Essays for King Jesus

Saturday, October 9th, 2021
Your heart matters. We are to love and honor God in our hearts. Pseudo-religion from an evil heart offends God. But what is the heart? Or, more to the point for this essay, what should the heart be contrasted with?   Some people contrast our hearts with our actions; what’s in the heart, versus what we do. ...

Friday, September 17th, 2021
This is Part Three in a series of essays about ancient Hebrew text and manuscripts. Read Part 1 and Part 2. 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 of Jewish scribes who made a name for themselves due to the way in which they...

Friday, September 10th, 2021
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 specific Hebrew word forms allow us to date parts of the Bible relative to one another. Finally, we discussed the Septuagint and its role as a highly regarded translation from the time of Jesus down to...