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Updated:  12/19/2016

See also below for "Additional Online Resources"


Current Work In Process  (W-I-P):

Complete Sayings of Jesus - NKJV with Extra Notes and Appendix   [PDF]   [Preview Intro]

[Note: The above is a large file.  See below for much smaller verses-only file.]


 Click on above link to DOWNLOAD the PDF  (>90MB)                  [Last update: 11/26/2016]




You can also now download the same Bible verses as in the above file,  but WITHOUT any Extra Notes
(i.e., mainly Verses Only -- a MUCH smaller file):

Complete Sayings of Jesus - NKJV -- NO Extra Notes -- NO Appendix   [PDF]

Click on above link to DOWNLOAD the PDF  (<4MB)                   [Last update: 06/28/2016]




I'm making the above documents and the other information on this web page available to you as a research/reference tool and with the hope of soliciting your feedback:  comments, questions, suggestions, critiques, etc.

I look forward to your response!

NOTES:

To make it an easier read (at least for me), I've been in the process of replacing the KJV text with modified (as I feel appropriate) NEW KJV text.  (Also, it is now a red-letter edition.)  

I have currently replaced all text with the NKVJ -- up to approximately where it talks about Paul's conversion and resulting ministry.

Extensive “extra notes” (including a large appendix) were added, so that potential problems and confusion with a passage can be addressed immediately.  The notes add contextual background to help you better understand and be able to “put yourself in” the midst of the ‘action’; also, pointing out prophetical significance and social dynamics.    ["Extra Notes" and Appendix are currently acting as a repository of reference information -- to be reorganized and indexed over time.]

These "extra notes" cover word, phrases and topic areas that I wish I knew (and had quick and easy access to) when originally reading the Sayings of Jesus.   Their subsequent discovery facilitated enhancement of comprehension, understanding of the events and their ‘backdrop’, putting me more in the midst and ‘experiencing’ it in my mind – an enjoyable and rewarding place for me (and I hope for you) to be.

Again, keep in mind that this is dynamic, work in process (WIP). (This will be updated repeatedly over time)

REGARDING COPYRIGHT:  The original KJV version of this book (published in 1927) is in the public domain.   


Copies of original KJV version can be freely read online or downloaded:

http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/csj/

http://www.thecarafcentre.org.uk/pdf/complete-sayings-jesus.pdf    [PDF]
(This electronic formatting of the original appears to [arguably] indicate a copyright, however it does provide unlimited ‘permission’ to freely download and distribute.) 

[This version provides PDF with internal bookmarks to facilitate jumping around in the book.]          

[NOTE:  THIS PDF VERSION IS MISSING CHAPTER LVIII with can be obtained from the online version at "Sacred-Texts.com"]

http://www.christsbondservants.org/Church_Alive/wys-Ch%20The%20Complete%20Sayings%20of%20Jesus.ArthurHinds.pdf     [PDF]
(This PDF is formatted differently than the above PDF version.  It also is complete, including chapter LVIII; plus, all the words spoken by Jesus are in red.)


Harmony of the Gospels (The Fourfold Gospel):
http://bibleprofessor.com/files/FourGospels.pdf    [PDF]
Note from publication:  "The Fourfold Gospel is an incomparable tool for the study of the life of Christ. The texts of the four Gospels have been woven together. The reader is alerted to the change from one Gospel narrative to another by parenthetical (a) (b) (c) or (d), representing Matthew, Mark, Luke and John respectively. The editor has updated to some extent the grammar and spellings of the original work. Superfluous comments or outdated notes have been eliminated. Occasionally the editor has inserted his own comment on a verse and so indicated by the parenthetical insertion of (JES). The Scripture version is a modernized American Standard Version, i.e., the old English has been modernized. The reader should be aware that no two scholars are in total agreement as to the chronological order of certain incidents in the life of Christ. The lengthy discourses of Jesus have been eliminated from this student version because class assignments will require students to research these discourses on their own." [However, in this version the (18) discourses are identified and numbered.]
[Summary of Contents]


You may also be interested in the "Book of Jesus":

www.bookofjesus.com/BookofJesus.pdf   [PDF]
(“The Book of Jesus”, written as a play in script form – labeling the speakers and narrators)

 

Additional Online Recources:

Commentaries

Micah (McGee)
Micah (Constable)
Song of Solomon (SOS) (Constable)
Ecclesiastes and SOS (McGee)
Song of Solomon (Cereghin)
Ruth (Constable)
Joshua, Judges and Ruth (McGee)
Colossians (McGee)
Colossians (Constable)
1 Thessalonians (McGee)
1 Thessalonians (Constable)
1 Thessalonians (Cereghin)
1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians (Constable)
1 Timothy, 2 Timothy (Constable)
1 Timothy (Cereghin)
1 Timothy (Barnett)
1 Timothy (Stedman)
1 & 2 Timothy, Titus  (De Welt)
1 & 2 Timothy+Titus  (McGee)
1 & 2 Timothy; Hebrews (Cornerstone)


Basics of Bible Interpretation (Smith)


Study Guides

Micah Mini-Church Reference Notes
                                     [Last update: 11/08/2016]

Song of Solomon (SOS) (Harbison)
SOS Summary (Lensch)
SOS Mini-Church Reference Notes
                                     [Last update: 10/26/2016]
Ruth (Rose Publishing, Pamphlet) *****
Ruth (Sermon Outlines, Copeland)
Ruth (Padfield)
Ruth (Handouts, Charts) ****
Ruth (Notes - Bible Study)
Ruth (Avants)
Colossians (Copeland)
Colossians (Padfield)
1 & 2 Thessalonians (Padfield)
1 Thessalonians (Copeland)
1 Thessalonians (Taylor)
1 & 2 Timothy  (Padfield)
1 Timothy  (Copeland)
2 Timothy  (Copeland)

