The following articles are related to the topic of LAW OF MOSES

Caiaphas – Official at the Trial of Jesus

Caiaphas, an important official in the city of Jerusalem, is mentioned nine times by name in the New Testament (Mt. 26:3,57; Lk. 3:2; Jn. 11:49; 18:13,14,24,28; Acts 4:6). Next to Pilate, the Roman governor, Caiaphas was the most powerful dignitary in Judea. He served for eighteen years (A.D. 18-36) as an appointee of the Roman government. This unusually long administration ... read more »

How Does this Man Know “Letters”?

"What did the Jews mean when they described Jesus with these words: 'How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?' (John 7:15 - KJV, ASV).If he had never learned, how did he write on the ground (John 8:6,8)?" Some appreciation of the background behind John 7:15 is helpful in understanding the meaning of this passage. In chapter 5 of John's ... read more »

Is There No Plan of Salvation for Angels?

"What is the meaning of Hebrews 2:16, 'For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham'?" In order to appreciate the passage (as much as is possible from the limited information available), one has to have a grasp of the argument that the inspired writer has made thus far ... read more »

The Me-First Syndrome

"Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandments to depart unto the other side [of the sea of Galilee]. And there came a scribe, and said unto him, Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go. And Jesus said to him, 'The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven have nests; but the Son of ... read more »

What Is the Meaning of “Corban”?

"In Mark 7:11-12 Christ condemns the Pharisees for rejecting the commandment of God by their tradition. What specifically were the Pharisees teaching in these two verses? What is Corban?" In order to understand the situation under consideration, the entire context must be viewed. It reads as follows. And there are gathered together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the ... read more »

Jehovah’s Witnesses and Blood Transfusions

Most people are aware that for more than half a century the "Jehovah's Witnesses" have vigorously opposed the medical practice of blood transfusions. In a number of well-documented cases, the "Witnesses" have allowed family members die, rather than permitting a transfusion to save their lives. Though the sincerity of these folks can scarcely be questioned, they have a zeal without ... read more »

Timothy McVeigh and Capital Punishment

Six days before Timothy McVeigh's scheduled execution (June 11, 2001), several thousand pages of federal documents were "discovered," to which his attorneys had not been provided access. During a presidential press conference on May 11, a reporter asked, "What if these documents were found six days after the execution?" What does this question imply? It implies the possibility that an ... read more »

How Did the Samaritan Woman Know About the Messiah?

"A Samaritan woman said to Jesus: 'I know that the Messiah cometh.' How did this woman know that the Messiah, 'he that is called Christ,' was coming (Jn. 4:25)?"The Samaritans accepted only the Pentateuch (Genesis through Deuteronomy) as Scripture, yet they anticipated the Messiah confidently. In the Temple court, Peter preached: "Moses indeed said, A prophet shall the Lord God ... read more »

Salvation Is from the Jews

No Christian can be anti-Semitic toward the Jews. Christ was a Jew, and that by divine intent. In a conversation with a Samaritan woman, Jesus declared: "[S]alvation is from the Jews" (John 4:22). The focus, of course, was upon his personal identity as the Messiah (vv. 25-26). All people are indebted to the Hebrew nation for the Savior. Christians are ... read more »

Stranger? Or Family and Friend?

"So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God" (Ephesians 2:19). The foregoing are words that Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus, a congregation with which he worked for three years (Acts 20:31). Some nineteen centuries before the birth of Jesus, Jehovah selected Abraham ... read more »