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What Does the Bible Say About…

By: Dr. Thomas Figart
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What Does the Bible Say About… Part 1
By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart

My Mom told me that God isn’t a man. I don’t get that. How can God not be a man? You either have to be a man or a woman, don’t you? Why did people in the Bible live so long? Why did Job not curse God? Why does Job charge God with wrongdoing when he calls himself upright, and yet his friends were accused of wrongdoing even though they didn’t accuse God? Why did Noah take seven of each clean animal, but only two of each unclean animal? Why did the Jews think some food was bad and certain foods were good? Why were animals like pigs considered unclean?

What Does the Bible Say About… Part 2
By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart

Did how many sacrifices you made in a day make you holier to the people in Bible times? How does the Jewish calendar work? When God made a covenant with Abram, why didn’t they cut the doves in half? Why did Rahab have to hang a scarlet piece of cloth; why not a blue or green? Why was Numbers written and by whom? Why was Joshua written? Was Joshua the son of Nun in Jesus’ family line? Was Joshua the son of Nun in Jesus’ family line? Why did the people in the Bible ages give meanings to their children? What was the capital of Jerusalem? Did Jonah get spit out of the fish near Nineveh? How many kings did Israel have, and how many kings did Judah have?

What Does the Bible Say About… Part 3
By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart

Where should you start to read the Bible? Does Matthew 7:7 mean we should get everything we ask for in prayer? How many brothers and sisters did Jesus have? How many different Marys are mentioned in the Bible? How did God speak to a prophet? How does God watch after everyone at one time? What is Revelation 7 all about?

What Does the Bible Say About… Part 4
By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart

Dr. Thomas Figart, who writes a monthly column for the Prophecy section, shares his answers to questions raised by kids from his grandson’s 8th grade class.

What Does the Bible Say About… Part 5
By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart

Dr. Figart once again tackles questions sent in by 8th grade students regarding the book of Genesis. Was it okay for Joseph to practice divination? What’s wrong with not being circumcised? Was it normal to send a servant to look for a wife?

What Does the Bible Say About… Part 6
By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart

Dr. Figart answers more questions from kids, including: Why did God let Pharaoh enslave His chosen people? How can you make darkness that can be felt? Why did God harden Pharaoh’s heart? Why did Abraham give Rebekah a nose ring?

What Does the Bible Say About… Part 7
By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart

Moving on from Genesis into Exodus, the students pose questions about the treatment of women, phylacteries, angels, murder, marriage and more.

What Does the Bible Say About… Part 8
By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart

Dr. Thomas Figart answers more delightfully honest questions from middle school aged kids. Topics include : sea cows; offerings for sin; Nazirite vows; holy water; and the value of women vs. men.

What Does the Bible Say About… Part 9
By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart

Dr. Figart answers questions from students on the Sabbath, giants, tithing and shaving a wife’s head!

What Does the Bible Say About… Part 10
By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart

Did God speak to Job? Does God speak in dreams? Who is the “Redeemer” spoken of in Job 19:25? Who wrote Job?

What Does the Bible Say About… Part 11
By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart

Why did people in the Old Testament tear their clothing? How did Old Testament saints get saved? Could Old Testament saints lose their salvation?

What Does the Bible Say About… Part 12
By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart

Why did Abimelech scatter salt in Judges 9:45? Why did Samson spend the night with a prostitute? What is the Nazirite vow? What is a concubine?

What Does the Bible Say About… Part 13
By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart

Questions from 8th graders at a Christian school include questions about the genealogies of Jesus in Matthew and Luke, plus the meaning of “John” and “Simon Peter.”

What Does the Bible Say About… Part 14
By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart

Questions this time include : What happened to the souls of people Jesus raised from the dead? Is it okay to answer “maybe” or must it always be “yes” or “no”? Why did Jesus talk to Moses and Elijah at His transfiguration?

What Does the Bible Say About… Part 15
By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart

Why didn’t Jesus want people to tell about being healed? What did He mean when He said, “Let the dead bury their dead”? Is there a discrepancy between Matthew 10:10 and Mark 6:8-9? Dr. Figart answers these and other questions.

What Does the Bible Say About… Part 16
By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart

What is dropsy? Can you catch it? Is it a sin to be rich? The Parable of the Fig tree. These are a few of the questions plaguing students at a Christian School. Dr. Figart tackles the answers in this installment.

What Does the Bible Say About… Part 17
By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart

Do you have to cut off the body part that causes you to sin? Why did Jesus cast the demons into pigs? Why did Jesus have to suffer on the cross instead of just dying? Dr. Figart answers these and other questions.

What Does the Bible Say About… Part 18
By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart

Topics of the questions this month include : Divorce, adultery, cloaks vs. jackets, gnats, judges, and the devil.

What Does the Bible Say About… Part 19
By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart

Dr. Figart tackles these intriguing questions from students: If Adam and Eve had eaten from the Tree of Life, could God do anything about them living forever? And, Does Exodus 22:20 mean we should go around killing people who worship idols? How is that different than what the Arabs do in their Holy Wars?

Dr. Thomas Figart

Dr. Thomas Figart

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