Charlie asks Rebeca about authority sources for parenting when, “Because the Bible says so,” isn’t an option. His question comes at a time when a video showing John MacArthur telling Beth Moore to “Go home,” is making the social media rounds. His basis for the command is that Bible doesn’t allow females to preach.
So, Rebeca and Charlie dig in to the history and origin of popular Bible translations. Can we rely on the words in the books today to judge, condemn, or condone?
They discuss how translation has affected our understanding of scripture over the millennia. They’re surprised to discover a significant translation issue regarding the only purported prophecy about the virgin birth. Was it really meant to foretell a Messiah? Was it even really about a virgin?
Learn a little Hebrew, a little Greek, and about how translation affected the meaning of one very peculiar word: almah.