the-bible-history

timefly121 asked:

My girlfriend recently bought me a copy of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History. I just wanted to know if you had a copy as well?

I do! I call it the “TMNT history bible”. Hahaaa.

Books I’ve Read in 2015 So Far...

It is halfway through the year, so it’s a great time to share what I’ve been reading with everyone (here’s the link to my 2015 reading list.).  My minimum goal for the past few years was usually one book per week - 52 books a year.  This year, I will probably read around 60 or so.

I have been diving into a lot of Patristic and Orthodox books and articles, particularly books on St Athanasius in relation to wider Orthodox theology.  Khaled Anatolios’ books on Athanasius (Athanasius (Early Church Fathers) and Athanasius: The Coherence of His Thought) have been very helpful for understanding the context in which the Early Church developed its theology.  I also read through St Augustine’s On the Trinity three times back-to-back.  It’s not only a great introduction to Augustine’s Trinitarian theology, but a great peak inside the mind of one of the West’s greatest theologians.  John Ronning’s book, The Jewish Targums and John’s Logos Theology, forced me to rethink the background of St John’s Gospel and gave me a better insight into the theology of the Fourth Gospel.  I highly recommend it.  I’ve also been reading St Athanasius’ Letters off on and on in my spare time.

Recently, however, I’ve hit a bit of a dead spot.  Obviously, interpretation/hermeneutics will always be at the forefront of my studies, though everything I’ve read recently has been more of the same… very little movement forward regarding the problem(s) of interpretation (and authority, for that matter).  Any suggestions on any interesting reads (or questions) from those subscribed to my blog?

Feel free to send me suggestions or questions via this website, e-mail, twitter, or Facebook!

3

The Holkham Bible Picture Book folios 4v - 5r

On folio 4v a sword wielding Angel prevents Adam and Eve’s entry into the Garden of Eden.  In folio 5r Cain and Abel making sacrifices and Adam instructing his sons as they work in the fields.

Manuscript dated to 1327 - 1335 andmade in England possibly London.

Add MS 47682, Images from the British Library Manuscript Website

http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_47682

What you believe about the past (historical science) determines how you interpret the observational evidence. Since Bill Nye believes the earth is billions of years old, he likely assumes (as most evolutionists do) that the climate has been relatively stable for the last 10,000 years, since the end of the last supposed glacial period. Since our climate is now changing, many secularists assume that modern man must be the primary cause and, if this is true, then this certainly is cause for alarm. But as Christians we start with a completely different account of Earth’s history—the history recorded in God’s Word. According to God’s Word, the earth is only around 6,000 years old. But the climate was radically changed about 4,350 years ago when the earth was catastrophically reshaped by the global Flood of Noah’s day. This Flood even caused an Ice Age, which covered 30% of Earth’s surface with ice and snow. This transitional period then eased out to give way to the climate we now have today. So we should expect minor variations in our climate, and these changes are not necessarily man-made. So, unlike most evolutionists, we are not alarmed by reports of changing climates. (Read my entire post here: https://answersingenesis.org/…/bill-nye-explains-climate-c…/)
—  Ken Ham
worldmysteries.org
What Does The Bible Say About Necromancy? | World Mysteries
The blackest of all the black arts is undoubtedly necromancy, the ancient method of communication with the dead. The art of raising the dead and controlling their spirits takes its name from Greek words meaning “dead” and “divination”.

You might not hear from me as often as usual for the next 2 weeks, as I’m off to London to attend the University of London’s Rare Book School (otherwise known as LRBS )! I’ll be taking courses called “The Medieval Book” and “Provenance in Books” both of which I’m SUPER excited for! I kind of assume it’ll be like in this illumination from a 13th century Bible Historial, including the exposed leg- it’s supposed to be in the 70s and 80s the whole time I’m there! 😍✨☀️
(MS 19 from the University of Edinburgh library special collections )