Joel's Articles Published Online (Aug.-Sept 2010)




Making Leviticus interesting and meaningful; a study series
August 28, 2010
Leviticus, the third book in the Old Testament canon and also the third book of the Pentateuch or first five books of the Bible, credited to the pen of Moses. Here is a valuable quote taken from the Encyclopedia of...

Evolutionists hypotheses refute evolution, confirm creation
August 18, 2010
One thing evolutionists have successfully accomplished is brainwashing a whole slew of people into thinking that educated and knowledgeable people accept their assumptions as being fact, while only the ignorant and uneducated deny it and rather, accept a creator, and...

Exploring whether or not antediluvian human ages are literal
August 16, 2010
Those who do not accept the Holy Bible as being Godís word and infallible, consider the fact that those people who lived before the massive global flood are simply fictitious. But those who do accept it are often...

The relevance of archaeology in understanding the Bible
August 14, 2010
With literally thousands of views and opinions concerning the bible message, how is one to ever know whether or not he understands the scriptures correctly? It is easy to tell one fact, that no one will ever know the truths...

Analyzing the symbolic language of Matthew 24
August 10, 2010
Many people struggle with Jesus conversation with His apostles in Matthew 24 and understandably so. It gives strong suggestions of some things which cannot be, in this case, taken literally. But first we must understand the full setting of this...

Excogitating life as a spirit
August 9, 2010
It is recognized by most people, that humans have a problem trying to conceive of spirit life. And many, when considering eternal life after death simply cannot separate the present mode of living with that in the hereafter. This is...

Literal, symbolic, allegoric and figurative languages of the Bible
August 7, 2010
Our title lists types of writings, all of which are found within the Holy Scriptures. The question arises, how does one recognize precisely, which ones are literal and which are not. The answer in some instances is not that vitally...

Interesting facts concerning the second biblical book, Exodus
August 5, 2010
The book called Exodus is the second book of the Pentateuch credited to Moses. It begins where the book of Genesis ends, at the time of Josephís death. So, itís beginning date would be approximately 2369...

Did ancient secular historians confirm Jesus' existence?
August 4, 2010
There are not very many people who deny that Jesus ever lived. But there are some who take that stand in the hope of convincing themselves that the Bible is an untrustworthy group of writings. But it wonít...
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What did Jesus mean by the green tree in Luke 23:31?
September 30, 2010
There are many biblical scriptures which use terms unfamiliar to some people of today. One such is found in the 23 chapter of Luke as Jesus, after a night of a mock trial and scourging, was being led to his...

Who were the Essenes and why arenít they mentioned in the Bible?
September 29, 2010
Briefly, the Essenes, were a branch-off of the Pharisees, both of which apparently formed from the ancient Hasidim a pre-Maccabean fraternal order of first and second centuries B.C. In order for a Jew to become a member...

The second period of Christian persecution, under Domitianís rule
September 28, 2010
The civil uprising which caused Nero to commit suicide continued to rage for at least a year while Rome ran through 4 emperors. Here is a brief description of what went on according to Wikipedia:The Year of the Four...

The inhumane persecution of Christians under Nero
September 27, 2010
Although there was persecution of the Christian doctrine even before the Lordís church was established on the first Pentecost after Jesusí death. This was and continued to be primarily from the Jews and certain barbarian religions...

Exploring the meaning of the biblical Urim and Thummim
September 16, 2010
There is a considerable amount of discussion to be made concerning the Urim and Thummim that are mentioned in the Holy Bible. The etymology of these terms is unclear. But regardless, of how they originated, what material they were made...

Keeping the Ten Commandment Law In It's proper perspective
September 6, 2010
Many in the world have grown to revere the ďTen CommandmentsĒ even to the extreme. There is a good reason to hold them in high regard and respect them highly because they were the first commands to be...

Analyzing God's promises to the Jewish nation and their fulfillment
September 3, 2010
From the creation to Moses, humanity lived under what is known as the patriarchal dispensation or age. There are no recorded prophesies of the coming of the savior of the world to those generations, other than subtle and somewhat obscure...






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