Where is Sodom and Gomorrah?

The contention for the location of Sodom and Gomorrah continue to this day, and while some biblical archeologists claim they have been found, many others believe they never will be.  Often times these conclusions are influenced by the polarized paradigms concerning biblical history.  However, the biblical data is clear as to the whereabouts of both cities are, … Continue reading Where is Sodom and Gomorrah?

What is the “Desire” in Genesis 3:16?

What exactly is God telling Eve here? Is it a curse? Is it grace under pressure? Is it both, or does it have a deeper meaning that can be found elsewhere in Scripture? Shortly after Adam and Eve’s sin against God when they ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, God increased … Continue reading What is the “Desire” in Genesis 3:16?

The Elder Shall Serve the Younger

The Biblical data suggests that God’s formal decree to Rebekah regarding ‘The elder shall serve the younger’ is worth considering. (Exodus 22:29; Numbers 8:14-17; Deuteronomy 21:17; cf. Genesis 25:23). “This was contrary to ancient Near Eastern custom, but the elective purposes of God transcend custom,”[1] and eventually, Esau would become “a servant forever in bondage … Continue reading The Elder Shall Serve the Younger

The Division in the Church of Romans

Although the book itself doesn’t include the founders of this particular church,[1] the book of Acts highlights that “Jews from Rome were among those who saw the pouring out of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost.”[2]  It can be assumed that these Jews made their way back to Rome and established a church there.[3]  … Continue reading The Division in the Church of Romans

What was the Nakedness of Noah?

There are three interpretations surrounding the nakedness of Noah, and the sin of Ham.  Generally, the first being that Ham sinned by looking upon his father’s naked body.  Essentially this is an act of voyeurism.   The second view is purely Rabbinical in nature, and a “number of midrashim say the offense involved the castration of … Continue reading What was the Nakedness of Noah?