 
Ruth - more references

The Need For A Redeemer
      [
online]  [bookmark/chart] ***
Considering the Hesed of the Lord
Lifegroup Questions
Identity and Difference
Two Comparative Notes
Study and Vision
An Examplar for Faith Communities
The Hebrew Bible and the Discourse on Migration: A Reflection on the Virtue of Hospitality
Fortress Commentary (Yee) [liberal]

Ruth - Strickly Jewish Perspectives
Love, Marriage and Business
Female Jewish Rabbinic Perspective
Legal Code for Laws of Kindness
Levirate and Land Redemption
Double Hesed of God in Naomi's Life
The Return of the Seed
A Literary Approach
Jewish Midrash
Women of Passover (Ruth Ginsburg)


(Above are all downloadable PDF files)


Song of Solomon
(Steve Rudd)
Commentary on the Song of Solomon, Songs, Canticles
God's Marriage preparation manual
"Lovesick" - Will she marry the king or the poor shepherd she loves?  [PDF]

Lovesick-Song-of-Solomon


SOS - More Online Resources:


Mystical Interpretations
(Expositor's Bible Commentary)

Allusions and Symbols (BibleExplore)

Commentary (David Guzik)

Significance (Ernest L. Martin)
 

 
Ruth - A Loving Life:
In A World of Broken Relationships
(Paul E. Miller) 
Overview - Video (link to website)
Book (Chapters 1-3) [PDF]
Book (complete) [PDF]
Book (complete) [ePub]
Book (complete) [Mobi]
Participants Manual  [PDF]
Quick Start Guide [PDF]



1 & 2 Thessalonians
Summary & Analysis  (CliffsNotes)
Relating to Work  (The Theology of Work)
Theology of (BibleStudyTools)
Paul's Letters - Comparison (Felix Just, Catholic)
Thessalonians (Stedman)
Commentaries - compiled links - 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians (Precept-Austin)
1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians (Early Christian Writings)


1 & 2 Timothy

Intro to Timothy  (IVP webpage)
Intro to 1 and 2 Timothy  (JesusWalk)


Paul's Journeys and Letters

Chronological chart of Paul's Journeys and Letters

Chronology of Paul's Journey and Letters

Timeline of the Apostle Paul  [PDF]

Paul in Acts and the Letters (FF Bruce)  [PDF]

Timeline of Paul's Life and Journeys

Annottated Chronology of Paul

Sequence of Paul's 14 Epistles

Pauline Chronology (Felix Just, Catholic)



1 Timothy and Authenticity (Wallace)

2 Timothy and Authenticity (Wallace)

New Testament Authenticity (Wallace)

Who Authored 1 & 2 Timothy?

Discussion of Authorship (forum)

Pseudonymous Writing  #2  #3

Pauls Pastoral Letters - including looking at Authorship

Overview of 1 Timothy - including Authorship

Letters to Timothy (Spring Hill College [Jesuit] Theology Library of related Timothy resource links: first Catholic, then non-Catholic)

The Quest for the Historical Paul (Bible History Daily - Biblical Archeological Society)

The 13 "Pauline" Epistles (including, Conservative vs Liberal chart; and a summary of liberal perspectives on Pauline authorship)

Did Paul Change His Mind?


NT Letter Structure (Felix Just, Catholic)


Ephesus  (which means "desirable")

Ephesus of the Bible

Ancient Ephesus and the New Testament

Ephesus in the Bible  (including persons and verses)

Bible Verses with "Ephesus"

Bible History: Ephesus  (including verses)




How Long Does It Take to Read (Verbally) Each Book of the Bible
(and How Many Words in Each Book)
?

 
Listed by Bible Order  [PDF]
Listed by Time to Speak  [PDF]
 


Current Question
:
Beginning of Page 10

If you need answers to the previous questions, please submit a request.

Still Evaluating  (but would be very interested in your take on these):


Christ Our Passover
        [RECOMMENDED READING - PLEASE let me know what you think after reading]
http://www.separationtruth.com/resources/Christ+Our+Passover+new.pdf  (downloadable pdf)

    Additonal information by above writer if interested:
        (main website:  http://www.separationtruth.com)r>        The Sufferings of Christ -- Even to the lowest Hell  (downloadable pdf)
              
(deals with the period after Christ's crucifixion of "3 days and 3 nights" before His resurrection)


Last Week in Jesus' Life  
http://www.biblestudymanuals.net/last_week_of_Jesus_life.htm
      (has some unique incites about some of the events, not sure about some of the corresponding conclusions)


The Messianic Feast       [RECOMMENDED READING - PLEASE let me know what you think after reading]
http://themessianicfeast.com/sample-chapters/     (downloadable pdfs for each chapter, except for two of them)


Who Was Jesus? Exploring the History of Jesus’ Life - This eBook from the Biblical Archaeology Society examines the history of Jesus’ life, from where he was born, where he grew up and whether there is extra-Biblical evidence for his existence. Includes looking at whether the Last Supper was a Passover Seder(Click here for additional free eBooks.   Note: Registration required to download free e-books.


