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Welcome to Bible Wiki, I am Superdadsuper (who is not a dad), an Admin here. Feel free to leave a message anytime, I am always around to discuss. I may be a busy college student, but under normal circumstances I should always respond in 24 hours. Let me know if you have any prayer requests, need help using the site or how you can a part of our ministry.

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  • Should we have (an) article(s) about Gnosticism and its relation to Christianity as a whole? Or should we not have articles on Gnosticism and its beliefs/doctrines? For whatever reason you agree or disagree, I will understand.



    -John

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    • Hey ROABall- glad to see you around again.

      Yes, an article on Gnosticism would be just fine. The article should focus on Gnosticism in terms of its relation with biblical content, if it is largely considered with early church history beyond that then its outside the scope of this site. The main challenge will be that as far as I am aware, gnosticism does not have a direct mention in Scripture and the majority of gnosticism was after the biblical period.

      Its commonly thought that 1 John was written in part as a defense against Gnosticism. SO yes you may write an article, but since the scope of this wiki specifically is biblical content, the nature of the article will be limited to direct interactions with Scripture/early church prior to the 2nd century AD. 

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    Yahwism:  is the original worship of Yahweh as was practiced by the Biblical Israelites, the Hebrews and many other individuals in the pre-Babylonian exilic period. Yahwism is still the belief of true Israelites today. The term Yahwism comes from the name of the Hebrew Mighty-One named YHWH (Yahweh) which has the English meaning of “He-Exists.” The name Yahweh was given by YHWH himself and is used to distinguish the worship of the Mighty One (god) in ancient times from that of other gods. Yahwism emphasized its focus on worshiping Yahweh as the one true Mighty-One (god) and of keeping his covenant.

    Yahweh was revealed to the Israelites using their ancient culture. The National identity of the original tribes required a civil structure which was established under Moses. Yahweh committed Himself to the New Nation of Israel with a Covenant, which was delivered to the new Nation by Moses. The rules regulations and ordinances for civil and religious order given by Moses, also utilized some of the cultural norms of the time. These norms involved making gifts to the Sovereign by way of burned offerings, and used methods of making payment for offenses both civil and religious using food items (for payment) by the offender. 

    As with any civilized Nation, there must be a payment system for violators of the Law, both civil and religious. Today we make restitution using jail time or payment for fines or violations using acceptable currency, or money. In ancient Israel, food was the only item of value used (but in time gold or silver was also used). The ancient system of payment is known by us today as “sacrifices” because the item presented for payment was lost (sacrificed) by the offender for his/her/their restitution (aka atonement).

    The religious rituals-and feasts mostly consistent with the widespread cultural norms of the time; helped to turn the hearts of the people toward their own Might-One by teaching them their need for Faithfulness and to set an example to the surrounding nations for disobedience. Despite the need for keeping the Covenant; for being faithful and even through Yahweh’s many miracles, His established priesthood and prophets, the worship of Yahweh often became syncretic. The mixing of other deities such as Ba’al,  Ashterah, Molech, and idols of wood and stone with the worship of the one true Mighty-One named Yahweh, often incurred Yahweh’s wrath upon the people and the land. During the exile, Judaism developed with its own religious practices, distinct from the historical worship of Yahweh in Israel with the adaption of the Babylonian Talmud. 

    Yahwism become completely adulterated by the Babylonian exile. The customs and culture of the ancient Israelites become amalgamated with those of pagan Babylon. In the First Century, the Talmud and the traditions of Babylon had become so prevalent, that Yahwism and the worship of the true Mighty-One was mostly lost. It is into this setting where the Prophet Yahshua (aka Jesus) came. His was mission; to announce the Kingdom of Yahweh.

    Yahshua taught the path to repentance and to realign with the true Sovereign Yahweh of their Fathers; to renew their Commitment to keeping the Covenant, and toward His blessings and life that came with it.  Gone was the need for the priesthood, since the law was now to be internal not external. All could associate freely and directly with the heavenly Father. No priesthood required upon conversion and repentance before him, with the promise of eternal life.

