Three Archaeological Finds All Christians Should Know

Of all the various subfields within Biblical studies, perhaps none changes quite like Biblical archaeology. Despite almost two hundred years of archaeological excavations in Palestine and the Ancient Near East, only a small percentage of all the sites that exist have been excavated. Thus, new discoveries are being made all the time, and new analysis […]

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Explaining the Conquest of Canaan: Six Approaches

When it comes to hard passages in the Bible, few cause more readers to struggle with its contents than the Conquest narrative in Joshua. The seemingly genocidal tone which the book takes in describing the destruction of the Canaanites has caused many believers to question or even renounce their faith in God’s word. It has […]

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Reflections on Lamentations 1:1-3

Interlinear Glosses 1 Aleph. How doth the citya sit solitaryb that was full of people!c how is the mistress of the Gentiles become as a widow: the princes of provinces made tributary! a the church; b devoid of the faith; c full of the faith. 2 Beth. Weeping she hath wept in the night,a and […]

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Reflections on Judges 3:1-5

Judges 3:1-4: These are the nations the Lord left to test all those Israelites who had not experienced any of the wars in Canaan 2 (he did this only to teach warfare to the descendants of the Israelites who had not had previous battle experience): 3 the five rulers of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites living in the Lebanon mountains […]

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