Bible study resources in plain language

Articles and Written Resources 

In this section you will find more writings from Paul, most of which are a product of his PhD studies. Click on the heading to download each paper.
Hebrews is one of the most controversial books of the New Testament. What is the appropriate interpretation of the “problem passages” found within its pages? This paper will offer up a fifth view of these warning passages, in response to the book, Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews, edited by Herbert W. Bateman.
What do Megiddo, Hazor, and Gezer have in common? They are all mentioned specifically by name in the biblical account of Solomon’s kingdom building program. This paper will discover why these three massive building projects  have tremendous value in confirming the biblical record.
This paper will examine the archaeological discoveries in and around the ancient city of Ephesus, in order to illuminate our understanding of the biblical milieu in which Paul wrote the Ephesian letter. Some of these finds include the Great Theatre, Odeion, Temple of Hadrian, Library of Celsus, Temple of Serapis, Temple of Artemis, and the Akadian Way.
The church of Corinth is infamous for its many problems, problems that demanded more of Paul’s attention and time than most other early churches. This paper will address the background, establishment, and destruction of Corinth, as well as the operation of the temple of Aphrodite. There is also a brief exposition on select passages in 1st Corinthians dealing with the issue of "porneia."
At the Tell of Dan, many significant archaeological discoveries were made. This paper will investigate these discoveries and analyze the biblical texts in which they are mentioned.
This paper will describe the discovery of the tomb of Caiaphas the High Priest, in 1990. It will analyze the burial process during the Second Temple Period, including the use of ossuaries, and emphasize the importance of this amazing archaeological discovery.
The primary purpose of this paper will be to develop a better understanding of the nature, timing, and key events of the seventieth heptad (often called the 70th week of Daniel). The primary means of doing so will be a careful exegesis of Daniel 9:1-3 and 20-27. A summary of Daniel’s prayer (4-19) will also be included.
The question that this paper will seek to answer is, does “these things” in 1 John 5:13 indicate John’s purpose for the writing of the entire letter, or is it a purpose statement only for the section which immediately precedes it?