(For more details and additional
points of view see also the Appendix of "Complete Sayings of Jesus - NKJV" above)


Bible References:


The Companion Bible (Condensed) -- The Bullinger Bible 
http://www.companionbiblecondensed.com/               [Appendices]
(Downloadable PDFs of each book in the Bible, plus Introduction)


Dr. Constable’s Expository Study Notes on the Bible
http://www.soniclight.com/constable/notes.htm
[Retired Dallas Theological Seminary Professor’s [bio.] comprehensive expository notes on every book of the bible, updated annually.   Downloadable as PDFs]


The Four Gospels are Similar -- Not Identical
http://www.ecclesia.org/truth/gospels.html
(Resolving major "contradictions" in the NT Gospel writings.)


Major Covenants in the Bible [PDF] - chart  (attempting to be objective, tracking their Biblical "flow", while not ignoring Dispensational and Covenant Theology perspectives)


Christian Theology Terms and Relations [PDF] - overview chart - (many of these terms are not in the Bible)


General Christian (and more) Resources
-- various sources 
Christian Classics Etheral Library
Bible History
Online Christian Library
TruthNet Christian Resources  (http://truthnet.org/)
Internet Sacred Text Archive  (Christian and more)
Internet Archive  (religion and more -- "a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, and more")
Digital Book Index  (large collection of links to sacred and secular books)
Catholic Resources  (large library of sacred information, including non-Catholic)
Monergism  (library of Reformed articles, media content)
Reformed Books Online

The NTS Library  (online Christian library of virtual theological resources - Northwestern Theological Seminary)
National Library of Israel        Judaica Electronic Resources

The Christian Post [News]
Breaking Christian News
Christianity Today [News]
Christian Telegraph [News]
Christain News Network
CBN News
One News Now
Worthy News


See also: the Appendix of the "Complete Sayings of Jesus - NKJV" above for additional resource lists and overviews of Christianity, doctrine, eschatology beliefs, charts, maps; and more.



Reliability of Bible:

Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts   [Facebook]  [iTunes]

         (Daniel B. Wallace,(LinkedIn) PhD, Executive Director CSNTM), Professor at DTS
                Dr. Wallace is a recognized expert on koine Greek. 
                Many of his books on Greek grammar are required standards at colleges and seminaries.


               
New Testament: Introductions and Outlines (for each book in the NT)
                        includes discussions of different points of view regarding authorship and authenticity
                        for each book of the NT, in addition to the introductions and outlines.

                        (Also downloadable as Microsoft Word documents.)

                Video: An Embarrassment of Riches (Youtube)
                The Myth of Theological Liberalism (blog article, read also the comments)


The Center for Study and Preservation of the Majority Text - resources on the various families of the Majority Text, as well as the study of the Textus Receptus and the Greek lectionary tradition.



Reliability of the Gospels  (physical and literary evidence of authenticity  
          see also: the Appendix of "Complete Sayings of Jesus - NKJV" above



Evidence from Archeology for the Reliability of the Bible   #2  #3  #4  #5  #6 (BAS)  #7  News


History of the English Bible (Wallace): https://bible.org/series/history-english-bible


Is the Bible True? The Cumulative Case for the Reliability of the Gospels - Christian cold-case: a homicide detective looks at the claims of the Gospels.
 


Christian Scholarship - Biblical / Theological / Philosophical - includes excerpts and resource links to various views/perpsectives toward Christian biblical and theological scholarship, biblical anaylsis and criticism methodologies/developments, church history and denominations, systematic theology, innerrancy, interpretation, newer theological trends, heresies, archeology, theology and philosophy scholars that have impacted Christianity and current society, philosophical beliefs/reasoning/concepts, political influences, logic, argument fallacies, futures thinking, classical education concepts and methods, the impacts of Greek philosopy on Paul and the Bible, and more.     [W-I-P]   [PDF]    [Last update: 12/19/2016]


Chart: Dichotomies  [Last update: 07/14/2016]   [W-I-P]  (Note: just in starting phase)


 
Dealing with Contradictions / Difficulties in the Bible
Recommended Procedures for Dealing with Bible Difficulties
8 Misconceptions About the Bible
Dealing Fairly With Bible Contradictions
Ecclessia.org - Defending the Faith  (Answering Contradictions and FAQs)
Bible Contradictions and Other Difficulties  (including  neutral / pro / contra  perspectives and resources links)
101 Cleared Up Contradictions (according to Muslims)
Bible Query - Answering FAQs about the Bible
Cleared Up Bible Contradictions  (FAQs; Bereans)
Tekton: Education and Apologetics  (see the "Browse Articles" box)
Errancy.com  (Does the Bible contain contradictions or errors? Biblical errancy examined.)
Interactive Chart of Bible Contradictions  (by your "Friendly Atheist")  [also has link to Bible Cross References Chart]
Josh Mcdowell Ministry (A Cru Ministry) / The Josh McDowell Institute
Ravi Zacahrias International Ministries    (highly recommended, see also Youtube videos)
Alpha and Omega Ministries  (James White: apologetics)




Free Bible Commentary, Dr. Bob Utley

http://www.freebiblecommentary.org/  (also includes downloadable PDFs, audio and video sermons and free verse-by-verse Bible Study Software)  [About Dr. Utley: http://www.biblelessonsintl.com/founder.htm]




Culture / Customs:


Links to Edersheim (pdf) The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah
:
                   http://www.holybooks.com/wp-content/uploads/The-Life-and-Times-of-Jesus-the-Messiah.pdf  (complete)     
        Part 1:
http://wesley.nnu.edu/wesleyctr/books/1001-1100/HDM1024.PDF  (The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah)
        Part 2:
http://wesley.nnu.edu/wesleyctr/books/1001-1100/HDM1025.PDF  (The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah)

