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What Was the Star of Bethlehem?

Reprinted with permission from Astronomy and the Bible. There have been many attempts to explain the Christmas Star scientifically, and three will be mentioned here. Some scholars think this “star” was a comet, an object traditionally connected with important events in history, such as the birth of kings. However, records …

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Did Others Know What Was to Come?

But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory (1 Corinthians 2:7–8). We have written about whether Mary …

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Did Mary Know What Was to Come?

And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David (Luke 1:31–33). An …

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Anti-Christian Convention in Cincinnati?

The American Atheists will be holding their annual convention in Cincinnati April 18–21, 2019. They state the following about their convention: FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT This convention welcomes families with children and expects all participants to treat these families with courtesy and respect. Parents or guardians bringing children are responsible for …

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Syntactical Features of Hebrew Genitive Clauses and Their Implications for Translating Genesis 1:1

Keywords: genitive clause, substantival clause, participatory clause, absolute, construct, finite verb, regens, verse-ending soph passuq, clause-level waw, waw-consecutive Introduction In the previous article (Wilson 2018), issues related to the translation of Genesis 1:1 were examined at the lexical and grammatical levels.1 That article identified the word רֵאשִׁ֖ית in Genesis 1:1 …

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What Is the Significance of the Name “Jesus”?

She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins (Matthew 1:21). The name of Jesus is infinitely glorious because of who it represents. Why did the angel tell Mary and Joseph to name the baby “Jesus”? Is there …

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180-Million-Year-Old Soft Tissue?

Johan Lindgren, the lead researcher on this study published in Nature, states of the find: This animal’s preservation is unusual, especially for a marine environment . . . This specimen has given us more evidence that these tissues and molecules can preserve for extremely long periods, and that soft tissue …

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Unicorn of the Sea

Like the horned white horses of ancient lore, narwhals, called the unicorns of the sea, are mythical—or at least nearly so. In remote areas around the Canadian Arctic and Greenland, these elusive whales dwell in an ice-covered region cloaked in darkness for half the year. Most people recognize narwhals by …

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