Who Wrote the Book of Hebrews?

ZA Blog on 6 days ago. Tagged under ,,,.

When you consider the wide agreement among biblical scholars about who wrote every other book of the New Testament, it’s a little mysterious that we don’t know who wrote Hebrews.

There are a handful of contenders. Let’s take a look at the reasons each of them might be the author.

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Did Paul write Hebrews?

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Devotional Advice for Gaining Wisdom & Living Purposefully in 2016

Jeremy Bouma on 1 year ago. Tagged under ,,,,.

devotions on the hebrew bibleThis time of year there is no shortage of advice for making 2016 your best year yet. May I make a suggestion for yet another source—and an unusual one at that?

The Hebrew language.

Yes, you read that right. Not the Hebrew Scriptures, though ultimately that’s where the advice is found. The Hebrew language. A brilliant new devotional book offers advice for living using insights from biblical Hebrew. It’s called Devotions on the Hebrew Bible, by Milton Eng’s and Lee Fields’s book.

Their book demonstrates “that a knowledge of the original languages can and should be a spiritually rewarding exercise.” (13) Each of the 54 devotionals is designed to bring out some…

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My Advice to Students—Karen Jobes Says, “Don’t Lose Your Love for the Word of God”

Jeremy Bouma on 2 years ago. Tagged under .

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9780310244165It’s been said, “If we’re going to do the Lord’s work, we have to learn to do it in the Lord’s way.”

For Karen Jobes, author of the ZECNT 1, 2, 3 John commentary, that has meant stopping work on Sundays, even—and, perhaps, especially—studying the Bible.

She acknowledges “it’s kind of weird to say I’m not going to study the Bible on Sundays. But I’m not going to study the Bible in the same ways I do the six other days of the week.”

While not a strict Sabbatarian, from graduate school until now she has tried to set aside Sunday as a…

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“The Codex Sinaiticus: Pages from the World’s Oldest Bible Reunited” by Karen H. Jobes

ZA Blog on 7 years ago. Tagged under ,,,.

The ancient codex meets modern technology with the Codex Sinaiticus project that went online this month. Because Sinaiticus, the world’s oldest Bible, was originally acquired in parts during the 19th-century, for more than a century it pages have been secured away from easy access in four institutions: the British Library, the University Library in Leipzig, the National Library of Russia, and St. Catherine’s Monastery in Egypt.

On July 6, 2009, a partnership agreement by these four institutions culminated in the reunion of the entire Bible in digital form online. All known leaves of Codex Sinaiticus have been digitally photographed and assembled at http://www.codexsinaiticus.org, where the manuscript can be viewed, along with a transcription of its Greek text and translations into English, modern Greek, German, and Russian. Never before have scholars and the general…

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