Additional Edersheim publications:
The Temple and It's Services:         
http://wesley.nnu.edu/wesleyctr/books/1001-1100/HDM1026.PDF
Sketches of Jewish Social Life:        http://wesley.nnu.edu/wesleyctr/books/1001-1100/HDM1027.PDF
Bible History of the Old Testament:  http://hopefaithprayer.com/books/BibleHistoryOldTestament-Edersheim.pdf

I'm noticing that Edersheim has been referenced a lot in biblical articles and books.
(Edershiem is an in-depth study.  Albert Edersheim (b. 1825 – d. 1889) wrote around the mid to latter 1800’s, but his information is still being referenced today. Since Edersheim was a converted Jew, he draws on extensive research (including sacred Jewish documents, such as the Talmud) and personal understanding of the Jewish background in order to help us more fully understand Jesus' Life and the Times in which he lived.)[I may not always fully agree with some of his theological conclusions, but its good information nevertheless.] 


Shurer: A history of the Jewish people in the time of Jesus Christ
 2d and rev. ed. of a "Manual of the history of the New Testament times.":
http://archive.org/details/historyofjewishp01schuoft       [Downloadable PDF, ePUB and other formats]   (multiple scanned volumes)
http://archive.org/details/p1historyofjewishp01schuoft
http://archive.org/details/p2historyofjewishp02schuoft
http://archive.org/details/s2historyofjewis03schuoft
http://archive.org/details/historyofjewishp18910203sch
http://archive.org/details/historyofjewishp0101sch
http://archive.org/details/p1historyofjewishp01schuoft
http://archive.org/details/historyofjewishp0201sch
http://archive.org/details/historyofjewishp0202sch

Online version:
http://www.ecatholic2000.com/history6/untitled-02.shtml  Division 1 Volume 1
http://www.ecatholic2000.com/history6/untitled-03.shtml  Division 1 Volume 2
http://www.ecatholic2000.com/history6/untitled-04.shtml  Division 2 Volume 1
http://www.ecatholic2000.com/history6/untitled-05.shtml  Division 2 Volume 2
http://www.ecatholic2000.com/history6/untitled-06.shtml  Division 2 Volume 3
http://www.ecatholic2000.com/history6/untitled-08.shtml  Contents

See also:
http://juchre.org/schurer/schurer.htm     (Table of Contents with links to online/downloadable volumes on google)


For additional information about culture and customs -- see also: the Appendix of "Complete Sayings of Jesus - NKJV" above.



The Works of Flavius Josephus
(including The Wars of the Jews, Antiquities of the Jews, Life of Flavius Josephu, Against Apion, Discourse to the Greeks Concerning Hades):
http://www.ncbible.info/MoodRes/History/WorksofFlaviusJosephus.pdf  [PDF]
http://www.ccel.org/ccel/josephus/complete.html   
[Online, PDF]
http://archive.org/details/completeworksofj02jose
  [Online, PDF, ePUB and more]

http://www.josephus.org/

 


Is (New Testament) Judaism the Religion of Moses?

http://www.hope-of-israel.org/judaism.htm
How much do you know about the Jewish sects mentioned in your New Testament -- the Pharisees, Sadducees, Scribes, and the Herodians and Zealots? Were they all really YEHOVAH God's Old Testament Church?    [Note: this site is not yet vetted]

History of the Christian Church, Volume II:
Ante-Nicene Christianity. A.D. 100-325.History of the Christian Church, Volume II: Ante-Nicene Christianity. A.D. 100-325.

http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/hcc2.v.vii.iv.html        Quartadecimanian Controversy

Eusebius – History of the Church – Life of Constantine
http://www.prayerfoundation.org/books/book_review_eusebius_history_of_church.htm
http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/npnf201.toc.html
http://www.ntslibrary.com/PDF%20Books/Church%20History%20Life%20of%20Constantine.pdf   [PDF]



Jewish Religious Documents

Jewish Religious Literature  (overview chart, PDF)



Written Torah  (the Old Testament):

http://dtorah.com/otzar/tanach.php?sf=Genesis&pk=1http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/682956/jewish/Mishneh-Torah.htm

Torah for Dummies:
http://www.nazarenemedia.net/uploads/8/1/0/5/8105580/the_torah_for_dummies.pdf



Oral Torah and Talmud:


Layout of the Talmud  [PDF]

Talmud History:
http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Articles/Oral_Torah/oral_torah.html
    (Oral Torah / Talmud)

re: Two Talmuds (Babylonian and Jerusalem):
http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/718279/jewish/The-Two-Talmuds.htm

Babylonian Talmud (Online, downloadable, Soncino English translation)
https://archive.org/details/TheBabylonianTalmudcompleteSoncinoEnglishTranslation
http://halakhah.com/tcontents.html   (online)

Babylonian Talmud (1918, pdf downloadable, Rodkinson English translation)
https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/FullTalmud.pdf   

Jerusalem Talmud (Online):
http://www.yerushalmionline.org/
https://archive.org/details/talmudofjerusale00schwrich    (also downloadable)

Cambridge Companion to the Talmud and Rabbinic Literature:
http://universitypublishingonline.org/cambridge/companions/ebook.jsf?bid=CBO9781139001519

A Commentary of the New Testament from the Talmud and Hebraica (1658) – Lightfoot (online)
http://www.preteristarchive.com/Books/1658_lightfoot_talmud-hebraica.html


"
Truths” about the Talmud:
http://talmud.faithweb.com/

http://jesus-messiah.com/apologetics/jewish/talmud.html
http://jesus-messiah.com/apologetics/jewish/talmud2.html

http://www.revisionisthistory.org/talmudtruth.html    (http://talmudical.blogspot.com/)

http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/talmudx.htm

http://www.angelfire.com/mt/talmud/    (counter to some of the above points)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGUcQI5fFD4

http://www.bible-history.com/JewishLiterature/JEWISH_LITERATUREThe_Palestinian_Talmud.ht 


Maimonides:
http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/889836/jewish/Maimonides.htm
http://www.panix.com/~jjbaker/rambam.html


Free e-Books:  http://www.nazarenemedia.net/   (variety, misc.)


