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Objects and Items Appearing in the Bible

Articles related to objects or items referenced in Scripture provide relevant information about things of interest to the Bible student. This kind of information can be very helpful in setting appropriate context. These articles are indicated by the image you can see to the left.

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Ark

Prior to the flood, God told Noah, “I have decided to put an end to every creature, for the earth is filled with wickedness because of them; therefore I am going to destroy them along with the earth” (Gen. 6:13). Then God told Noah, “Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the…

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Coat of Many Colors

Genesis 37:3-4 states, “Now Israel loved Joseph more than his other sons because Joseph was a son born to him in his old age, and he made a robe of many colors for him. When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not bring…

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Death: The Penalty for Sin—Genesis 2:16-17

Genesis 2:16-17 states, “And the LORD God commanded the man, ‘You are free to eat from any tree of the garden, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from it, you will certainly die.’” As we see the consequences of Adam’s…

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Five Barley Loaves and Two Fish

When Jesus asked Philip about purchasing food for the large crowd who had been following Him because of the miraculous healings He had been performing, Philip indicated that 200 denarii—about “eight months’ wages” (John 6:7, NIV)—couldn’t purchase enough bread to feed each person in the crowd even a small amount. Peter’s brother Andrew mentioned that…

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Hardened Hearts

Note: This article is easier to understand if one knows the chronological order of the events it mentions. A list of these events in probable chronological order is provided here. After Jesus walked on the Sea of Galilee in the middle of the night to the boat that held His disciples, “He got into the…

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Jesus, His Name

The name “Jesus” is the English transliteration of the Greek Ιήσούς /YEY-soos/. Jesus (Ιήσούς) is the Greek name for the Hebrew name “Joshua” (Yeshua), which means “Yahweh is salvation” or “Yahweh saves.” Bible names are almost always significant and that is certainly true of Jesus’ name. Naming Jesus After learning his fiancée Mary was pregnant,…

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Jesus’ Prayer Life

In numerous places in the Gospels, we see Jesus drawing aside by Himself to pray. Here are some of the primary passages that emphasize this truth, along with the contexts in which the emphases appear. In Mark 1:35-37, Mark wrote, “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, He got up, went out,…

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Jesus’ Resurrection: The Graveclothes

It is helpful to understand the process of preparing a body for burial at the time of Jesus’ death. First, the body was washed with lukewarm water. This washing could not be performed by one person alone. Aromatic spices were readied. The spices were mixed with a gummy substance known as myrrh. Probably 75 to…

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Jesus’ Resurrection: What John Saw at the Tomb

After Mary Magdalene discovered that the tomb where Jesus had been buried was open and empty, she ran to tell Peter and the “other disciple,” John. Believing that someone or a group of people had moved the body, she said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they…

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