O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
Philip has not received any gifts yet
Some subtleties in the Abimelech story.
Not only does Josephus claim a literal interpretation of the 1000 year lifespans found in the Torah but he also goes as far as claiming that other Antiquated (pun intended) writers all agree with him. I left my copy of BCS in another city so I can't confirm whether or not the writers mentioned below made an appearance in the BCS research. Here is the text in question from Chapter 3 of his 1st Book in his series on the Antiquities of the Jews:
"Now when Noah had…
In Romans 8:19-22 we find the source of often quoted out-of-context references to "the cursed creation" by young earth creationists and those who uphold the notion of a physical and material view of an Adamic curse. For those who will not let go of their physical curse view (at least for a moment of study) I must say that there is a very interesting problem which approaches. It is this: if you believe "creation in bondage" referred to in Romans 8 is all of God's creation then does that…Continue