What New Testament passage gives Christians permission to eat pork and other foods formerly...

While the Jews were subject to various food laws, forbidding to eat several types of food (e.g. pork), the Christian is under no such restriction today.

What is the Significance of “Jehovah” as God’s Name?

Names are important. It is difficult for us to conceive of things apart from their names. The many different names for God in the Bible describe and demonstrate His character.

Thirteen Chapters and No Sin

What sin did Joseph commit? Having trouble coming up with one? You are not alone.

When David Really Messed Up

David is one of the most popular characters in the Bible. He triumphed over a lion, a bear, and a giant. He maintained integrity while hunted like a wild animal by King Saul. He even...

What did Jacob take when he took Esau’s birthright?

The birthright was the natural privilege of the firstborn son. Receiving the birthright, the firstborn would become the head of the family, and would have charge of the family, including the family property.

The Bible on One Page

Chronologically, the Old Testament ends with the book of Nehemiah. Every book coming after it can be placed somewhere in the framework of events covered from Genesis through Nehemiah.

I Drive a Donkey

There is an obscure Bible character that holds a great deal of fascination for me. His name is Harbona(h) and his name only appears twice, both in connection with the account of Esther. He is introduced in Esther 1:10 and plays a key role in this divine story of providence in Esther 7:9.

Major and Minor Prophets

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Making Sense of the Old Testament

Some books you can take or leave one way or the other, and it won't make much difference. The Bible is not in that category. If you 'leave' it, you've lost the most important body of information in the world-and the key to your access to heaven. If you 'take' it (to be the Word of God), you labor under the serious responsibility of understanding as much of it as you possibly can.

Why did the Jews and Samaritans hate one another so much?

Let's study the Old Testament...