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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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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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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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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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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Question: Just wanted to let you know that I am using your map of the crossing of the Red Sea with the children (4-5 yr old) in class at church. Thank you ever so much for this work. Answer: I’m glad found the map useful.

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by Jefferson David Tant via Biblical Insights, March 2011, page 9. Some thirty years after Christ’s death, Paul wrote to the Colossians. A year later, an earthquake destroyed Colossae along with Laodicea and Hierapolis. Among the interesting things in Paul’s letter is the statement in Colossians 1:23, wherein he urges them to “continue in the faith…

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Question: 1. What was the approximate width of the crossing point of the Red Sea by Israelites? 2. Could that dry path created in the Red Sea be wide enough to allow all the approximately 5,000,000 Israelites to cross the sea in one night with children and luggage? Another miracle? Answer: Since we don’t know…

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