Biblical research

Bible pronunciation guide – a complete guide to pronunciation of difficult biblical names, locations, and other ancient biblical references

The following are pronunciations of often difficult-to-pronounce common biblical words.  Use the phonetic guide below for examples of the various "sounds". If you have suggestions or requests for other biblical pronunciations, please email Phonetic guide a - at, cat, mat, snap ah - father, bother ahr - lard, yard ai…
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Bible Study

The Major Covenants of the Bible – a concise explanation (and complete list) of our covenant agreements with God

What is a biblical covenant? A covenant is an agreement between two parties. In a biblical sense, covenants are made to humanity by God and are intended to ensure mankind acts together in harmony according to the teachings provided by biblical scripture. In some cases, biblical covenants may include symbolic…
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Modern Day Lessons

Religion as a crutch for the weak and wounded? If you use religion as a buffer against life’s struggles, you’re (probably) missing the point.

It’s a common atheist battle cry – “religion is a crutch for weak people with feeble minds”. According to these secular “faith experts”, religion’s sole purpose is to buffer believers from fear – fear of death, love loss, bad health, or any other distressful state of affairs we worry could…
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Revelation

The sounding of the seventh trumpet – the time for judging the dead and rewarding God’s servants has arrived (Revelation 11:15-11:19)

The seventh angel sounded his trumpet and there were loud voices in heaven which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and his Messiah, and he will reign here forever and ever.” The twenty-four elders fell on their faces and worshipped God saying: “We…
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History

What we know about the Twelve Disciples (or Twelve Apostles) mentioned in the New Testament Bible

The list of the twelve disciples are found in various verses in the New Testament. They are usually referred to as disciples but occasionally called “apostles” (in fact, only once in Matthew, once in Mark, and six times in Luke). Their designation “apostles” (which means “one who is sent away”)…
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Ezekiel

God insists on recognition and obedience – For Ezekiel’s people, judgement is on hand, the end is near (Ezekiel 7:1 – 7:27)

The word of God came to Ezekiel saying: “Son of man, this is what the Lord says to the land of Israel. The end has come upon the four corners of the land! The end is now upon you and I will unleash my anger against you. I will judge…
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Matthew

Jesus brings a dead girl back to life, heals a bleeding woman, a blind man, and a mute – Pharisees accuse him of demonology (Matthew 9:18 – 9:34)

As Jesus explained his purpose to the disciples of John the Baptist ( why Jesus and the disciples did not fast), a synagogue leader knelt before him and said, “My daughter has just died. Come and put your hand on her so she will live.” Jesus and his disciples went…
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Genesis

Joseph interprets dreams for the cupbearer and baker but still fails to receive recognition from Pharaoh (Genesis 40:1 – 40:23)

Sometime later, the king’s cupbearer (chief butler) and baker offended the king. Pharaoh was angry with his two officials and placed them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard (where Joseph was held). The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph and he attended them.…
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Revelation

The two witnesses prophesy for 1,260 days – then are killed and resurrected before the Antichrist takes power (Revelation 11:1-11:14)

John was given a reed ( cane) to use as a measuring rod and told to go and measure the temple and the altar with its worshippers. Then the angel told John, “Exclude the outer court, do not measure it because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will…
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Matthew

The disciples of John the Baptist ask Jesus why he doesn’t fast like the traditional Pharisees – (Matthew 9:14 – 9:17)

The disciples of John the Baptist went to Jesus and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not?” Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while the bridegroom is still with them? The time will come when the bridegroom…
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