Midrash:  https://www.moriel.org/online-sermons/23-sermons-in-english/5946-midrash.html   (Christian perspective)


The religion and worship of the synagogue - an introduction to the study of Judaism from the New Testament period, W. O. E. Oesterley
http://archive.org/details/cu31924029155816
http://archive.org/details/religionworshipo00oest
http://archive.org/details/worshipofsynagog00oestuoft


See also: the Appendix of "Complete Sayings of Jesus - NKJV" above


Noahide Laws

What They are:
http://www.noahide.org/
https://www.auburn.edu/~allenkc/noahide.html
http://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/62221/jewish/Universal-Morality.htm
http://www.gotquestions.org/Noahide-laws.html
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/9679-laws-noachian
Criticisms:
http://americanholocaustcoming.blogspot.com/2011/09/talmud-and-coming-genocide-of.html
http://bewareofthenoahidelaws.followersofyah.com/
http://www.come-and-hear.com/editor/america_1.html
http://www.realjewnews.com/?p=193

 

 

History of Judaism and Israel

Jewish Virtual Library:

Timeline for the History of Judaism

The History of Jerusalem  -  Timeline

History of Israel in a Nutshell

Judaism Online - History of Judaism - A Crash Course

Judaism 101


History of Judaism (crash course)
    including: The Jews of Babylon


See also:    National Library of Israel        Judaica Electronic Resources



Cracking the Code - Glossary of Jewish Words
A pocket glossary of commonly used Jewish words is a wallet-sized glossary which explains the language of the Jewish community (such as Hebrew, Yiddish, acronyms and organizational names).


Jewish Day School Cliff Notes - Temple Beth Am
 
(Glossary of Jewish terms you need to know, Holidays, Calendar -- prepared by a Reformed Judaism day school)
"Jewish Day School Cliff Notes" - Temple Beth Am   [PDF]
Note: They even have live streaming of their Shabbot and Holiday Services:
http://www.tbam.org/main/videostreaming/

 

Threats to Israel Today  [PDF]




Messianic Hebrew Links

Hebrew Streams - Ancient Hebrew Elements in the NT   (I'm interested in your thoughts/opinions of this site)

 



Bible History (OT / NT)

Abraham-Isaac-Jacob-Tribes (Chart) [PDF]

Joseph - Taking Another Look  (at tribes coming from Abraham through Jacob  [PDF]
 

See also: the Appendix of "Complete Sayings of Jesus - NKJV" above

[Top]

King James and KJV Bible History (and controversies)

KJV Bibles - Original 1611 Preface        Alternate Source with Commentary              KJ Instructions to Translators  #2           Translators  #2KJB Title Page  #3  #4

KJV Bible 1611 Marginal Notes              History, Commentary and Critiques             The Correct Meaning of "Church" and "Ecclesia"  #2  #3  #4  #5  #6  #7 [PDF]

7 Things You May Not Know About the KJV  (see also the comments section for a good discussion)

10 Things You Need to Know About the KJV

The REAL 1611 King James Version  - What will you find in it?            Additional Margin Notes Viewpoint

Notes on the King James Translation and the So-Called Textus Receptus

The Debate Over the King James Version

The King James Bible Controversy (PDF)

KJ Only -- Shock and Awe  (by a Textus Receptus advocate - this discusses some of the main personalities/problems within the KJO movement -- long article)

Removing Verses from the Bible (KJV vs more modern versions)

The Majority Text  and the Original -- Are They Identical? (includes discussion of their relation to Textus Receptus; also Byzantine vs Alexandrian)

FAQs on the Textus Receptus and the KJV


Video: Dr. James White (NASB, Reformed) with Steven Anderson (KJV-Only, Anti-Calvinism, Post-Trib) - Full Interview 'NWO Bible Versions(2.5 hour discussion, Youtube)

Consipiracy Behind New Bible Translations

Is "Lucifer" the Devil in Isaiah 14:12? - The KJV Argument against Modern Translations

Demystifying the Controversy Over the Textus Receptus and the KJV

What About the Majority Text?

Textual Choices and Bible Versions

The Center for Study and Preservation of the Majority Text

KJO page, including "Confessions by a KJO Advocate"

Fundamentalism and the King James Version: How a Venerable English Translation Became a Litmus Test for Orthodoxy  [PDF]

The Best Cure for KJVOisms: A Real 1611 KJV

KJO Debate Blog Interview: Dr. Maurice Robinson on the superiority of the Byzantine Textform - Part 1 Part 2 Part 3     [Recommended]    [Different site interview]

KJO Debate Blog - Additional discussions regarding TR and KJO   [more]     [Recommended]


The Geneva Bible and Its Influence on the King James Bible
http://founders.org/fj86/the-geneva-bible-and-its-influence-on-the-king-james-bible/

The Bishops’ Bible and Its Influence on the King James Bible
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishops%27_Bible

