Your map of the Exodus route really helped

Question: Hello, I lead a Bible study at our small church. This week, we are looking into Exodus 13-14. When reviewing the scriptures, I had a difficult time placing the route of Israel out of Egypt through the Red Sea. Several references I use placed the “cities” mentioned in Scripture in “odd” places relative to…

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Learning from Overlooked Details

by Steve Wolfgang As part of my morning devotional, a recent reading was “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia” (I Peter 1:1 ESV). I am fascinated by the geography of the opening verse. It prevents me from blitzing through…

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Where is the land of Ophir?

Question: How true is the theory of the Philippines being the land called Ophir as stated in the Bible? Answer: “Joktan became the father of Almodad and Sheleph and Hazarmaveth and Jerah and Hadoram and Uzal and Diklah and Obal and Abimael and Sheba and Ophir and Havilah and Jobab; all these were the sons…

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Homer Sometimes Nodded

Text: Numbers 23:18-19   I.         Horace (65 – 8 B.C.), a Latin poet, wrote “Sometimes even the noble Homer nods”             A.        Homer was a blind Greek poet of the eight century B.C. Know for the Illiad and the Odyssey.             B.        As accomplished as Homer was, he sometimes erred with reference to the facts of the incidents that he…

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The Lachish Reliefs and Sennacherib’s Annals

by David Wheeler Today we will discuss a rather large archaeological discovery. It is the Lachish Reliefs from the palace of Sennacherib which were unearthed between 1845 and 1847. Sennacherib was the king of Assyria from 705-681 BC and his reign largely overlapped the reign of King Hezekiah of Judah. During this period, the kings…

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Location

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Psalm 119:153-160   I.         The Bible doesn’t contain fillers. Every word exists in its text for a reason – I Corinthians 2:11-13             A.        That doesn’t mean we are always aware of the reason but we should acknowledge that God does know His purpose             B.        The four gospels only mention 25 towns and villages…

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I think Cush is the same land mentioned in Genesis 2:13

Question: Hello, After finding your site, I read an article about Cush, Ethiopia and the rivers that ran through Eden. To be clear, I am not writing to dispute your perspective or opinion, but I am writing to question some of what you said more for the sake of biblical study than anything else. You said,…

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Is the third river from Eden the Hiddekel or the Tigris?

Question: I was studying about the location of the Garden of Eden today, and I noticed you said the Bible lists four rivers Pishon, Gihon, Euphrates, and the Tigris? I don’t believe that the Bible lists the Tigris. I believe the last river is listed as Hiddekel which is found in Genesis 2:10-14. Answer: “The…

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