The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Make straight the way of the LORD” (John 1:23)

Tag: translation issues

  • God’s Forgiveness Requires No Bloodshed

    The shedding of blood is unnecessary for God to forgive sins. From Adam until Moses, no one had to kill animals to receive pardon. “For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law.” (Rom 5:13 NKJV) So why did God establish the Law of Moses if […]

  • God Was, Is & Always Will Be A Covenant God

    Yahweh God has, is and always will be a covenant God. A quick search for “covenant” in your favorite Bible app, website or concordance will easily demonstrate this fact and yet will only scratch the surface. Not long ago I wrote a post on “hesed” — a Hebrew word used hundreds of times in the […]

  • Is God Primarily Merciful or Loving?

    The Hebrew word hesed / khesed / chesed (Strong’s H2617) is an efficient short-hand for the heart of God. It’s used almost 250x in the OT, particularly in the Psalms. This word has a long history of being translated strictly as “mercy” in English (see Coverdale, Geneva, Bishops, KJV). I believe it was the Young’s […]