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We Need Each Other

The recent situation with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and the entire world’s response to this disease has caused me to look more closely at our need for each other.  Mankind was not meant to be alone.  We were designed to be interdependent on one another.  From the very start when Adam, the first man, was…
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Seek Yahweh: God’s Name was Lost in Translation

In the last book of the Old Testament, the prophet Malachi declares warnings and indictments against the people of God. They had forgotten Yahweh. The priests had despised His name (Malachi 1:6). This book was probably written around 433-430 BC[i]. It is the last of Hebrew Scriptures. In this small book of only four chapters,…
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Seek Yahweh: Who Was, Who Is, and Who Is to Come

Revelation is the last book of the New Testament canon. This book, written by the Apostle John, could have been written as late as 90 AD. There are no known Hebrew versions of it from the first 1,500 years of the Christian church; yet, Hebraic understanding of the name of God, Yahweh, can be seen…
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Is God’s Name “I Am?”

Growing up, one of my all-time favorite movies was (and still is) The Ten Commandments directed by the legendary director, Cecil B DeMille. While this movie is an epic rendition of the story of Moses, the writer’s handling of the name of God is quite unique and offers insight into modern thought regarding this subject.…
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Seek Yahweh: The Hebrew New Testament

There are no original New Testament manuscripts in extant. The oldest copies of the New Testament are Greek, dating from the late second century. By this time in history, in all Greek manuscripts, both Old and New Testament, the Tetragrammaton, the four letter name of God, does not appear. Rather, it had been replaced with…
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Seek Yahweh: Aramaic – Part 2

The earliest extant New Testament texts are in Greek. Manuscript Π 52 is considered the oldest, dated to the first half of the second century. There are several late second century and third century Greek papyri. Two famous Greek codices from the fourth century contain both Old and New Testaments – the Codex Siniaticus and…
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