Was Easter an ancient pagan festival in honour of an idol named Ishtar? No. This is a modern myth. No written records exist to connect Easter with Ishtar. The extant writings show that Easter was always a Christian festival, and was considered the Christian Passover.
Tyndale explained in his 1530 Pentateuch that the word “booth” in the Old Testament meant “a house made of boughs.” These houses were a main feature of the Feast of Tabernacles.
Considering the story told in Genesis 19 about the crowd of people in Sodom who surrounded Lot’s house and called for him to deliver his guests to them for violence and rape. Why Martin Luther concluded that women and civic leaders were all part of the crowd.
It takes practice, but it is not difficult to learn how to read Early Modern English. These ten tips cover common features of Early Modern texts that might cause difficulty for new readers. For example, a line over a vowel means an M or N has been dropped (frō = from and mā = man). Also the one-E rule: the = thee, se = see, fre = free.
In his very insightful “Treatise on Death” Myles Coverdale discussed the four kinds of death and life mentioned in the Scriptures, including the natural, the eternal, the terrible, and the blessed. For the Christian, there are different kinds of blessed deaths.
Traditionally, Psalm 23 was understood to teach not only about God as our great shepherd, but also about his word, which is the table set before us in the presence of our enemies. God’s word is our spiritual food and drink, anointing oil, etc. But since the new translation and teaching of the Geneva Bible, God’s word has been forgotten.
A brief review of Luther’s concerns and warnings in his 1543 book, “On the Jews and Their Lies.” What he said, and why. He deserves a thoughtful defence against the charge that he was antisemitic.
It is almost Easter, and time for the remembrance of how our Lord was offered up upon the cross for us. Here we examine how differently the Matthew and Geneva Bibles taught about the Lord’s work on the cross in two important New Testament verses: 2 Corinthians 5:21 and Romans 8:3. The difference arose in part from the Geneva re-interpretation of Paul’s mysterious saying, “Christ was made sin for us.”
A short, simple study that shows why we should keep “unto” in the Bible. This little word conveys spiritual meaning that is unique to Christian doctrine and is instructive for the faith. It takes more than doctrine, more than mere head knowledge, to make a true Christian.
William Tyndale warned his readers that Antichrist is not a future mystery man, but a spiritual thing. We must be alert to him now, or we will fail to identify him. See what he wrote, in his own words.