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  • What strictly Biblical reason do we have to consider Gabriel an archangel alongside Michael.  Michael is the only entity in the scriptures refered to as an/the archangel. 

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    • You're exactly right- I see the error on Gabriel article and have corrected it. 

      You do have to remember our modern conception of Angel isn't always that accurate. Angel is a function of a spiritual being, it means messenger. There seems to be a vast spiritual order that we really don't understand much.

      The only time Michael is called "archangel" is in the Book of Jude in reference to an event quoted in the Apocrypha, which is very interesting. This tells me that the title of archangel is not even one advocated biblically. The reference would have been understood by Jewish culture at the time, but it seems the Bible itself doesn't care much for spiritual hierachy. It seems the concept of an archangel belongs more to Second Template Judaism than it does the canonical biblical literature. Michael is called a "prince" in Daniel, which might be where the idea comes from- so that may be the biblical support of Michael having higher authority over most Angels. This does not make Michael the chief angel, but higher ranking spiritual being. 

      Angels are spiritual messengers. Other beings aren't "types of angels" but are just different variety of spiritual beings. 

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  • Could you link the rules for adding articles? I'm thinking about becoming an editor.

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    • Thanks for the help with linking verses. Could you check to see if I did it right?

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    • You did it perfectly :)

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  • Why has the 'English-language translations (versions) of the Bible' been deleted i.e. the King James Version and New International Version etc.

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    • Version pages fall outside of the scope of the wiki's content. See our rules.

      Basically, versions are not content of the Bible, rather they are information about specific types of Bibles in print. The content focus is solely on the content of the Bible itself, we do not go outside of the Bible except in cases where its helpful for historical understanding of a text. Those pages were deleted many years ago. 

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  • Hello, my name is Dave, and I have been apart of Fandom for about 5 months now. I go to a Christian school, and one of my teachers finds his opinions as facts, and does not take others opinions into consideration. I take his Bible class (it's mandatory), and it is hard to talk to him, for I don't know how he is going to react. I have talked to my other teachers, and my parents, and they agree that he is a very difficult person to convince. Whenever I try to talk to him, he just crushes my thought with "Don't give me that disrespect, it is unneeded" and "I am the teacher, I know my stuff." Do you have any advice regarding what I should do? Your help us much appreciated.

    God Bless,

    Dave

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    • I am probably not the best person to help with your situation. I will give you some general advice, but I am not involved in your life or school.

      First of all, I would agree based on your assesment, that as a Bible teacher he is not acting a biblical conduct. I myself aspire to be a Bible teacher one day, so I understand the attitude of "I know what im talking about" to a degree. It would be upsetting for any teacher, especially one who has seriously studied the Scriptures, to be challenged by a student with nowhere nearly as much experience. This may not just be a pride issue, but there are often complexities that take a lot of knowledge to understand. God seems to give knowledge and understanding of subjects to those who whom you would least expect, on the contrary (not to disregard what I said in the sentence before).

      Remember that he is the teacher, you are the student. Romans 13 talks about how we should submit to the authorities God has placed, including the teacher. Many teachers, especially professors (though it sounds like you are high school), will teach their opinions on a subject. This isn't always out of pride, but because they are thoroughly convinced their opinion is correct. Trying to convince him otherwise could be seen as disrespectful. It would be like challenging the content a pastor preached. That would be normally seen as rude, inappropriate and disrespectful. 

      Now, a good teacher should be willing to productively contribute in a discussion and refute the ideas of others, defending their own position. Resorting to complete disregard may not be the best expression of godly character. You, other students, parents, nor other teachers have the responsibility to demand a change in his behavior. That would be the job of the head faculty or principal. If the behavior is serious problem than someone should go to him in love. Follow the model of Matthew 18:15-17 on how the issue should be escalated (except apply it to the administrative hierachy established within the school).

