One forgotten Bible study tool every Christian needs

Everyone's got a Bible, or twelve. We've got access to commentaries, dictionaries, and other lexical aids -- any tool you need to dig deep into the original Hebrew. But what about the Greek?No, not the Greek New Testament. The Greek Old Testament. I've mentioned the Septuagint a few times in recent posts, though I've not done much to direct people to any resources for their own study.There are definite reasons for at least consulting the Septuagint in the course of Old Testament study. … [Read more...]

You’re reading the wrong Book of Esther

The Book of Esther occupies a controversial place in the Bible.John Calvin did not include the book in his biblical commentaries and only referenced it once in the Institutes (see 4.12.17). Though he included it in his Bible, Martin Luther was highly ambivalent about it. "I am so great an enemy to . . . Esther, that I wish [it] had not come to us at all, for [it has] too many heathen unnaturalities," he said in Table Talk 24. And in one exchange with Erasmus he said it "deserves. . . to be … [Read more...]


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