On the next day Jesus was minded to go into Galilee. He found Philip. And Jesus said to him, “Follow me!” Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the town of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “The man that Moses wrote about in the Torah, and the Prophets also, we have found […]

Today I am placing this material online although it interrupts my reading of John’s Gospel, which will resume tomorrow. One of my brothers, a senior civil servant, has challenged me to express what if anything is the political and social message of Paul’s Letter to Romans. Yes, he gives me the easy ones. Here is […]

JOHN 1: 29-42 The next day he saw Jesus coming towards him, and said, “Open your eyes, here is the Lamb of God who carries the sin of the world! This is the one of whom I said,’The One who comes after me ranks ahead of me, because he existed before me.’ I did not […]

And this is the evidence of John when the Judaeans sent priests and levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” He acknowledged; he did not dissent, but acknowledged, “I am not the Messiah.” And they asked him,”Who are you then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “No, I am not.” “Are you the the […]

JOHN 1 from verse 6 There was man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the Light, so that all people might believe through him. He was not the Light, but came to bear witness to the Light. The true Light which enlightens all people was […]

Today I am starting a study of John’s Gospel, offering my own translation and commentary. As usual I  want to remind any readers that I am not a scholar but a rather a reader of the Bible, although I make every effort to be an informed reader. Modern scholars associate the Gospel and the Letters […]

PAUL’S LETTER TO PHILEMON Paulos, a prisoner because of Messiah Jesus, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker, to Aphia our sister, Archippus our comrade in arms, and the Assembly in your home: kindness to you, and peace from God our father, and the Lord Jesus Messiah.  I always give […]

PAUL’S LETTER TO PHILEMON In my book “Paul: An Unauthorised Autobiography” I have imagined a narrator, called Onesimos in Greek, Mr Handy in English, an escaped slave who is Paul’s secretary, In this episode, Paul and others are dealing with Epaphras, a teenage disciple who has been jailed for abusing Roman soldiers.Paul shows him an […]

MATTHEW 2 19 After King Herod died, an angel from the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt. 20 “Get up,” the angel said, “and take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel. Those who were trying to kill the child are dead.” 21 Joseph got up, took […]

MATTHEW 2 13 When the magi had departed, an angel from the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up. Take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod will soon search for the child in order to kill him.” 14 Joseph got […]