Does ‘Abba’ mean ‘Daddy’?

In short, no, the evidence suggests that in the first century AD and beyond, it just meant "father". Here are the three uses of the term in the New Testament: For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry,... Continue Reading →

Paul had the Bible memorized!

It is common knowledge that the apostle knew by heart the entire text of the Hebrew Scriptures. He also was able to cite another version at will: the Greek version of the Bible known as the Septuagint. This is the version he almost always quote in his letters to Greek-speaking Christians. Thus: when he quoted... Continue Reading →

Bible word studies!!

It is a common idea that doing Bible word studies is the method for digging deep into the Bible. A common enough idea, but a myth. One propagated by some popular "expository" preachers, in fact, who take a somewhat useful tool and use it on all the wrong jobs. To illustrate: if you were to do... Continue Reading →

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