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The Hebrew Alphabet

Hebrew name Square (Assyrian or Aramaic) script Paleo-Hebrew form Sound Traditional transliteration Aleph א א glottal stop ’ Beth ב ב b b Gimel ג ג g g Daleth ד ד d d He ה ה h h Waw ו ו w w Zayin ז ז s z Heth ח ח ch (“loch”) ḥ Teth […]

Comparison of Extant Historical Documents

Histories Oldest Manuscripts Number Surviving Livy 59b.c.–a.d. 17 4th centurya.d. 27 Tacitus a.d.56–120 9th centurya.d. 3 Suetoniusa.d. 69–140 9th centurya.d. 200+ Thucydides 460–400b.c. 1st centurya.d. 20 Herodotus 484–425b.c. 1st centurya.d. 75 New Testament c. 100–150a.d. c. 5,700 (counting only Greek manuscripts) plus more than 10,000 in Latin, and more than a million quotations from the church fathers, etc.

The Traditional Order of OT Canonical Books according to the Talmud

The Law Chronological (from the creation of the world to Moses’ death): Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy The Prophets Narrative books (from the entry into the Promised Land to the Babylonian exile): Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings Oracular books (in descending order of size): Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Isaiah, The Book of the Twelve The Writings Lyrical/wisdom books (in descending order of […]

NT Guidelines for Giving

Giving Should Be References willing and cheerful “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Cor. 9:7; cf. 8:2–3). a regular pattern of life “On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and […]

Biblical Descriptions of the Atonement

Type of Language Biblical Words Human Need The Result Language of OT sacrifices Blood, lamb, sacrifice We are guilty We are forgiven Language of personal relationships Reconciliation We are alienated from God We are brought back into intimate fellowship with God Language of righteous anger at wrongdoing Propitiation We are under God’s holy wrath God’s […]