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25 June 2017 Bible Reading

Roman citizens had the right to trial and the right of appeal. They could not be tortured or beaten. Paul’s assertions due to his citizenship were a serious matter for […]

24 June 2017 Bible Reading

Elisha was the disciple of the prophet Elijah. He followed Elijah from the moment they met, when Elisha was a young man, plowing his father’s field near Abel-mecholah in northern […]

23 June 2017 Bible Reading

At today’s prices, one ounce of silver sells for about $18. Naaman brought 660 pounds of silver. In today’s dollars, this amounts to about $190,000. And he also brought gold. […]

22 June 2017 Bible Reading

The two Books of Kings were originally one book, organized into two. They provide the inspired history of about 400 years from the death of David (c. 960 b.C.) until […]

21 June 2017 Bible Reading

Moab is the name for a mountainous strip of land in the area we know today as Jordan, along the eastern shore of the Dead Sea. 2 Kings 1-2:25 1 […]

20 June 2017 Bible Reading

One cannot understand the New Testament without understanding the Old Testament. In today’s reading, Paul quotes both Psalm 2:7 and Habakkuk 1:5 in his preaching. 1 Kings 22:1-53 22 They […]

19 June 2017 Bible Study

When Paul and his fellow travelers “set sail from Paphos, and came to Perga in Pamphylia”, they sailed up the River Cestris, which was navigable in those days. In modern […]

18 June 2017 Bible Reading

Jezebel was the daughter of a king of Tyre. Baal was worshiped in Tyre and Jezebel brought this worship to the world of king Ahab. In today’s reading in Acts, […]

17 June 2017 Bible Reading

In Roman script, Yahweh was written Y H W H. The name of God was only written and never spoken by the Hebrews. It is thought that “Yahweh” may be […]

16 June 2017 Bible Reading

Nadab became king of Israel in the second year of Asa, king of Judah. He reigned two years. He was killed by Baasha. After having slain Nadab, Baasha put to […]

15 June 2017 Bible Reading

Many of the foods declared by God to be unclean for the Israelites were scavengers, eaters of carrion. Was it God’s desire for it “to be well” with his followers, […]

14 June 2017 Bible Reading

Jeroboam I was the first king of the northern Kingdom of Israel after the revolt of the ten northern tribes against Rehoboam that ended the United Kingdom. He reigned for […]

13 June 2017 Bible Reading

Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Sidonians was worshipped by women by offering their hair or their chastity. Worship of Chemosh, the god of Moab, required human sacrifice. 1 Kings 11-12:19 […]

12 June 2017 Bible Reading

God answers Solomon’s request with a promise and a provision for consequences if Solomon turns away from following God. Did Solomon’s involvement with other world powers, such as the Queen […]

11 June 2017 Bible Reading

In today’s reading from Acts, we have the account of the stoning of Stephen. Stephen accused the Jews who were present of having uncircumcised hearts and ears, a condemnation of […]

10 June 2017 Bible Reading

King Solomon’s house took twice as long to build as the Temple. It was 150 feet by 75 feet and about 4 stories tall. 1 Kings 7:1-51 7 Solomon was […]