Why didn't God send Jesus to other places?

Q) Why didn't God send Jesus to other places? A) The purpose of Jesus ministry was to gather true worshippers of Jehovah from Israel. In Matthew 15:24 (NIV) Jesus said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” Jesus’ purpose was not [...]

What was the role of a priest in the Bible?

We could generally describe the role of God's priests as follows: 1. These were ordained by God to offer sacrifices- "For every high priest taken from among men (all the Jewish priests were taken from the Kohan family of the tribe of Levi) is [...]

When was Jerusalem created?

The Bible does not give us a specific date. However, it does trace its beginnings. Ezekiel 16:3 (NASB), “Thus says the Lord GOD to Jerusalem, ‘Your origin and your birth are from the land of the Canaanite, your father was an Amorite and your [...]

Why didn't the Samaritans and the Jews meet together?

The people, who became known as the Samaritans, came from the Assyrian empire. When the ten tribes of Israel were taken captive by Assyria, the Assyrians sent foreign people to populate the land.  2 Kings 17:23-34,”So the people of Israel were taken from their [...]

What scriptures point to 7 years of tribulation?

Summary: Some Christians believe that Daniel 9:27 refers to a future 7 years of tribulation.  This is a misinterpretation of prophetic scripture.  Instead, Daniel 9:27 refers to the end of meaningful sacrifices under the Jewish law and the desolation of Israel and Jerusalem after [...]

Is there a significance to number 40?

Numbers can often carry a meaning in the Bible. The meaning is derived from a pattern of usage throughout the Scriptures. The number forty appears 146 times in the Bible and it is usually associated with a period of testing and hardship. The number [...]

What is the name of the Red Sea?

One of the most memorable miracles in the Bible was the deliverance of the nation of Israel when they crossed the Red Sea.  The Gulf of Aqaba is also called “The Red Sea.”  We read in 1 Kings 9:26 – “King Solomon also built [...]

Who are the sons of Ishmael?

Ishmael had twelve sons: Nebajoth, Kedar, Abdeel, Mibsam, Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadar, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. (Genesis 25:14-18) According to McClintock and Strong’s Cyclopedia, Arab historians divide the Arab peoples into the descendants of Joktan (Genesis 10:25-29); and descendants of Ishmael. Some of [...]

What is Abraham's bosom?

Abraham’s bosom represents the Abrahamic covenant.  The reference to Abraham’s bosom or chest is found in Luke 16:22 as part of the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus.  The parable starts with the Rich Man clothed in purple and linen living in luxury.  [...]