A Little History on a Faulty “Scholarly” Notion: Deutero Isaiah

The faulty notion that the book of Isaiah had multiple authors over centuries (rather than a single author ~700 BC) was first shoveled into Biblical thought by Abraham Ibn Ezra in 1145 AD. Before that, everyone (including numerous people in the New Testament, such as Jesus, John, and Paul) attributed the book to a single …

English Translations of Psalm 22:16, 110:1; Isaiah 53:11, John 3:16, and Acts 8:37

Some English translations of the Bible are superior to others but no one translation is always the best. It seems evident that we may have some wolves in sheep's clothing on the translation committees of some English versions of the Bible, such as the NRSV. In this blog, I make a case for reading multiple …

Christianity VS Judaism on Genesis 3 and the FALL

My Jewish coworker recommended that I listen to a video entitled "Playing God" by Rabbi Lorge. You can access the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhX6D8barAk&t=0s. Rabbi Lorge's views (and other Jews' views that I've since discovered) seem to stand in stark contrast to Christian views on Genesis 3, original sin, God's intentions, our immortality, and whether …

How the Prodigal Son Parallels Joseph and His 12 Brothers

Jesus’ brilliance is demonstrated through His parables, which often sewed together events and symbols from the Old Testament. Consider the Parable of the Prodigal Son about a man and his two sons. The younger son asked for his inheritance early and then ran off and lived in “reckless” or “wild” or “riotous” ways before a …

Bible Translation Discrepancies in Isaiah 53:9 and 53:11

Did you know that most English translations of the Bible in Western Christian traditions rely heavily on the Masoretic texts, which were crafted between the 6th and 10th centuries after Christ walked the earth? Well, it's true. The Greek Orthodox church instead relies on Hebrew translations in the Septuagint, which were written between the first …

“The LORD Said to My Lord” – Psalm 110, Melchizedek, Yahweh, Adonai, and Adoni

Many Jewish eyes have been opened to the truth about our LORD and Lord via passages such as those in Psalms 110:1, 16:2, and 35:22-24. If your eyes haven't yet been opened, I challenge you to read on. This blog analyzes passages about the LORD Yahweh, the Lord Adonai (or Adoni?), and King David. “The …

If Universal Reconciliation is True, the Apostles’ Martyrdoms Were in Vain

The Christian version of universalism is the belief that everyone will eventually receive salvation, no matter their actions while on earth and beliefs about Jesus. Universalism can be distinguished from traditional Western views on Christianity in that it extends the time for humans to repent to after death. In other words, this view agrees that …