The book of Exodus preserves the truth about the scribe’s familiarity about Egyptian calendar by mentioning the feast of Ingathering in year end using Egyptian based on the seasonal cycles of river Nile while the other books in the law mentions it as feast of Tabernacles in seventh month using the calendar given by God based on the seasons in ancient Israel. This means, the earliest content written in the book of Exodus must be as old as 1468 BC.
Book of Exodus is the only book in the Bible with multiple doublets for proper names. These inconsistencies shows us the hard work of the redactor who pieced together to recreate the events with the best of the information they have at that time so that we can read it as one book.
The book of Joshua was either an older document or compiled from an older document written prior to 1075 BC which got continually revised and additional information added based on events with last noticeable revision after 850 BC. Hence, we can confidently place the book of Joshua prior to the book of Judges in 1075 BC and last revision after 850 BC.
The internal evidence from the Scripture itself shows that the book of Judges must have been written after the Ark of the covenant was moved from Shiloh and before Jerusalem was captured by king David. This gives us a more precise time period between 1085-1065 BC when Samuel was judging Israel.
The internal evidence from the Scripture itself shows that the book of Genesis must have been compiled when Calah was a great city and during the reign of David. It is important to note that the content in Genesis might have been from much older documents but the book of Genesis as we have today for the most part was written and compiled around 1060 BC during the reign of David .
Many Christians are double minded in many social issues. Either they try to please someone they love by tolerating their sins and abominations they do or they themselves are sinful tempting God. As Psalmist says, I hate the double-minded
The thirty-sixth chapter of Ezekiel is about God’s anger for Israel’s rebellion, and the promise of re-inhabiting Israel again. Today, God had truly blessed Israel and bring the Jews back from just a few thousand Jews living in Israel around 1600s to 6.1 million today. This is the LORD’s doing and we are witness to what He had done.
What can we infer from the two Exodus censuses? Here are some of the interesting facts you may or may not have heard: Average life expectancy or all males is 60. For every 10000 males, there are an additional 995 females. The children of Israel who came out of Egypt is around 2 million.
A witness remaining silent is guilty according to the law. How can we be witness to Christ if we don’t cry out? God will not spare us if we don’t cry out against abominations. If we remain silent, relief and deliverance will arise for His people from another place but we will perish. Therefore, let us cry out against abominations that are happening in this world.
This post is a response to the opinion article Same-sex marriage: What does the Bible really have to say? published in ABC and originally published in The Conversation. It’s actually an email sent to a private church group but posting it here will benefit all Christians.