Arminian

Merriam-Webster.com : of or relating to Arminius or his doctrines opposing the absolute predestination of strict Calvinism and maintaining the possibility of salvation for all likewise definition for arminianism Etymonline.com Arminian (adj.) 1610s in reference to a Protestant sect, from Arminius, Latinized form of the name of James Harmensen (1560-1609), Dutch Protestant theologian who opposed Calvin, especially on the question of … Continue reading Arminian

Recapitulate and Recapitulation

I specifically put both terms in the title as they are each so common but with the differing ending have slightly different situational use. Merriam-Webster.com transitive verb 1: to retell or restate briefly : SUMMARIZE recapitulate the main points of an argument. He is best when commenting on the words of others; he is worst when attempting to recapitulate the history … Continue reading Recapitulate and Recapitulation

Hebrew Tidbit #9 – Hebrew and Aramaic

The two predominant languages of original writing for the Scriptures were Hebrew and Koine Greek. However, Aramaic was also an original language but to certain parts of the biblical text (primarily Daniel and Ezra) and it is the Aramaic translation of the Scriptures that Christ was quoting in Mark 15:34 (“Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?”).

Hebrew Tidbit #8 (hin-ay)

Genesis 19:21 וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֵלָ֔יו הִנֵּה֙ נָשָׂ֣אתִי פָנֶ֔יךָ גַּ֖ם לַדָּבָ֣ר הַזֶּ֑ה לְבִלְתִּ֛י הָפְכִּ֥י אֶת־הָעִ֖יר אֲשֶׁ֥ר דִּבַּֽרְתָּ׃ The word of focus here is the bolded one above. It is often referred to as an interjection, often translated as "Behold!" However, it is not always translated directly into English. Nevertheless, it serves an important role of calling to … Continue reading Hebrew Tidbit #8 (hin-ay)

Quote #64 – Genesis 2:2-3

By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because on it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.NASB