Hebrew Bible History Part 3

Transmitting the Old Testament:  Adventures of the Hebrew Text – Part 3 September 18, 2021  Written by: Vince Beiler  6. The Masoretic Text  In prior posts we touched on some developments of the Hebrew Bible over the course of its 3,000 plus year history.   Now we move to a specific group…

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Hebrew Bible History Part 2

Transmitting the Old Testament:  Adventures of the Hebrew Text – Part 2 September 11, 2021  Written by: Vince Beiler  In a prior essay, we discussed how the (Hebrew) Bible gradually went from a scattered compilation of scrolls to being considered a single entity. We also discussed how the careful preservation of…

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Hebrew Bible History Part 1

Transmitting the Old Testament:  Adventures of the Hebrew Text  September 4, 2021  Written by: Vince Beiler  1. Introduction  We are all familiar with family heirlooms. An object, usually of significant sentimental value, is handed down from one generation to the next. The Bible is a little like that heirloom. Successive generations…

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Excitement and Opportunity: Supporters Update 16 

Excitement and Opportunity: Supporters Update 16  Would you rather watch an episode on video or listen to it as a podcast? Why? When are videos better than books? Why? What are the downsides of communicating in writing?  As our team gathered for the first annual Anabaptist Perspectives Convention, we took time for philosophical reflection before diving…

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A Look at Romans 12 and 13

A Look at Romans 12 and 13 June 5, 2021 Written by: Stephen Russell In today’s highly partisan environment it is easy for American believers to be carried away with the passionate belief that politics can be the solution to our nation’s problems.  If only we could elect the right…

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The Lord’s Supper as Fellowship

The Lord’s Supper as Fellowship April 3, 2021 Written by: Marlin Sommers What happens at the Lord’s supper? What is the nature of this important Christian practice? Understandings vary widely. One view of the supper, which I consider both extreme and oversimplified, is that the loaf and cup become literally…

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