Before Abraham Was

Von Radin the last edition of his famous commentary on Genesis (published not long before his death in 1971) could write proudly, “How can we analyze such extremely complex materials [as Genesis]? There is now no fundamental dispute ...

Before Abraham Was

Rebelling against a century of Old Testament scholarship, Isaac M. Kikawada and Arthur Quinn persuasively argue that the first eleven chapters of Genesis are not a literary patchwork by different editors as widely supposed, but are the work of one author of extraordinary subtlety and skill. Comparing Genesis 1-11 with primeval histories from the ancient Near East, Kikawada and Quinn urge their readers to appreciate the ingenuity of Genesis's author: "When we think we find this author napping, we had better proceed very carefully. As with Homer or Shakespeare, when you think you have seen something wrong, there may well be something wrong with your own eyes. You are more likely to be wrong than either of them." Providing a solid case for the unity of Genesis's first eleven chapters, Kikawada and Quinn move on to show how these chapters provide a formal structure for other Old Testament histories. Destined to have lasting impact on biblical scholarship, Before Abraham Was will give scholars, clergy, and students a new appreciation of critical biblical studies and a new hypothesis for the formation of Genesis.

BEFORE ABRAHAM WAS I AM

John 8:58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham came to be, I am.” Again, this rendering falls short in at least two areas. First, it is not grammatically correct, because the English present come before some ...

BEFORE ABRAHAM WAS I AM

JOHN 8:58 has been one of the most hotly debated verses in the Bible for centuries. For the first time, an impartial, unbiased, objective investigation begins and ends here. BEFORE ABRAHAM WAS I AM is for all individuals interested in how John 8:58 should be translated, as well as how it should be interpreted. The book impartially (objectively) offers the two different translation views on this verse, as well as two different interpretational views. The reader is given the opportunity to see both perspectives, and then, he or she can decide for themselves. The reader does not have to know Biblical Greek, as we have taken every measure to make this small book easy to understand. We have used the Greek interlinear with the English above the Greek. We have translated all the Greek herein. We have tried to define and explain every uncommon term. Views on translating John 8:58 include NT commentator with the historical setting Kenneth O Gangel, Bible background Clinton E. Arnold and Craig S. Keener, Exegetical commentator D. A. Carson, NT Greek scholar Daniel B. Wallace, Textual scholar B. F. Westcott, Senior Bible Translator of the NASB Don Wilkins, and Chief Translator of the UASV and textual scholar Edward D. Andrews.

Before Abraham Was I Am

I AM thy radiance crystal clear, Forever pouring through me here They living joy fore'er expanding I AM with thee al life commanding! YOU ARE A CHILD OF LIGHT You are a child Before Abraham Was I Am 55 I AM THY CHALICE.

Before Abraham Was I Am

"When God created the universe, He also created the Metaphysical universe.” This paraphrase from Donald Walch’s book “A Conversation with God” aptly points to the intricate matrix of themes, ideas and concepts which formulate a complete world view of how things work. This is important because our individual belief system has a direct impact on all of the events and important episodes in our lives and generally affects the quality and longevity of life as a whole. God as the omnipotent catalyst of the entire creative process does not interfere with our choices, but instead allows us to reap the benefits or suffer the consequences of our decisions. When we learn to raise our thinking to the higher consciousness of divine mind, the quality of life both individually and as a people will be naturally uplifted from an uncertain existence of coincidence and chance to a progressively stable and secure co-existence with the sustaining grace of God’s unlimited cosmos. This book represents an attempt to explore some of the more relevant concepts of mankind’s symbiotic relationship to an immaculate Holiness in which we intuitively have always known to exist but through the daily grind of everyday living have somehow lost touch. The book is not amid at any particular religion, culture or ethic group but is a rather modest endeavor to discuss an array of universal themes and concepts common to us all."

Unitarianism Philosophically and Theologically Examined

For the original text and the vnl- gate,. acknowleged by all the learned to be the best and most faithful of all the Latin versions, have, not as Mr. J. S. renders it " before Abraham was," but " before Abraham was madeTM pgh 'aC^x/a ...

Unitarianism Philosophically and Theologically Examined

""With our American Philosophy and Religion series, Applewood reissues many primary sources published throughout American history. Through these books, scholars, interpreters, students, and non-academics alike can see the thoughts and beliefs of Americans who came before us.""

Homilies on the Gospel According to John and His First Epistle

Lord answered , Verily , verily , I say unto you , Before Abraham came into being , I am . Weigh well the words , and note the mystery . “ Antequam Abraham fieret , " before Abraham was made . Understand the " fieret , " was made ...

