Can Scholars Take the Virgin Birth Seriously?

010 Three clear arguments support belief in the virgin birth1 of Jesus. The first is textual. Both Matthew and Luke state clearly that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, without the aid of a human father: Matthew Luke “Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother […]

Reconstructing the Magnificent Temple Herod Built

“In the fourth year of his reign over Israel, Solomon began to build the House of the Lord” (1 Kings 6:1). Bible scholars call this the First Temple. King Solomon built this Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, on a stone threshing floor bought by Solomon’s father, David, for 50 shekels of […]

The Many Faces of Moses
A Deuteronomic portrait By Patrick D. Miller Jr.

No single figure so dominates the pages of the Hebrew Bible as Moses. This is especially true of Deuteronomy, the final book of the Pentateuch. There Moses is not only the central figure, he is virtually the only figure. Indeed the only ones who speak in the book are Moses and God. Scholars differ […]


Bible Lands
How to Draw Ancient Highways on Biblical Maps By Barry J. Beitzel