Genesis

Nephilim: A Grammar Lesson

It became clear to me this past weekend how little I know about biblical (classical) Hebrew. I prefer modern languages, especially those with alphabets that resemble English. If this issue weren’t enough, I keep seeing spelling changes in biblical manuscripts. Why does this matter? I said in part two that “Nephilim,” which I transliterated as nĕphiyliym,…

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The Nephilim Hoax (Part 2)

“The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them: the same were the mighty men which were of old, the men of renown.” – Genesis 6:4 (RV) Nĕphiyliym (פיִליםְִנְ) is the plural form…

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The Nephilim Hoax (Part 1)

The Hebrew word nĕphiyl (נָפִיל H5303), often rendered “Nephilim” in modern Bibles, is at the center of a great controversy in Christian theological circles today. This word appears just three times in the King James Bible, as “giants.” Genesis 6:4: “There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons…

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C. S. Lewis and the Bible

I created a six-part series called “C. S. Lewis and the Bible.” In it, I discuss Lewis’s views on Genesis, the Incarnation, divine inspiration, and other issues. It behooves Lewis lovers to know what he believed on the source of Christianity: the Bible.

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Narnia: Growing Up (Part 2)

“I did not say to myself, ‘Let us represent Jesus as He really is in our world by a Lion in Narnia’: I said, ‘Let us suppose that there were a land like Narnia and that the Son of God, as He became a Man in our world, became a Lion there, and then imagine…

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Narnia: Growing Up (Part 1)

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” (2 Timothy 4:3-4)[1] The plural form of the English word “fable” appears five…

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Prestonwood: Pedophile Justice

“Whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” – Matthew 18:6 (KJV)[1] I’m a long-time fan of Prestonwood Baptist Church (Plano, Texas), pastored by Dr. Jack Graham. The…