Who Was Martha In The Bible? A Character Study


Who was the Martha mentioned in Scripture? What is her significance to the Christian today? The Meaning of Martha’s Name The name Martha apparently is of Hebrew origin and means “bitter” but in the Aramaic language, it means “lady” or “mistress of the house.” Martha was the brother of Lazarus, the man who Jesus raised from the dead (John 11). Martha is mentioned in both the Gospel of John and in the Gospel of Luke and since, in both cases, Martha and Mary are sisters, then it is highly likely t … [Read more...]

Who Was Rahab The Harlot In The Bible? A Character Study


Who was Rahab the Harlot? Why is she even mentioned in the Bible and actually listed in the genealogies of Jesus Christ? Who was Rahab? Rahab was a harlot or prostitute who helped to shelter Joshua’s men when they came to spy out the land of Jericho. She openly defied the orders of Jericho’s king and actually misdirected the king’s men who were trying to find the spies who had infiltrated the city-state of Jericho. She helped Joshua’s men to escape by climbing down the wall from a rope extende … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses About Armageddon


Here are 7 of the top Bible verses on Armageddon or areas that are related to this place. Defining the word Armageddon Megiddo is a real place or real location and it’s in the Middle East, just east of present day Israel. It is located to the east of the Plains of Jezreel, which is just south of Galilee in what was originally Judea. Armageddon is really a compound word and apparently came from the Hebrew words “har Megiddo” which means “mountain of Megiddo.” Megiddo is not really a mountain but … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Mean When It Uses The Term “Fruit”?


What does fruit represent in the Bible? What significance does this have for the Christian? Knowing Christians by their Fruit Jesus once said that “You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles” (Matt 7:16)? This is because “every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown … [Read more...]

What Does The Eagle Represent In The Bible? A Christian Study


Does the eagle have special meaning in the Bible and if so, what does it represent? The Eagle Bears us Up The image of God as an eagle is found throughout the Bible but primarily in the Old Testament. It is a sign of strength and able to bear much weight, as Moses wrote, “You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself” (Ex 19:4). This is further symbolized when Moses said of God “Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that flut … [Read more...]

What Does Water Represent In The Bible? A Christian Study


Water has great significance in the Bible so what does it represent according to the Scriptures? The Washing of the Word The word of God is often referred to as water in the Bible because the Word acts as a cleansing agent which explains what Paul meant when he wrote concerning Jesus’ cleansing the church “that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, th … [Read more...]