The author of Hebrews chimes in Jefferson Vann investigates Hebrews 1:10; 4:14; 7:26; 8:1; 9:23-24; 11:12; 12:23, 25-26. He believes that many of the scripture texts reflect a secular “land and sky” cosmology, and should be translated differently.In a series of articles I began in 2016, I have been investigating how popular English translations render the words which in … [Read more...]
Articles in this subcategory either trace a subject through the 27 books of the New Testament (Matthew to Revelation) or focus on the subject as revealed in a particular book or group of books. The books may be grouped by historical period or author. The articles serve as a basis for a biblical theology on their particular subject.
Jefferson Vann reflects on the sad story of some disciples who chose not to follow Christ anymore. This is the 7th in a series of articles tracing the promise of resurrection life in John’s Gospel.tripping over wordsJesus was teaching in a Jewish synagogue. He said that he is the bread that came down from the sky. His listeners thought about the stories they had been … [Read more...]
A conditionalist looks at αἰώνJefferson Vann examines the meaning of the Greek word αἰών, based on how it is used in the New Testament.Some of the arguments against conditionalism cite passages containing the Greek noun αἰών (aiōn). They argue (based on how αἰών is often translated) that hell is eternal so people who are thrown into it must also be eternal. Or they … [Read more...]
Testing Pink’s presupposition. Jefferson Vann reviews all the occurrences of the Greek phrase εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα in the New Testament. He tests Arthur Pink’s presupposition that the Bible uses that phrase to teach universal innate immortality and a perpetual hell.When traditionalist theologian Arthur W. Pink argued for the perpetual duration of hell, he conceded that the terms … [Read more...]
Αἰώνιος in the New Testament – the fourth attributive instancesJefferson Vann explores the 48 instances of αἰώνιος in the New Testament classified as fourth attributive construction, showing how they are consistent with his preferred translation of the word, as permanent. He demonstrates through these texts that the gospel is all about the offer of permanent life, the fact … [Read more...]