Rogers began this topic in the Table of Principal Matters by defining “abrogation”: it means to abolish, etc. Then Rogers gave scripture verses that declare the futility of the Old Covenant and of its decrees and ceremonies, which is why they were abolished. Beautiful verses also describe the inner virtues that please God. Jeremiah prophesies of the New Covenant, under which God would write his laws on our hearts so that we can walk in the virtues that please him.
The first post in the Principal Matters series looks at what the Table of Principal Matters in the1537 Matthew Bible taught about what is abominable before God. Idol worship. How the abomination that causes desolation is identified in Luke’s gospel.
INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES on the Table of Principal Matters in the 1537 Matthew Bible. John Rogers wrote, “As the bees diligently diligently do gather together sweet flowers, to make by natural craft the sweet honey, so have I done with the principal topics contained in the Bible.” Find out about the Table and the topics: subscribe for our blog.
Numbers 20 in the New Matthew Bible, which includes William Tyndale’s translation of the passage where Moses’ strikes the rock at the water of strife. How Tyndale’s use of a variety of words and his avoidance of unnecessary transliteration made God’s word clear.
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.