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Why Was Cain’s Sacrifice Rejected?

"Did God reject Cain's sacrifice simply because he did not 'give his best' or was it because it was not a blood sacrifice like Abel's? Did God require an animal sacrifice (blood sacrifice) on this occasion?" The record of Cain's rejected sacrifice reads: "And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ... read more »

The Altar of Incense: Where Was It Located?

"In Exodus 40:26, the Bible states that the 'golden altar' was in the holy place of the tabernacle, in front of the veil. On the other hand, the book of Hebrews (9:3-4) seems to suggest that the altar of incense was in the most holy place. How can these passages be harmonized?" In responding to this question, some background information ... read more »

Who or What Were the “Seraphim”?

p(question) "Who or what are the 'seraphim' mentioned in Isaiah 6:2, 6?" The English word "seraphim" is a transliteration of the Hebrew term serapim, a plural form of the root, saraph, which signifies "to burn." The root appears some 120 times in the Old Testament in various contexts in which different objects are described as burning (e.g., sacrifices, cities, etc.). ... read more »

The Old Testament and Incense

One of the amazing evidences of Bible inspiration is that of prophecy-especially predictive prophecy. Predictive prophecy presents facts regarding events that are to happen in the future. Since no ordinary human can know what is to happen in the future, prophetic statements reflect the orchestration of God in the foretelling of certain things that are to take place eventually. One ... read more »

Hebrews 9:5 & Romans 3:25 – Christ Jesus: Our Propitiation

In the ninth chapter of the book of Hebrews, the inspired writer discusses the tabernacle arrangement of the Old Testament regime. "And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holy of holies; having a golden altar of incense, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was a golden pot holding the manna, ... read more »

The Anthropic Principle

I have in my library a science book that was published almost eighty-five years ago. I recently noticed this paragraph. Read it carefully and tell me if you think it would be found in your child's science book today. We cannot but admire the wisdom of the Creator in thus arranging that the plants should be able to take the ... read more »

Was There Forgiveness Under the Mosaic Regime?

"How could there be forgiveness of sins before Christ died (for example, in the Old Testament period), if forgiveness was predicated upon Jesus' death?" Let us consider two different ways to answer this challenging question. Answer #1: Forgiveness Was Available Before the Death of Christ Do the scriptures assert that, in some sense, forgiveness was obtainable before the death of ... read more »

Examine me, Lord — A Study of Psalm 26

Psalm 26 is a brief (twelve verses) but delightful psalm (i.e., in poetic form) in which the author petitions his God for protection from some threatening, deadly force. Hence, he will argue his case to the Lord in the hope of a favorable response to his prayer. There are two considerations we will give to this study: First, is there ... read more »

Exploring the Concept of Priesthood

The theme of priests and priesthood is prominent within the Scriptures. One is first introduced to the concept of a priest in the book of Genesis, and the role lingers until the sacred canon closes. The office of the priest is mentioned some 700 times in the Old Testament, and approximately 80 times in the New Testament. It is obvious ... read more »

Elijah, Prophet of Confrontation

The prophet Elijah was a mixture of emotions and convictions. At times he stands as a giant of faith and courage. On other occasions, he appears to wilt in the face of adversity. Perhaps that is why so many of us are drawn to him; we are cut from the same fabric. In this study, let us survey one of ... read more »