Dashing Babies Against the Rocks – An Intriguing Interpretation

One of the most unsettling passages in all of the Bible is found in Psalm 137. Here, the psalm writer laments the exile of the Jewish people in Babylon. The psalm ends with these chilling verses: Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is the one who repays you according to what you have done to [Read More…]

The State of the Bible 2012 – Some Reflections

Last week, I put up a brief summary of some recent findings on “The State of the Bible 2012.” These findings are the result of an in-depth survey commissioned by the American Bible Society. (You can download a PDF of the study results here.) Today, I want to offer some reflections on this survey. First, [Read More…]

The State of the Bible 2012

So, how is the Bible doing these days? Are people still believing it? reading it? Still holding it in high esteem? Or, in our increasingly secular culture, is the Bible going the way of the Sears Catalog and VHS tapes? The American Bible Society recently commissioned an in-depth survey the seeks to answer these questions [Read More…]

Have Scholars Discovered the Oldest Manuscript of the New Testament?

Yes, according to Dr. Daniel Wallace. He has recently revealed what he believes to be a manuscript of the Gospel of Mark that comes from the first century A.D. Wallace is a professor of New Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary and the founder of The Center for the Study of the New Testament Manuscripts, an [Read More…]