Monthly Archives: August 2012

60 The Angel at Bethesda, John 5:4

The Angel at Bethesda, John 5:4 The challenge before us is to discern whether the explanation of the Angel coming down to stir the water at the bath of Bethesda had originally been written by John, or whether someone else … Continue reading

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59. Colossians 1:2 Paul’s habit of greeting.

Paul’s habit of greeting. Colossians 1:2 Everybody has some habits or traits unique to himself. It could be the way we greet one another. One would say “Hello”, another “Hi!”, or “Good day.” When we answer the phone, often only … Continue reading

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58 The Last Supper, Luke 22:17-22

The Last Supper Though there are no major differences between the King James Version and the New International Version, I decided to look at the interesting versions of Luke 22 verses 17-20 found the different manuscripts. This is caused by … Continue reading

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57. How did Mark end his Gospel? (Mk.16:9-20)

57. How did Mark end his Gospel? (Mk.16:9-20) Many years ago an acquaintance bought a very old photographic business and acquired with it a collection of old sepia negatives on glass. One of these attracted his attention. Not only was … Continue reading

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56. Robes wash or Commandments do? Rev.22:14.

55. Robes wash or Commandments do? Rev.22:14. What is the prerequisite in Rev.22:14? Is it: “they that do his commandments, …” or: “who wash their robes, …”? The relation between grace and merit is one of the main differences between … Continue reading

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55 Open or closed Canon.

55 Open or closed Canon. The concept of the canon time and again comes to the fore in the evaluation of the variations in the manuscripts. Therefore I handle a few questions that came up recently. Under “canon” I understand … Continue reading

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54. The woman caught in Adultery. (John 7:53-8:11)

54. The woman caught in Adultery. (John 7:53-8:11) Most modern versions of the New Testament have a note like that of the NIV at this specific piece of Scripture: “The earliest manuscripts and many other ancient witnesses do not have … Continue reading

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53. Language development.

53. Language development. Language is always developing. Words loose their unique meaning or could even take up a complete new meaning to those using them. Our forefathers used the word “brimstone” for a substance we now call “sulfur”. Should we … Continue reading

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52. An Intrinsic Peculiarity

52. An Intrinsic Peculiarity Third thoughts about Matthew 28:19 This week we have a guest post by Dan Phillips. Even if you are not interested in the Greek, do read through this post to understand Dan’s reasoning. When Mark or … Continue reading

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51. Comma Johanneum 1John5:7-8

51. Comma Johanneum 1John 5:7-8 Does God need us to define Him more clearly than He deemed necessary Himself? This is probably the most famous difference between the older Versions of the Bible like the KJV and modern Versions like … Continue reading

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