Homilies on the Gospel According to John  and His First Epistle


Homilies on the Gospel According to St John and His First Epistle

Lord answered , Verily , verily , I say unto you , Before Abraham came into being , I am . Weigh well the words , and note the mystery . “ Antequam Abraham fieret , ” before Abraham was made . Understand the “ fieret , " was made ...

Homilies on the Gospel According to St  John and His First Epistle


THE CHALLENGE OF TRANSLATING TRUTH

UASV ESV, LEB, HCSB, RSV NLV CEV Jesus said to Jesus said to Jesus said to Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, before Abraham was even born, I AM! them, "Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham came to be, I AM.

THE CHALLENGE OF TRANSLATING TRUTH

The Bible has faced opposition from Satan’s world since the beginning, from supposed “friend” and foe alike. An innumerable number of faithful followers of God have paid with their lives to bring us the Bible in our language today. Even today, there is much pressure from the so-called Christian community and the scholarly world to be faithful to man as opposed to being faithful to God and the original language text when translating the Bible. The closing chapters will deal with that, for now, let’s look at the hazardous duty of Bible translation and the lives of three great men. TRANSLATING TRUTH will deal with the process of going from the original language critical text to the Bible translation in English. Also, it will address the differences as well, so the reader can know which translations are to be most trusted. There are rules and principles to Bible translation that will give the reader the closest English equivalent of what God’s Word had said in the original language of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. It is art to be balanced in the application of these rules and principles. While Bible translators are no longer hung or burned at the stake, there is still enormous pressure on their lives. If a translator does not color within the lines of certain groups, they can be ostracized to the point of being unable to work. They are privately and publicly mocked. For example, the literal translators are wrongly viewed as knuckle-dragging Neanderthals who cannot give up the dated way of translating the Word of God by the modern idealist way of carrying out the work of Bible translation by the dynamic equivalent, interpretive translators. Modern-day scholars and many within the so-called Christian community will treat the translator who is faithful to God and the original text with contempt, scorn, mockery, and derision, even outright hostility. The final section of chapters could never be exhaustive as to what could be said about the trustworthiness of our Bible but it is more than enough to give you a sense that what we have today is the closest to what we have ever had when it comes to our literal translations being a mirrorlike reflection of the originals in English.

Truth in Translation

KJV Before Abraham was, I am. NRSV Before Abraham was, I am. NASB Before Abraham was born, I am. NIV Before Abraham was born, I am! TEV Before Abraham was born, 'I Am'. AB Before Abraham was born, I AM. NAB Before Abraham came to be, ...

Truth in Translation

Written with the student and interested public in mind, Truth in Translation aims to explain what is involved and what is at stake in Bible translation. It begins with brief treatments of the background to the Bible and its translation, the various approaches to translation, and the specific origins of nine translation versions in wide use in the English-speaking world today. It then proceeds to compare those versions on nine points of translation, ranging from individual terms, to difficult passages, to whole categories of grammar. The book serves to inform readers of the forces at work shaping the meaning of the Bible, to help in their selection of Bible translations, and to act as a critical catalyst for the improvement of Bible translations through more careful attention to the risk of bias in the translation process.

John

8:56–58 “Your father Abraham rejoiced that he was to see my day. . . . Before Abraham was, I am.” (33) Novatian If Christ is only human, why does he say, Before Abraham was, I am (8:58)? No human can exist before the one who gives him ...

John

This Church’s Bible volume on the Gospel of John contains carefully selected and translated homilies and commentaries from such church fathers as Cyril of Alexandria, Cyril of Jerusalem, Gregory the Great, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Augustine, Athanasius, and the Venerable Bede. Ranging chronologically from the second century to the ninth, these substantial patristic selections provide an illuminating window into the breadth of the church’s interpretive tradition on John’s Gospel. Authors of Works Excerpted Ambrose of Milan Ammonius of Alexandria Aphrahat Apostolic Constitutions Athanasius of Alexandria Augustine of Hippo Basil of Caesarea Bede Caesarius of Arles Clement of Alexandria Cyprian of Carthage Cyril of Alexandria Cyril of Jerusalem Didymus the Blind Ephrem the Syrian Gregory of Nazianzus Gregory of Nyssa Gregory the Great Hilary of Poitiers Hippolytus of Rome Irenaeus of Lyons Jerome John Cassian John Chrysostom John of Damascus John Scotus Eriugena Justin Martyr Leo the Great Maximus of Turin Novatian Origen of Alexandria Peter Chrysologus Romanos the Melodist Rufinus of Aquileia Severian of Gabala Sophronius of Jerusalem Tertullian of Carthage Theodore of Mopsuestia Theodoret of Cyrus Theophilus of Alexandria

Yehovah

Jno.8:3l-59 consists of a long dialogue on the subject of the true descendants of Abraham. The climax comes in 8:58 in the astounding claim of Jesus, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” Since the contrast is between ...