What Makes the King James Version Great
http://www.reformation21.org/articles/what-makes-the-king-james-version-great.php

In the Beginning Was the Word (re: 400th anniversary of the KJV and its history)
http://www.vision.org/visionmedia/religion-history-of-king-james-bible/50299.aspx

The King James Bible – New World Encyclopedia
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/King_James_Bible

On the King James Bible Versus Other Translations Controversy
http://www.tentmaker.org/Biblematters/King-James-version.htm


Founders Journal – KJV - 400 Years
http://founders.org/main/wp-content/uploads/fj86.pdf  [PDF]


Bible Version and KJO Information
http://www.unboundscriptures.com/


Textual Differences Between the KJV and the Geneva Bibles
http://bibleversiondiscussionboard.yuku.com/topic/5708/20-Textual-differences-between-Geneva-Bible-and-KJV

 

15 Myths About Bible Translation

 


Bible Versions and History

6 Version English Interliner NT Bible  [PDF]   (Wycliff, Purvey-Wycliff, Tyndale (1534 and 1526 variants), Geneva, JKV)

The Bible Reader's Museum   (Links to Bibles on the Internet)

Bible Researcher  (Directory of Bibles on the Internet)

History of the English Bible (Wallace)

History of the English Bible

History of the Bible and Flowchart   [Flowchart Image (PNG)]          

History of Bible Flowchart (KJV-Only, Fundamentalist) (Flowchart has so many issues with it that I can't begin to list them, but provided FYI)

Bible Timelines with World History

English Bible Translation Prior to the KJV  (Ohio State Univ.)  (includes images of original pages from corresponding translations)

Early English Bibles

Bible NT Manuscripts - List of Doctrinally Significant Variants  --  Pro Textus Receptus / Byzantine Textform  (Word *.doc file)   [Alternate link]

Trinitarian Bible Society - Holds to Authorized Version supremacy that is not divinely inspired (original Masoretic Hebrew/Aramaic and Byzantine Greek Received Texts are divinely inspired [ref.])

History of the New Testament Scriptures - Pro KJV - Textus Receptus, etc. (has some good background information regardless)
 
 
See also: the Appendix of "Complete Sayings of Jesus - NKJV" above

 

Online Bible Study Tools

If you have access to the Internet, there are some excellent online Bible and Bible Study Tools resources available, for example:

BibleGateway.com

BibleHub.com

BibleStudyTools.com

BlueLetterBible.orgGospel Bridge

StudyLight.org

eBible.org/study/

afaithfulversion.org

StudyBible.info

MajorityText.com/


For Gospel and Simple Plans of Salvation -- see the Appendix of "Complete Sayings of Jesus - NKJV with Extra Notes" above


History, Code and Song of the Christian Flag  [PDF]          CHstiran Flag  (blowing in wind)


Wallbuilders.com - focusing on American history and its religious and moral foundations
WallBuilders is an organization dedicated to presenting America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation on which America was built – a foundation which, in recent years, has been seriously attacked and undermined. In accord with what was so accurately stated by George Washington, we believe that "the propitious [favorable] smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation which disregards the eternal rules of order and right which heaven itself has ordained."



Link to US Documents
(which everyone should have access and reference on a regular basis)



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Christian Music Memory Lane:








The "Pat Terry Group" (PTG) Christian band grew out of Dan DeHaan's Metro Bible Studies in Atlanta. (Dan Dehaan was a popular Bible teacher in Atlanta, Georgia in the 70's and 80's before his tragic death in a plane crash he was piloting in 1982).  PTG lead the music for those DeHaan's meetings.

http://u-builder.blogspot.com/2009/02/dan-dehaan-on-wwwyoutubecom-please.html

Example of the PTG and one of their popular songs, "That's The Way" (often sung at weddings, including mine!):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rdb633XmfcA&list=PLGftSzfMFPq5nVg12VUp7zFR97HKKx9f4&index=2

Other artists covered it, for example, Alan Jackson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZnoOTf102E

A couple of other songs from that era for which he is known:

"Home Where I Belong": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPXJXJy9yCc   (1976)
           Covered by B.J. Thomas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4JihCEObko

"I Can't Wait to See Jesus":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58GT35hZhjA   (1975)

Pat Terry disbanded the PTG in 1980 and went solo for a while.  He is now a successful fulltime Nashville country songwriter...

Here's a more recent country song that he wrote and was recorded by the Oak Ridge Boys (2007): 
"Some Place Green":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n7XkhTRLgg&list=PL9D059210C43EFD65


Pat Terry's current online website
http://www.patterryonline.com/

 


BTW, speaking of the 70's/80's...


another wonderful Christian troubadour and zealous musical evangelist was Keith Green, who, like Dan DeHaan was also killed in a plane crash he was piloting in 1982 (he was 28).


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Green

He was well known for his live concerts with just him and a piano!

Here is a link to a live concert (Estes Park, '78) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRzctDRzAiA   (has Spanish subtitles)

If I had to pick one song he sang that would be my favorite, it would have to be:
"Rushing Wind" (here's the live version, audio):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk7w4y_9B2k

Here is the link to a YouTube audio file of all his music (live and studio):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JsAjkYWdQQ

FYI (some interesting trivia -- exp. knowing that Keith would eventually end up finding and singing about Jesus): Here's Keith on "What's My Line?" with Steve Allen at age 11:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ6Vi2PUx08

and here's his life story:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXOhSScVMUs

"So You Want to Go Back to Egypt" (live): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foUH4No_SVU

Web site: http://www.keithgreen.com/    (Last Days Ministries, maintained by his wife, Melody, who composed many of the popular songs Keith sang)


Magazine article: KEITH GREEN Led the Contemporary Christian Music Surge in the 1970s  (1980)

 

Keeping on this same "track"... 

