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8 principles of Bible interpretation

So you've probably come for the picture. We might as well get that over with first. Click below for a larger version. 8 Principles of Bible Interpretation - A BibleSnippets Infographic Background A little while ago I posted a few questions about Bible interpretation to a discussion group. I'd realised…

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Busting Gladwell's Goliath

Popular writer Malcolm Gladwell's "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants" is not as good as I had hoped. I'm a great fan of Gladwell's Tipping Point and Outliers, so I had high hopes of a book based on an ostensibly Biblical theme. If you haven't…

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It's been pretty quiet here for a while. The hiatus started deliberately: I had pressing projects to be getting on with! Some time ago I committed to rewrite the Testimony Magazine's website. After working on it for 6 months I lost my local hard drive and a server backup within…

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Israel in England's green and pleasant land

A few weeks ago my wife and I organised a fellowship weekend away in Castleton, which for the uninitiated is a beautiful little town in the English Peak District. We brought along a group from our church, including quite a few under 10s, leaving us with the interesting problem of…

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Not Nebuchadnezzar's Image

When you think of Daniel chapter 2 you probably think of "Nebuchadnezzar's image". But have you ever noticed that it's not the only thing, nor even the majority, of what the chapter actually tells us about? Although the chapter is recognised primarily for its prophetic content there is also an…

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Zechariah 14

Zechariah 14 is a great place to start Bible Prophecy Snippets: it's a plain-language prophecy with an obvious link to the return of Christ. Although a jigsaw puzzle analogy may seem a little trite, it's a fairly accurate description of how this series will proceed. To help build a picture…

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4 Gospels of Resurrection: Mark

To find out why the Bible gives us four gospel accounts of the resurrection this series moves on to Mark, the most dynamic gospel, and one which poses a serious textual problem. Chapter divisions in modern Bibles neatly demarcate Mark's account of the resurrection to chapter 16. At this point…

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