#4 Book of Job

Jobab was descended from Noah via Shem and Arphaxad – thus he was a Semite.  Arphaxad’s line leads to Abraham through his son Shelah, his son Eber and his son Peleg.  Eber’s second son was Joktan.  Joktan had 13 sons, of which Jobab was the youngest.  Genesis 10:21-31 has a special genealogy side-shoot that leadsContinue reading “#4 Book of Job”

#3 Old Testament Books Reordered into Chronological Order

After reordering the Protestant canon of Scripture for the Old Testament, I will place the books of the Apocrypha in chronological order in between these Bible books. I have used capital letters for the books belonging to the Protestant canon, and small letters for the additional books of the Catholic canon of Scripture. For eachContinue reading “#3 Old Testament Books Reordered into Chronological Order”

#2 Septuagint Bible

The Septuagint is the Old Testament in Greek translated by 70 Jewish scholars.  ‘Septuagint’ or ‘LXX’ means ‘70’.  It was written in the 3rd century BC and may have been commissioned by Ptolemy II Philadelphus (285-247 BC) to put in the library in Alexandria.  It was used by Alexandrian Jews living in Egypt. The SeptuagintContinue reading “#2 Septuagint Bible”

#1 Bible Books and Apocrypha in Chronological Order

Introduction In this article I am going to place the books of the Bible in chronological order.  In between the books that belong to the Protestant Bible canon, I will place the books of the Apocrypha also in chronological order.  The Apocryphal books are found in Orthodox and Catholic Bibles. How did I arrive atContinue reading “#1 Bible Books and Apocrypha in Chronological Order”

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and not in man

“Cursed is the one who trusts in man”, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the Lord. He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he will not see prosperity when it comes. He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land whereContinue reading “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and not in man”

Three Modes of Creation

https://anchor.fm/clare-merry/embed/episodes/Three-Modes-of-Creation-e1osqba This Anchor Podcast episode is of the talk I gave at the first meeting of the Science & Christianity Discussion Group on the 1st February 2022. God created the universe by creating matter and He created life on Earth.  There are three modes of creation: Dust Mode – the creation of subatomic particles /Continue reading “Three Modes of Creation”

They will soar on eagle’s wings

The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no-one can fathom.He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;but those who hope in the LordContinue reading “They will soar on eagle’s wings”