 

2nd Chapter of Acts

"The 2nd Chapter of Acts was a Jesus music and early contemporary Christian music group composed of sisters Annie Herring and Nelly Greisen and brother Matthew Ward. They began performing in 1973 and enjoyed their period of greatest success during the 1970s."    (wikipedia)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2nd_Chapter_of_Acts


Mansion Builder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9-YPfqE898
               (Live): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmxcotW-O0w

Easter Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ac11sZYJ4A        (written by Annie Herring, a member of the group)
          (Live): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gggPpVtEKQ
          (Here's Keith Green with his popular versions:
                        Studio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OEqavkJGCE
                           Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3kc1jDahU4

"Which Way the Wind Blows" (featuring Phil Keaggy and a band called David):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnxQzEl1oKA
"Consider the Lilies" (Live): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RsVAUjoJX0


Web site: http://www.2ndchapterofacts.com/




James Ward

Not as well known, but an excellent pianist, singer and songwriter.  His style is contemporay, but with a heavy gospel influence.
He was an incredible solo performer, mainly known by most college students in the early 70's via the Inter-Varsity concerts that he gave.

If I had to pick out one music album that had the most impact on me, this would easily be one of the ones in the top running, if not the top...

James Ward / Himself (full album): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdOzl1unNbA  [recorded from vinyl -- even includes pops, cracks and a few skips (I'm looking for a better audio quality version)]
(Supposedly, in 1974, he sat down at a piano, in one session, and recorded all the songs, which he wrote, on this album.  I had this album and the corresponding album songbook that was published.)   It's difficult for me to pick favorites, but if I have to choose, they would be the more uptempo Morning Sun, Consider the Lilies and the black gospel saturated, He Shall Be Satisfied and Speak to Me.

"(Holy Spirit,) Speak to Me" was covered (in 1975) by the long-popular, award-winning southern gospel group, The Imperials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvLKfa_7D64   (it was a track on their "No Shortage" album; here's the title track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvLKfa_7D64)

(BTW, if you're not familiar with the Imperials, prior to their 1975 lineup, they were the backup gospel group (started in 1964) who recorded (succeeding the Jordanaires) and toured with Elvis, including his Las Vegas shows (1966-1972). The lineup changed again in 1976, including the addition of Russ Taff, which produced top charting gospel songs, such as, "One More Song For You":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqUIJ2UDsWY,  "Eagle Song": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NRJHXNHre4, "Trumpet of Jesus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLSIYtFZtxU, "Living Without Your Love": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdnLOmaAz18&list=RDaLSIYtFZtxU&index=15, and "Praise the Lord": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfTQg9whI-s)

For a studio recording performed by James Ward with accompaniment, here's "Faith Takes a Vision": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-T2--RqHJw

"Rock of Ages" (James and piano only): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6frfpfXy3eY
Here is a recent video of him performing "Rock of Ages": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UznDZGOLTM8

"Keep Looking Up": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRqdz7tIybc
"Father I Stretch My Hands" (James Ward and the New City Fellowship choir with David MacReynolds): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLChGDz1i6A (amateur video)

"Death is Ended" catches James Ward in his element with an African-American choir director and band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiZoY3RfLE8  (this is a dizzy inducing amateur video - just close your eyes :-)
here is a more professionally recorded version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBHTpy0yToY   (recorded live for a CD)

Here is example of praise and choir songs he has done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E16zcL6qM5M   (amateur audio with pics)
Missing around on the piano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bVhfZw39eQ

Here's his current web site:
http://www.jameswardmusic.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/James-Ward-75310042432/


And now, going mellower:



Honeytree

Nancy Honeytree, is considered on of the music pioneers of the Jesus Movement.

She had success in the US (and later, during the 90's, in Latin countries, singing in Spanish).   Her songs dealt with personal relationships: Jesus, friends and family; also about loss, memories, and the solitary life.  (Note: Born in 1952, Honeytree was single during the heighth of her popularity in the 70's and 80's, not marrying until 1990. She maintains a ministry to single adults that started in the 80's.)   She toured with other popular artists of the 70's, such as Phil Keaggy and Mike Johnson.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Honeytree

Here is the album considered one of her best:
Evergreen (album): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1qP66O3aL0      [may favorite song: "(Lovely Jesus) Here I am" (2nd Track) - probably because I wrote a few songs with similar chord progressions]

More current version of one of her songs...
"Pioneer": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMH6z63eYhQ

                Original Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9VP32wdneU

Web Site:  https://honeytree.org/

 



Hope you didn't mind my little side journey down music memory lane and enjoy the music!


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Nothing to do with the above, but..
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How about a little laughter from some popular comedians ...



Blue Collar Comedy

Okay, not that genre of comedy,  while I admit they are funny.

I want to focus on...



Christian Comedians
 

(Yes, Christians CAN laugh and tell jokes!)


These are as good as any comedians out there, including secular...


Here's one person's list of the "Top 10 Christian Comedians" (I agree that they should be in any "top" list, but I've also added [below] additional Christian comedians for your consideration and enjoyment):

http://www.jesuscoffeebreak.com/10-funniest-christian-stand-up-comedians-hilarious-clean-comedy/


Links to video clips on Youtube (many have their full live or DVD performances available there as well) and official websites:

Tim Hawkins: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Tim+Hawkins 
Stand-up Comic, Musician, Hilarious Song Paradies and original tunes 
[Saw him live last year -- if you get a chance to see him in concert, don't miss it!] 
One of the funniest and most talented comedians and comedy musicians out there.

