Scripture & History

Distant Shoals for Curious Souls

What’s in a Number?

666 If there is ever a number that triggers a variety of reactions, it is this one. It appears four times the Bible, two of which are in accounting documents of Solomon’s yearly income (1 Kgs 10:14; 2 Chr 9:13) and once in Ezra in the numbering of the 666 descendants of Adonikim (Ezra 2:13).…

God, Giants and Genesis (Part Two)

Looking at Genesis 6:1-4 I began this examination of Genesis 6:1-4 in Part One. For review, the passage is rendered in the King James Version as:  And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the…

God, Giants and Genesis (Part One)

Looking at Genesis 6:1-4 I must confess that I have an interest in somewhat obscure and difficult to understand portions of the Bible. The Scriptures are a treasure trove of knowledge for us. We gain knowledge about God. We learn of His dealings with mankind over the centuries. More importantly for us, as the Apostle…

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