Greetings friends, this is planned to be the central blog (either Blogger or Wordpress edition) for a wide variety of Pure Bible discussion. Come back every day or three .. http://purebible.blogspot.com/ – this is planned as my central blog - and this is what you can hope to find !
Links to current discussions of special interest on forums like WhichVersion and TC-Alternate (Yahoogroups) and blogs like Kent Brandenburg and Roger Pearse and any fascinating discussions currently going on at web-forums and blogs and sites. If you know of some worthwhile, please email me.
Discussions of some of my fav issues, like the Reformation Bible understanding and King James Bible defense. This will include textual theory, trying to understand and explain the basic issues in a writing style that is clear and edifying and interactive to your feedback, questions and comments.
Guest and surprise writers.
Discussions of specific “test case” verses. Including a special blog on the heavenly witnesses !
This next verse is how we plan to start the blog, a detailed look at a verse that has only come forth in my studies the last few days :
Then said Jesus,
Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.
And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
Part of my textual philosophy is “proof in the pudding”. A great many of the issues that folks struggle about in the Bible version discussion can be alleviated by simply looking closely at a few major variants, like Luke 23:34, Acts 8:37, Mark 1:41 and the resurrection account of the Lord Jesus in the Gospel of Mark. Often one variant explains 100 issues, and I believe a careful study of Luke 23:34 can help tremendously to see the basic pure Bible issue.
Before beginning I plan to have one post that will show some of the quality forums and sites you may want to visit. Then on to Luke 23:34 !
This blog is brand new, so we may be cautiously playing around a little with templates and styles (we did set up a special test blog for play and consult with the excellent “donationcoder” forum on overall ideas and guidance, your style suggestions are welcome).
And your general comments below are welcome, with some initial moderation (= mild time lag) however in the long run extensive discussions will do better on the Pure Bible forum, Which Version and other venues. Blogs are great for simple interaction, detailed discussion can use well-threaded and formatted and categorized forums.
Feel free to comment below -- and you can email me, Steven Avery, on all Bible and blog matters at a new addy specifically designed for internet Bible discussion: