Who Were The Moabites In The Bible?


Who were the Moabites? Why were they natural enemies of God and of Israel? The Origins of the Moabites Lot’s firstborn child, which came through Lot’s own daughter, her firstborn, was called Moab and “He is the father of the Moabites to this day” (Gen 19:37) and Lot’s younger daughter “also bore a son and called his name Ben-ammi. He is the father of the Ammonites to this day” (Gen 19:38). This was not Lot’s doing as his daughters, knowing that Lot had no wife, said “let us make our father drin … [Read more...]

Who Was Nehemiah In The Bible? A Christian Study


Who was Nehemiah? What was it about his character that gives us reason to study his life in the Scriptures? Who was Nehemiah? Nehemiah was a high official in the Persian court of King Artaxerxes and was the king’s cupbearer (Neh 1:11c). A cupbearer doesn’t sound like a very great position of authority but think of it this way; the king trusted him with his life since the cupbearer was often the first one to taste the king’s food and drink to ensure that it wasn’t poisoned. He had access to the … [Read more...]

Who Was Deborah In The Bible? A Character Study


Who was Deborah in the Old Testament? Why should we study her character? The Time of the Judges The Time of the Judges was not a good period in the history of Israel because after the time of Joshua’s death “there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord or the work that he had done for Israel” (Judges 2:10) and so “the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and served the Baals. And they abandoned the Lord, the God of their fathers, who had brought the … [Read more...]

7 Great Bible Verses From The Book Of Ruth


Here are 7 of the most powerful Bible verses from the Book of Ruth. A Survey of the Book of Ruth The Book of Ruth may have been written about 1010 B.C. and likely was written by Samuel the Prophet just prior to his death but there is no mention of the author and ultimately, all Scripture is inspired by the Spirit of God (2nd Tim 3:16-17; 2nd Pet 1:21). This book speaks of God’s kindness toward aliens and sojourners of other nations and of His acceptance of those who are humble in spirit, like R … [Read more...]

7 Powerful Bible Verses From The Book Of Luke


Here is what I consider 7 powerful Bible verses from the Book of Luke A Survey of the Gospel of Luke The Gospel of Luke was written by Luke the Physician who also wrote the Book of Acts. Many historians see Luke’s two books as two of the most historically accurate books ever written. The precise detail with which Luke wrote these two books would also classify him as Luke the Historian. This book was likely written from between 61-61 A.D. and was written to the Greek believers and the fact that … [Read more...]

What Is The Book Of James About? A Bible Study


What exactly is the Book of James about? What was the purpose of James writing it? Who was James? The Book of James is what many consider part of the “wisdom literature” because there is so much wisdom in this book. The author of this epistle (or letter) is James who most believe is the half-brother of Jesus Christ who only came to believe in Him after His death and resurrection. James is also called James the Just and even “Old Camel Knees” because he was a man of prayer and he spent so much t … [Read more...]