      The biggest takeaway is, consider your attitude when approaching the teacher. My answer may not be the one you are wanting to hear. I think the most godly thing to do is to treat the teacher with the respect he desires. Do not take the attitude that you know better than he does. Don't try to convince him he is wrong (1. He has studied it more than you have (2. If his opinion is strong enough there is little you can do to convince him otherwise (3. You may be taking a bad attitude. I don't know your circumstances well enough to give you exact advice. I think the best course of action here is humility and submission to his teachings. Afterall, he is the one passing out the grades, so you need to obey his instructions. If he is teaching something outright heretical than express your concerns to his superiors. Otherwise, try to talk to him in a non-hostile way. If he is unwilling to engage in productive discourse, there is no reason to try to change his mind, even if you think you are right. It's not about who is right or wrong in the end, its acting in a godly attitude towards your authority figure.


      In Christ,
      Superdadsuper, Sr. Content and Community Manager (Bible Wiki) 02:26, November 19, 2018 (UTC)

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    • I am an admin on a couple other wiki's, so I have experience editing. After a look around here, I decided that I would love to join this ministry. I believe you are on to something here, something I would like to be apart of. Thank you for the advice, and the scripture references, they have helped me a lot. Is there a certain place you would like me to help in? 

      By the way, I saw your monthly Bible study blog posts. That is a great idea! I support it in many ways. The wiki is pretty well developed, something that is hard to do. This project is something I would love to be apart of, for I want to grow spiritually and get to know Jesus better. Are there certain books you suggest for me to read? I have read a lot of the Bible, and need new books to start in. 

      God Bless

      Dave

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    • I am so glad for your enthusiasm. I would recommend joining our chat channel. Not a whole lot goes on there, but it gives you a way to connect directly with me, SouthWriter and other users of the site (albeit mostly inactive).

      Unfortunately, I haven't been able to create resources to specifically give editors a place to edit (though I hope this will be possible one day). It is difficult to describe what areas need help directly. We have a lot of content sprinkled and stretched in many different directions with varying quality.

      That being said, the current idea is go beyond fact regurgitation and into expository content. By this I mean, content that isn't just factual, but utilizes the Scripture for teaching (while keeping in mind with our writing rules. The best pointer is to contribute something you have been reading, studying or thinking about relating to the Bible. 

      Theres a lot of reasons we haven't been able to create these materials. A lot has to do with time, but also lack of other resources (ie people, finances etc). My dream (for God's glory and the benefit of others) is to launch this website into a full 501(c)3 ministry in the future. It is clear this isn't in God's immediate timing, based on my life's circumstances. I am beginning at University in January to study Ministry/Biblical Studies, with the desire to become a Biblical Teacher/Scholar (whatever avenue, whether this website, in a church, an academic, para church setting etc I trust God; there is no guarantee my desire will come true so I trust him fully in whatever happens)

      Personally I would recommend reading the Book of James if you aren't sure what to read next. The book is very easy to understand and is very practical. Other recommendations would be reading the Gospel of John followed by 1 John, Second John, and Third John. You will see the similarities in content between them (the same could be said if you read Revelation). If you are looking for something beefier, I would recommend reading any of the minor or major prophets. I myself have begun reading these recently and they are very interesting and insightful into God's nature. The minor prophets are shorter and may be easier to read. The major ones are usually a little harder to digest as a whole (I personally have a hard time reading long portions of Scripture). I recently read Isaiah and hope to begin Jeremiah and/or Ezekiel sometime in the next few months.
      In Christ,
      Superdadsuper, Sr. Content and Community Manager (Bible Wiki) 21:08, November 19, 2018 (UTC)

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    • Ok, thank you!

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  • Do you know what the book of Jubilees is? If so, do you know if everything in it is true?

