Hebrew Idiom in the Gospels

David Biven demonstrates that the Greek of the New Testament contains several signs of a Semitic background. While this is not demonstrative of an actual Hebraic text behind any of the New Testament, it is a strong indicator that to some degree, a Semitic/Hebraic tradition (either oral or written) was in place by the time […]

David Biven on Acts 21:20

David Biven of Jerusalem Perspective shares a quick video regarding traditional translations of Acts 21:20: And when they heard it, they glorified God. And they said to him, “You see, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews of those who have believed. They are all zealous for the law… Acts 21:20 (ESV) οἱ δὲ […]

The Septuagint & the Rosetta Stone

If our approach to the New Testament is that it is textually Greek and conceptually Hebrew, it would do us well to corroborate that with other documents that are also textually Greek and conceptually Hebrew. Do we have such a document (or documents)? Yes, the Septuagint. What is the Septuagint? Wikipedia tells us: The Septuagint, named […]

Matthew 6 and Righteousness

Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may […]