                    Old Rock Songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxKeCmTCDV4
                    Things You Don't Say to Your Wife (song): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK2OakMoW_c (song)
                    Tech Support: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW1Hj4eSlIA (song)
                    Church: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47hK3C7XQW8

http://timhawkins.net/



Mark Lowry: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Mark+Lowry   
Have you ever heard the comedy of Mark Lowry? (he has been a singer with the Bill Gaither Vocal Band and Homecoming projects):
Here's examples with Gaither:  "Turn Your Radio On" (and listen to the basses): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyU1ISgMcfs 
                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26ZpdMFx380
                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k62YPGSfm-Y

          (check out some of his solo standup video clips while you're at it)   
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPYX8SQAIcY  ("The Greatest Story Ever Told")
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1viWme2iPYA (at CitiChurch of Dallas)

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46fk02enulQ&list=PLJpIQwO6qCHQmL44YwNVH9VvpLpLwv6Q0 (talks about his motorcycle helmet)
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXgXTyfp7g0 (at a benefit concert)  - Hilarious talk about his accident and interruptions
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW6EeuKLHkY (Recovering Fundamentalist)
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8P0zWRBXis (Remotely Controlled)

http://marklowry.com/



Chondra Pierce:https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=chonda+pierce
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWkpjGMZFjc  (Honeymoon Package)
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjcfdnqSvT0  (Piano Lessons)
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmSg1wY0gso  (Three Little Pigs)
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlGt_rk9Uho  (Weird Things Happen to Me)

http://chonda.org/



Brad Stine: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Brad+Stine

(Listen at your own risk!  :-)
http://www.bradstine.com/



Ken Davis: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ken+davis+comedian
                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKZG7PEhlv0   (Seriously Funny)

http://www.bradstine.com/



Jeff Allen: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Jeff+Allen
                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU8VvrCDwXk  (Live)

http://www.jeffallencomedy.com/



Taylor Mason: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=taylor+mason
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C_KZ-uHihQ  (Live)

http://www.taylormason.com/



Aaeon Wilburn: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Aaeon+Wilburn
                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4SUOVc9PxA

http://www.aaronwilburn.com/



Ron Pearson: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ron+pearson

https://www.facebook.com/ComedianRonPearson



Anthony Griffith: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=anthony+Griffith

http://www.anthonygriffith.com/



Rich Praytor: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rich+praytor

http://www.christiancomedian.net/




Matt Jernigan: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=matt+jernigan
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJnS_OK3vLE

http://www.mattjernigan.com/



Michael Jr: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=michael+jr

http://michaeljr.com/


Tim Lovelace: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Tim+Lovelace

http://timlovelace.com/

 


Smorgasbord of Christain Comedy Clips:


Christian Comedy Clips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP50ISr7KXc

Apostles of Comedy: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=apostles+of+comedy


Here's a funny, cute one; -- whether you like Gospel Quartets or not:
Funny Gospel Quartet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGUzkUMXNCc


Clean Comedians (booking):
http://cleancomedians.com



Enjoy!!!!!!!



Funny Pictures:

Funny Pictures:http://christianfunnypictures.com/
           https://www.facebook.com/Christianfunnypictures

http://www.21st-century-christianity.com/Funny-Christian-Stories-1.html

http://www.beliefnet.com/FollowingJesus/Features/Worlds-Best-Church-Signs.aspx

http://www.rd.com/funny-stuff/funny-church-signs/


More Humor:

http://www.hopecrc.ca/humor.htm

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/church-signs/

http://www.ecclesia.org/truth/humor.html



Special Links

I recently came across a video of a talk by Andy Stanley regarding the "mess" that we are, or that we find ourselves in, or we see in others.  He states, "Whether we're religious or not, we've all been in, are in, or are one decision away from a mess.  But there’s a powerful connection between your messes and your relationship with God."
 
If you know of anyone who may be a "mess" or in a "mess", this may help with what our perspectives and actions should be in regard to the "mess".
    
Here's the link to the video (and also audio) of his talk (it's Part 1 in a series that just started this past week):

http://northpoint.org/messages/address-the-mess/the-mess-in-the-mirror/
Series link: http://northpoint.org/messages/address-the-mess/

Here are some additional related Andy Stanley links:

Andy Stanley – The Power of Mentoring   [for the 40+]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6YLbEYpVAo

http://youllbegladyoudid.org/

http://yourmove.is/

Recent comment explained about small vs large churches:
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2016/march-web-only/megachurch-pastor-andy-stanley-explains-controversial-remar.html

http://www.andystanley.com/

http://northpoint.org/


Came across this news item on the Internet regarding a Catalyst conference speech Andy Stanley made recently:

http://www.christianpost.com/news/andy-stanley-at-catalyst-cincinnati-dont-put-theology-above-ministry-let-cultural-issues-bump-people-out-162414/

I'm sure he's not talking about 'compromising' our theology, but at the same time not letting it hindering our ministering to people in the community.

At ths same time I came across this video by Andy, which I did not think would apply to me because I'm not a "preacher"...  but it talks about developing Christian maturity in others and 'doing', i.e., application (NOT working for salvation) vs 'knowing'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GSVSfaCyf8



BTW, here’s a video about Christian pornography in an Interview by Andy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgBs5BNHYNQ
 



I Am Second:
http://www.iamsecond.com



 

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