 Yehovah

Biblical tradition asserts that the revelation of God to Moses in the burning bush involved also a declaration of the divine name, the Tet (represented by the letters Y, H, W, H), and its meaning. There are indications that the divine name was known prior to the time of Moses, although ultimate questions of origin and precise meaning are shrouded in obscurity. IN fact, even the exact pronunciation of the name (usually pronounced YAHWEH) is by no means certain. The author of The Divine Name in the Bible surveys the immense literature on this subject, and traces the use of various names for deity in Israel from patriarchal times onwards, with special attention to the significance of the Tetragrammaton, which in course of time, became the name by which the God of Israel was known. Various aspects of the theological meaning of the name in the Old Testament writings are explored. The Dead Sea Scrolls, the Jewish Talmudic literature, and later mystical writings are also examined. The translators of the Old Testament into Greek used Kyrios as the equivalent for YHWH--with implications for the New Testament understanding of the person of Jesus Christ, reflected also in subsequent Christological formulations.

The Works of Leonard Woods D D

“ Jesus said unto them , verily , verily I say unto you , before Abraham was , I am . ” The plain meaning is , that Christ existed before Abraham . Let us now see whether there are any sufficient reasons for departing from this obvious ...

The Works of Leonard Woods  D D


The Works of Leonard Woods

“ Jesus said unto them , verily , verily I say unto you , before Abraham was , I am . ” The plain meaning is , that Christ existed before Abraham . Let us now see whether there are any sufficient reasons for departing from this obvious ...

The Works of Leonard Woods


Expository thoughts on the Gospels with the text complete

[ Jesus said ... before Abraham was , I am . ] This famous verse , I believe , can only receive one honest interpretation . It is a distinct assertion of our Lord's eternity , –His existence before all creation .

Expository thoughts on the Gospels  with the text complete


A Vindication of the Worship of the Lord Jesus Christ as the Supreme God in All the Dispensations Patriarchal Mosaick and Christian

I must observe further on this Text , that there is a great force in the Orignal , ngiv ' AG.godile gevéetat ega sils , before Abraham was , existed , fieret , as the Latin Vulgar has it , was made , I am ; where there is a marvelous ...

A Vindication of the Worship of the Lord Jesus Christ as the Supreme God  in All the Dispensations  Patriarchal  Mosaick and Christian


A Third Collection of Tracts Proving the God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ the Only True God and Jesus Christ the Son of God Him Whom the Father Sanctified and Sent Raised from the Dead and Exalted And Disproving the Doctrine of Three Almighty Real Subsisting Persons Minds Or Spirits Giving Also an Account of the Nominal Trinity Called by Schoolmen Persons and of the Judgment of the Fathers and Catholick Church for the First 150 Years

a luftrious Grotius ; that a Man , the Son and Abrahim was , I was ; not only in the De Descendant of Abraham , could no other crees , but in the Express Promises of God . ways be before Abraham , but only conftitu .

A Third Collection of Tracts  Proving the God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ  the Only True God  and Jesus Christ the Son of God  Him Whom the Father Sanctified and Sent  Raised from the Dead and Exalted  And Disproving the Doctrine of Three Almighty Real Subsisting Persons  Minds Or Spirits  Giving Also an Account of the Nominal Trinity     Called by Schoolmen Persons  and of the Judgment of the Fathers and Catholick Church for the First 150 Years


A New and Corrected Version of the New Testament Or a Minute Revision of the Original Memoirs Letters Prophecies and Other Productions of the Evangelists and Apostles To which are Subjoined a Few Generally Brief Critical Explanatory and Practical Notes By Rodolphus Dickinson With a Portrait

Before Abraham was born , I existed . T. Before Abraham was I am . R. T. Campbell , who translates the passage , Before Abraham was born I am , remarks , ' 6700 tips may be rendered I was . The present for the imperfect , or even for ...

A New and Corrected Version of the New Testament  Or  a Minute Revision of the Original Memoirs  Letters  Prophecies and Other Productions of the Evangelists and Apostles  To which are Subjoined a Few  Generally Brief  Critical  Explanatory  and Practical Notes  By Rodolphus Dickinson   With a Portrait


Considerations on the Explications of the Doctrine of the Trinity

luftrious Grotills ; that a Man , the Son and Abrabim was , I was ; not only in the De Descendant of Abrabanr , could no other crees , but in the Express Promises of God . ways be before Abraham , but only Conftitu .

Considerations on the Explications of the Doctrine of the Trinity


The Works of Dr John Tillotson with the Life of the Author

Secondly , As to some other texts which speak of his existence before his incarnation , as that he was " glorified with his Father before the world was ; " and " before Abraham was , I am ; " , these they interpret thus : that " he was ...

The Works of Dr  John Tillotson     with the Life of the Author