Hebrew Bible

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Remembering a Giant – Frank Moore Cross

Remembering a Giant – Frank Moore Cross

On this day in 2012, Frank Moore Cross, the distinguished Bible Scholar breathed his last and was gathered to his people at 91 years of age. Professor Cross was considered one of the great Bible scholars of our time. He is probably most known for his work on the Dead...

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The Bible BC – rightly dividing the Word

The Bible BC – rightly dividing the Word

The Hebrew Scriptures were not always divided into chapters and verses; in fact it is not even of Jewish origin (Ginsburg, 1966). The chapter divisions that we are familiar with, according to Moore (1893) date back to “the Latin Bible in the thirteenth century ” (p....

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Swearing by the Name of YHVH

Swearing by the Name of YHVH

This paper is a preliminary study of an ancient and long forgotten practice – swearing by the name of YHVH. According to the Hebrew Bible, swearing by the name of YHVH was a common practice in antiquity. Men and women, prophets and kings, swore in the name of Israel’s...

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