exactly does the word amen mean?What is the Hebrew Form of Amen? The Hebrew word used for amen in the Old Testament is “ei men” and means “so be it, verily, true,” or “truly” (literally “truth”) and is a declaration of your affirmation of what was just spoken or written.  It is like the pastor saying “Jesus is God” and some in the congregation say “amen” or “truly.”  Amen is frequently used at the end of a prayer or … [Read more...]

What Does Unequally Yoked Mean in the Bible?

What does the term “unequally yoked” mean?  What does this have to do with believers in the church?Ancient Yokes Yokes were used to fasten two animals together, often Oxen, to pull carts, wagons, plows, or used to even pull tree stumps out.  Not surprisingly, the word yoke is associated with “servitude” but it could also mean indentured or enslaved too because God told Jeremiah that “any nation that will bring its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him, I will leave on its … [Read more...]

What Language Did Jesus Speak? Was it Aramaic or Hebrew?

Jesus, Language, Speak

What language or languages did Jesus speak?  Was it Aramaic, Hebrew, Greek or more?The Languages of the Bible The Old Testament was written in Hebrew and the New Testament was written in Koine Greek but the New Testament also contains some Aramaic.  The Greek that was commonly spoken in the New Testament period was called the Koine Greek or the “common” (Koine) Greek which at that time was in common use.  We know that the Apostle Paul spoke Greek but He also spoke Hebrew as we see in Acts 21 … [Read more...]

What Does The Number Ten (10) Mean or Represent in the Bible?

Number 10 in the bible

Is there meaning to the number 10 in the Bible? If so, what does this number mean or represent?The 10 Commandments God gave us the 10 Commandments that were a reflection of His expectations of mankind and as a way to represent His holiness.  The first four are vertical (towards God) and the last six are horizontal (human relations).  Couldn’t there have been more than 10 Commandments?  Why not 15 or 20?  The fact is that the 10 Commandments, if kept, would be all that society would require t … [Read more...]

What Does the Number Forty (40) Mean or Represent in the Bible?

40 in the Bible

Numbers can often have meaning in the Bible so what does the number forty mean and what is normally associated with it?Forty: the Number of Testing The number forty usually has to do with testing in the Bible.  There are dozens of examples to show this and we will examine a few to see why this is so.  From Jesus to the children of Israel in the Wilderness, the number forty shows that testing and trials are sometimes associated with this number and so we read in the Scriptures that the n … [Read more...]