Monthly Archives: December 2016

bible blog 2029

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 […]

bible blog 2028

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 […]

Bible blog 2027

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 […]

Bible blog 2026

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 […]

Bible blog 2025

MATTHEW 2 2   After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the territory of Judea during the rule of King Herod, magi came from the east to Jerusalem. 2 They asked, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We have seen his star in the east, and we have come to honour him.” 3 […]

Bible blog 2024

MATTHEW 1 18 Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public […]

Bible blog 2023

1 An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3 and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father […]

Bible blog 2022

St. Matthew and the Angel by Rembrandt I am about to begin a study of Matthew’s narrative of the birth of Jesus, and decided to use one of my favourite paintings as an introduction. It is of course one of the most beautiful of all paintings, giving the contrast between the craggy, worn, masculine face […]

bible blog 2021

I am interrupting my usual blogging to place here my completed translation of Paul’s letter to Romans which I have been examining day by day in my last sequence of blogs. THE LETTER OF PAUL to ROMANS Preface This translation was originally produced piecemeal for my more or less daily Bible Blog ( along with […]

bible blog 2020

ROMANS 15 I am sure of you, brothers and sisters, that you are indeed full of goodness, complete in knowledge and able to keep one another up to the mark. But on some matters I’ve written to you very freely, as a reminder, out of the kindness given me by God.  This made me a […]