BIBLE

Learn how the Bible stands tall in the field of “historic” literature, how it continues to be relevant in an ever-changing world, and why it can be trusted.

Bathsheba | Women in Jesus’ Genealogy

By R. L. Wilson | September 21, 2021

The story of David and Bathsheba is a sad one in a number of ways. It put a permanent blight on David’s legacy.  We read in 1 Kings 15:5, “For David had done what was right in the eyes of the Lord and had not failed to keep any of the Lord’s commands all the days of his life—except in the case of Uriah the Hittite” (emphasis added).

Ruth | Women in Jesus’ Genealogy

By R. L. Wilson | September 15, 2021

As our story opens in chapter 1 of the book of Ruth, Naomi, Elimelech and their two sons have left Bethlehem (ironically, “the House of Bread”) because of a famine. They settle in Moab where Elimelech dies. Both sons, who have married Moabite women, also die, and Naomi is left a bitter widow.

Rahab | Women in Jesus’ Genealogy

By R. L. Wilson | September 8, 2021

Two men have been sent by Joshua to secretly check out the city of Jericho to get a feel for what the Israelites would face when they got there. Unfortunately, either they weren’t very good at covert operations, or they just stood out as “not one of us,” and the king of Jericho found out about them. He sent soldiers to the house of Rahab, where he had been told the men were staying.

Tamar | Women in Jesus’ Genealogy

By John Ankerberg Show Staff | August 31, 2021

We find the story of Tamar in Genesis 38. As the chapter opens, Jacob’s son Judah has married a Canaanite woman named Bath-shua, with whom he had three sons, Er, Onan and Shelah. Er, the oldest son, married a Canaanite woman named Tamar, but he died before they had any children. Genesis 38:7 explains, “But Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the Lord’s sight; so the Lord put him to death.” The exact nature of his wickedness is not given.

Defending the Historical Accuracy of the Bible

By The John Ankerberg Show | August 24, 2021

For many Christians, the Bible is primarily understood through the lens of faith. As a result, it can be difficult to know exactly how to respond when a non-believing friend…

Jesus’ Genealogy in Matthew’s Gospel

By R. L. Wilson | August 24, 2021

Okay, here’s a pretty random thought that’s not connected to anything I’ve written lately, but I’ve had it on my list of potential articles for several months. The question comes…

Were the Days of Creation 24 Hours Long?- The Structure of Genesis 2

By John Ankerberg Show Staff | July 14, 2021

Grasping the literary structure of Genesis 2 and seeing how it builds upon the structure of Genesis 1 is key to understanding Moses’ account of creation. With this, I am much indebted to a journal article by Mark Futato that first brought this to my attention.

Were the Days of Creation 24 Hours Long? An In-Depth Look at Genesis 1

By Jeff Pallansch | June 14, 2021

Introduction: The age of the earth, or more specifically how the findings of modern science relate to Genesis 1, remains a heated topic. Sadly, many believers who together affirm the…

Who is Jehovah?

By R. L. Wilson | May 13, 2021

We said in a separate article that God revealed His name to Moses as YHWH. Now, please understand that I am not a Greek or Hebrew scholar, and I certainly don’t have a seminary education, so I asked Jeff Pallansch, one of my coworkers, to read and comment on this article and help me navigate these rather turbulent waters.

Why Can’t Books Still Be Added to the Bible?

By Dr. Dillon Burroughs | May 4, 2021

Some have wondered if it is possible for later books to be added to the Bible. Several “lost books” of the Bible have been suggested over the years. Yet the Bible and history reveal important reasons this should not and cannot take place.