Bible Study is an essential daily activity for all Christians. However, due to modern living, it seems that time is hard to find. The purpose of this blog is to offer tips, a weekly study and resources to make Bible Study easier and convenient.
(1) The internet allows Christians to not only create sites like this but opens up access to good resources and tools to help you with your study. One of my favorite sites is Bible Hub, it has many Bible versions available so that you can choose the one the suites your needs. Aside from this, you can look at parallel translations to broaden your scope. For example, I’m a fan of the KJV but sometimes I need a little more clarity.
Check out Leviticus 2, and you’ll see what I mean:
And when any will offer a meat offering unto the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense thereon […]
However, the text in later versions read:
“When anyone brings a grain offering as an offering to the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour. He shall pour oil on it and put frankincense on it […]
The words meat and grain are vastly different. We need to see what the intent of the author was rather than the translator.
וְנֶ֗פֶשׁ כִּֽי־תַקְרִ֞יב קָרְבַּ֤ן מִנְחָה֙ לַֽיהוָ֔ה סֹ֖לֶת יִהְיֶ֣ה קָרְבָּנֹ֑ו וְיָצַ֤ק עָלֶ֨יהָ֙ שֶׁ֔מֶן וְנָתַ֥ן עָלֶ֖יהָ לְבֹנָֽה
The word in bold “minchah” means “grain offering” – The King James translators obviously knew Hebrew so why did they choose “meat” instead?
4503. מִנְחָה minchâh, min-khaw´; from an unused root mean. to apportion, i.e. bestow; a donation; *euphemism* tribute; spec. a sacrificial offering (usually bloodless and voluntary):—gift, oblation, (meat) offering, present, sacrifice
James Strong knew that it was an “offering” that was “usually bloodless” because of the connection with “solet”, meaning “fine flour”. It’s doesn’t necessarily mean that “meat” was wrong, but “grain offering” seems to be a better choice due to the context. [Replace with a video for a better explanation.]
(2) Sometimes the internet isn’t always available and that’s when I recommend. e-Sword Bible Software
By default, e-Sword includes the KJV and a layout suitable for most needs. [Replace with a video for more details.]
Logos, Accordance, etc. – These are great tools but they can get really expensive, really fast. However, are they worth it? [Replace with a video for more details.]
(3) This public blog is designed to create dialog and not to advertise my own interpretations. Even I make mistakes, we all do. The point is to motivate.