Recent Posts by Sean Finnegan

Abraham’s Audacious Faith

Freeze the scene.  The knife gleams in the blinding sun.  Lifted high above his head, his hand firmly grips the handle, knuckles bulging.  His eyes, open, are intensely focused on the object of his aim.  Isaac bound, looks up in fear, knowing his father has made up his mind.  A little further out, a ram…
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A Biblical Response to Racism

Over the last couple of months, our society has focused a great deal on racism, especially with respect to African Americans.  Although our present issue is complex and polarizing, what the Bible teaches on this subject is straightforward and clear.  Let us begin with creation itself. Genesis 1:12, 20, 25. The earth brought forth vegetation,…
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The Text of the New Testament by Sean Finnegan

Last time, we looked at the Hebrew manuscripts from which we derive our Old Testament translations.  This time, we will turn our attention to the Greek manuscripts that ultimately result in our New Testament translations.  Getting an understanding of manuscripts, both their discovery and comparison, will help explain why certain translations of the Bible are…
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Hebrew Bible Manuscripts

With over one hundred English Bible translations to choose from, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when trying to decide on which Bible to read and study.  My aim in this series of articles is to pop the hood and take a look inside the world of Bible translating so you can understand how it all…
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