Latest Answered Questions

What is the rose of Sharon?

“Sharon” means literally, “a field,” “a plain.” The LXX points “Sharon” as a general designation of an open field. In the Bible, it implies the maritime plain situated between Joppa and Mt. Carmel. Therefore, we can assume that the rose of Sharon flower is named for the region of Sharon. The Saron area (Sharon in … Read more
Husband-Wife

Does Paul teach male dominance?

Male dominance has been a controversial topic especially in modern times. Paul wrote, “For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body” (Ephesians 5:23). As Christ is the “savior of the body,” the church, so the husband should be the … Read more
The seven deacons

Who were the seven deacons?

After the Pentecost, the number of the disciples was multiplying. And there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. So, the apostles made the decision to call the believers to select seven men to carry on this job. The apostles said, “It is not … Read more
Lepers

How did the lepers help Samaria end its famine?

This story of the lepers that helped end the famine in Samaria is in found in 2 Kings chapters 6-7. Ben-Hadad king of Syria besieged Samaria and caused a great famine so that a donkey’s head was sold for eighty shekels of silver, and one-fourth of a kab of dove droppings for five shekels of … Read more
Zedekiah

Who was King Zedekiah in the Old Testament?

The story of Zedekiah is recorded in the books of 2 Kings 24–25, 2 Chronicles 36, and Jeremiah. Zedekiah was the last king of Judah when Babylon took over Jerusalem in 586 BC. The name Zedekiah means “Jehovah is righteousness.” He was the son of King Josiah, full brother of Jehoahaz (2 Kings 23:31), and … Read more
Jesus Law

Did Jesus replace the Ten Commandments with a “new” commandment?

Jesus said that all God’s commandments are summed up by the principle of love. “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law … Read more
Peter Healing

What were the miracles of the book of Acts?

The early church was born, even as Christ’s ministry was born, in the setting of the miraculous (John 14:12). The Lord Jesus Christ appeared supernaturally to the disciples after His resurrection (ch. 1:3). After that Christ ascended into heaven in the sight of His disciples (ch. 1:9). Then the miraculous powers shifted from Christ to … Read more
abigail

How was Abigail a wise woman?

The story of Abigail is mentioned in the first book of Samuel chapter 25. Abigail was a wise and beautiful woman (v. 3). She was the wife of Nabal of the house of Caleb that lived in Maon. Nebal was a very rich man that owned three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. His business … Read more
Eli-Samuel

Who was the youngest prophet in the Bible?

The Bible tells us that Samuel received his first revelation and prophecy from God when he was a young boy. In those days, the word of the Lord was rare and there was no revelation (1 Samuel 2:1). At that time, the Lord called Samuel three times. But Samuel didn’t know that God was calling … Read more