• 1 Kings 20:30 – ‘The wall collapsed on 27,000 of them’?

    A hundred thousand casualties...the wall collapsed on twenty-seven thousand ...

  • 1 Timothy 2:15 – Saved through child-bearing?

    1 Timothy 2:15 - But [the woman] will be delivered through childbearing.' This ...

  • 1 Timothy 4:10 – the Saviour of all people?

    1 Timothy 4:10 - '...the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially ...

  • 2 Corinthians 5:21 – ‘God made Christ to be sin for us’

    2 Corinthians 5:21 'God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, ...

  • 2 Sam 24:1, 1 Chron 21:1 – Who incited David?

    2 Sam 24:1 The LORD’s anger again raged against Israel, and he incited David ...

  • Colossians 1:19f – Universal reconciliation?

    Colossians 1:19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in the Son ...

  • Galatians 3:17 – How much later?

    Gal 3:17 - 'The law, introduced 430 years later...' In this passage, Paul seems ...

  • Galatians 6:16 – The Israel of God

    6:16 'And all who will behave in accordance with this rule, peace and mercy ...

  • Galatians 6:2 – ‘The law of Christ’

    6:2 'Carry one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law ...

  • Genesis 22 – “Abraham, kill your son”

    The account (in Genesis 22) of how God commanded Abraham to sacrifice his only ...

  • Genesis 6-8 – A worldwide flood?

    This description of a worldwide flood, in which the highest of mountains was ...

  • Genesis 6:1f – Who were ‘the sons of God’?

    Gen 6:1 .When humankind began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters ...

  • Hebrews 12:1 – Who are these witnesses?

    12:1 'Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses...' ...

  • Hebrews 6:4-6 – Who are these people?

    Hebrews 6:4 For it is impossible in the case of those who have once been enlightened, ...

  • John 1:1 – ‘The Word was God’?

    John 1:1 '...and the Word was God' (NIV) The New World Translation of the Jehovah's ...

  • John 2:12 – Did Mary bear other children?

    Traditional Roman Catholic teaching denies that Mary had any children other ...

  • John 2:6 – symbol or history?

    Given the extensive symbolism in John's Gospel, Barrett thinks that 'It is ...

  • John 20:21 – “Just as the Father has sent me, I also send you.”

    John 20:21 - "Just as the Father has sent me, I also send you.” In what sense ...

  • John 3:16f – What is meant by ‘the world’?

    John 3:16 For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only ...

  • John 4:44 – ‘His own country’?

    Jn 4:4 'Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in his own ...

  • Judges 19:11-28 – The priest and the concubine

    As evidence for the nastiness of the Old Testament and its God, Richard Dawkins (The ...

  • Luke 2:1f – Quirinius and ‘the first registration’

    Luke 2:1 Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus to register ...

  • Luke 2:7 – No room at the inn?

    Luke 2:7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in strips ...

  • Luke 2:8 – Shepherds: a despised class?

    It is sometimes thought (and said, by preachers) that shepherds were a despised ...

  • Luke 4:16-19 – An incomplete quotation?

    Luke 4:16 Now Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and went ...

  • Mark 2:25f – ‘When Abiathar was high priest’?

    Mark 2:25f - “Have you never read what David did when he was in need and ...

  • Matthew 1:23 – “The virgin will conceive”?

    Matthew 1:22 This all happened so that what was spoken by the Lord through ...

  • Matthew 10:23 – ‘Before the Son of Man comes’?

    Matthew 10:23 - "I tell you the truth, you will not finish going through all ...

  • Matthew 11:12 – Forceful entry, or violent opposition, to the kingdom?

    Matthew 11:12 "From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven ...

  • Matthew 16:18 – Peter the rock?

    16:18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my ...

  • Matthew 18:10 – What about ‘guardian angels’?

    John G. Paton, a missionary in the New Hebrides Islands, experienced the protective ...

  • Matthew 18:20 – ‘Where two or three are gathered…’

    Matthew 18:20 "Where two or three are assembled in my name, I am there among ...

  • Matthew 2:1 – ‘Magi from the east?’

    Matthew 2:1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, in the time of King ...

  • Matthew 2:8f – Can God speak through astrology?

    2:9 After listening to the king they left, and once again the star they saw ...

  • Matthew 21:7 – One animal or two?

    Matthew 21:7 'They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks ...

  • Matthew 25:40 – Who are ‘these brothers of mine’?

    Matthew 25:40 - "Just as you did it for one of the least of these brothers ...

  • Matthew 27:52f – Many bodies raised?

    27:52 And tombs were opened, and the bodies of many saints who had died were ...

  • Matthew 5:21f – Did Jesus reject the Old Testament?

    5:21 “You have heard that it was said to an older generation, ‘Do not murder,’ ...

  • Matthew 8:28 – Gadara or Gerasa?

    A possible contradiction has been identified, in that in Mark Jesus exorcises ...

  • Matthew 8:5 – Son? Servant? Male lover?

    Matthew 8:5 When [Jesus] entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him asking ...

  • Matthew 8:5/Luke 7:3 – Who asked Jesus to help?

    Matthew (Mt 8:5-12) and Luke (Lk 7:1-10) both have an account of a Roman centurion ...

  • Mt 1:1-17 and Lk 3:23-38 – the genealogies of Jesus

    The genealogies of Matthew and Luke differ in a number of ways.  As Peter ...

  • Psalm 137:8f – ‘Happy is he who dashes your infants against the rocks’

    137:8 O daughter Babylon, soon to be devastated! How blessed will be the one ...

  • Rom 3:22; Gal 2:16 – faith in, or faithfulness of Christ?

    The issue Scholars (e.g. Leon Morris, Dictionary of Paul and his Letters) tell ...

  • Romans 1:5 – ‘The obedience of faith’

    Romans 1:5 'Through him we have received grace and our apostleship to bring ...

  • The Parable of the Sower – return from exile?

    Matthew 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20, Luke 8:4-15 For N.T. Wright (Jesus and the Victory ...

  • When did Jesus cleanse the Temple?

    According to John 2:12-22, Jesus cleansed the Temple near the beginning of ...