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    • To be honest, I do not know a whole lot about the content of the Book of Jubilees. Jubilee is considered to be pseudepigraphic, which means it claims to be written by someone who did not write it. Unfortunately, I know little about those and apocryphal books. From my basic research on Jubilees, it claims to be a corroboration of the Book of Genesis and advocates a solar calendar, versus a Hebrew lunar calendar. Jubilee may possibly contain some historical facts. It is not part of the Bible and does not have the same level of authority.

      Again, I haven't studied it but I would say what is in the book is likely not factual. The reason is that it very specifically tries to give an alternative interpretation to the chronology of Genesis (thus the entire Bible) that is out of line. The Hebrews readers of Genesis and the Pentateuch would have recognized a lunar calendar, not a solar calendar. This book seems to be trying to reinterpret what the original meaning of Genesis is. In today's world many theories try to do this by inserting a meaning into the book (eisegesis) that does not align with the original intent. Jubilees is not special. There is an apocryphal (non-scriptural) book of enoch that is also "alternative" version of Genesis.


      I think this is very interesting. I hope my pursuit of biblical studies can afford me time to study this, but I must focus my efforts and time on the Bible itself (as must this website) rather than other Jewish literature. 
      In Christ,
      Superdadsuper, Sr. Content and Community Manager (Bible Wiki) 02:44, October 26, 2018 (UTC)

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  • Hello Superdadsuper, 

    I would like to know if you have read the Jewish text called The Apocalypse of Abraham.  I happen to have a physical copy and its pretty interesting.  In no ways should Abraham be considered truth, however I'd recommend you read it for some insight on Jewish mythology.  

    Another interesting fact, Muhammad heard the oral tale of Abraham and decided to put in into Islamic canon because he thought it was an actual story from the Torah. 

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    • I have not read it or any other apocryphal/pseudepigraphical books. I am not opposed to reading them, I don't think any harm would come from them. Of course I recognize they are not part of Scripture.   I looked up and briefly read about it's content. It seems to have a lot of similarities with other pseudepigraphic works, because it focuses heavily on Angels. I do think the idea that Abraham and Terah used to worship the false gods of Ur of the Chaldeans is historically plausible. This is mentioned in Joshua 24:2[1] and is referenced in some Apocryphal works (don't recall the exact one). I don't think these types of books are always historical, but they do contain some historical truth. I think the books are interesting and it seems the Apocalypse of Abraham is based off truth (with a twist). Perhaps one day in my biblical studies I will get around to reading some of these Jewish myth books.
      In Christ,
      Superdadsuper, Bible Wiki Administrator and Bureaucrat 19:54, September 17, 2018 (UTC)

      1. Josh 24:2 (Link)
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  • I'm just stopping by to say that this is a very fine wiki.  It's helped me learn things that AtheistPedia... I mean Wikipedia alters.  A huge problem with the Abrahamic articles on Wikipedia is that they are sometimes referred to as "myth" (see the Genisis Flood and Tower of Bable Wikipedia pages).  

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  • This word has appeared at least twice in the Cherub article.

    fRomans

    Is this a misspelling?

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    • Also I just finished proofreading the Babel article. I didn't find any errors. I'd say it's good to go, unless you (or someone else) has more stuff to add to it.

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    • Articles on wikis typically never hit a "finishing" point, based on the nature of how content is published and distributed. We have a couple of comprehensive articles, which are mostly done. Articles can always be improved on whether that be grammar or adding nuances of biblical content (little details about certain people or places that may affect people, like the fact the Uriah the Hittite would have stayed home with Bathsheba a year is not mentioned in the surrounding context, but can be inferred from Levitical law).

      Thanks again for your edits! I hope to see you around here for a while and earnestly desire for you to grow in the Word and Faith here at Bible Wiki. 


      In Christ,
      Superdadsuper, Bible Wiki Administrator and Bureaucrat 01:52, August 27, 2018 (UTC)

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