idols without breathIn “idols without breath” Jefferson Vann examines how the minor prophets of the Old Testament used the word רוּחַ (ruach) – a word that is often translated “spirit.”I have recently shared my translation of the books of Moses, the historical books and the major prophets of the Old Testament with reference to רוּחַ. So far, I have only used three words … [Read more...]
Articles in this category trace a subject through the 66 books of the Protestant Bible (Genesis to Revelation). These articles show that Evangelical Conditionalism reflects the teaching of all the Scriptures. The articles serve as a basis for a biblical theology on their particular subject.
In “the breath of our nostrils” Jefferson Vann examines how the major prophets of the Old Testament used the word רוּחַ (ruach) – a word that is often translated “spirit.”Translating words from one language into another is a complicated process. The translator has to decide all the shades of meaning that can be conveyed by a particular word. This list of potential … [Read more...]
In "exterminate!" Jefferson Vann explains the meaning of an Old Testament word linked to the New Testament's description of hell.God does have a wonderful plan for your life, but it may be to exterminate you!Now that I have your attention, let me explain. We have been taught that God created human beings with an indestructible element – sometimes called a soul or a … [Read more...]
In "where did all the spirits go?" Jefferson Vann shows how the authors of the Hebrew historical books in the Old Testament used the word that is most often mistranslated as “spirit.”In our study of the Hebrew word רוּחַ (ruach) in the books of Moses, we found this semantic range for the word:First, רוּחַ is the Breath of God, as the source of life for all … [Read more...]
In “how to keep your soul” Jefferson Vann explains how John 12:24-25 fits with John’s emphasis on Jesus’ promise to give permanent life to believers through a future resurrection.John wrote that Jesus had life in him, and his life was the light of men. He wrote that Jesus was lifted up on the cross so that people could trust in him, and have permanent life. Those outside of … [Read more...]