- Megiddo Inscription [BROKEN] photos (& a few key links); this is the Oct. 2005 discovery in Megiddo, Israel of what could be one of, if not *the* earliest Christian meeting places–late 3d or very early 4th C. is the date presently being proposed. When I get time, I’ll post my transcriptions and translations of the 3 inscriptions found there, including the one that refers to “God–Jesus Christ”).
- Library Classification & Filing System for Biblical & Theological Studies I am frequently asked about organizing a biblical studies library–usually by students, but others inquire as well. As a result I’ve finally decided that I should take the time to make my own system available in a form that I can show others. The outline linked here is based on 30 years of sifting, sorting, consulting, adapting, inventing, revising, etc. my own personalized classification system for biblical studies.
- Biblical Theological Dictionary This is a spelling dictionary of about 2,600 specialized terms from biblical, theological studies for use with Microsoft Word/Office and any other word processors/programs that use plain text files as custom spelling dictionaries. (Link here is to another page with more detail and a download option.)
- Bible Reading Chart (pdf file) You may find it simpler to set a goal of reading a certain number of chapters a day than to try and stick to some of the formal schedules that are available. They work fine for some people, but for others, the (false) guilt or discouragement that come from “getting behind” is not helpful. If you miss a day or don’t read the number of chapters you planned, you don’t need to go back and “catch up” (though you can if you have time)-just keep going. It may take you a bit longer this way, but better to finish a little later than not finish at all. If you want to read through the Bible in one or two years, the following figures may be useful. There are 1,189 chapters in the Bible, so reading an average of 5 days a week, to read the entire Bible in one year, you would need to average about 4.5 chapters per day; in 2 years, about 2.3 chapters per day; Reading one chapter a day will take you through the Bible in about 4.5 years. Reading through the Bible in one year isn’t one of the Ten Commandments, but it is a helpful spiritual discipline. Many people will find a slower pace more helpful, even if they don’t keep up with Joe or Aunt Matilda. And if I may be so bold, try reading all the way through in a different translation some time-you’ll be surprised at how much you notice that you tend to “read over” in your more familiar translation. (Try the NIV or the NASB [1995 update edition] or the new ESV if you haven’t read them through before.) By using various markings (circle, underline, line through, hi-light, etc.) and different color inks multiple readings may be marked on this sheet. The top part of this sheet will fit in most standard-size Bibles to use as a bookmark, or it may be fastened inside the cover so that it doesn’t get lost.
Articles by Others Hosted Here
- Hermeneutics and Logic, Thomas A. Thomas (by permission)
- Articles by Doug Kutilek from “AISI” (mostly on the KJV debate–some of Doug’s better articles over the years)
- Review of Maynard, “A History of the Debate over 1 John 5:7-8” (“a sadly misguided and poorly-directed effort”)