We Hear You -- By: Editors

Journal: Bible and Spade (Second Run)
Volume: BSPADE 28:2 (Spring 2015)
Article: We Hear You
Author: Editors

We Hear You


Bible And Spade Very Helpful

Bible and Spade is excellent for the serious Bible student, one who desires an in-depth view of a given biblical topic. The articles are scholarly, yet written for the layman to understand. It is one of my “must haves” for my home.

- Virginia

A Question About Salt At Sodom And Gomorrah

Deuteronomy 29:23: “And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath:” Is there salt at Bab edh-Dhra and Numeira?

- Nathanael

A Response From ABR Staff Member Dr. Bryant Wood:

Dear Nathanael,

There are extensive salt deposits nearby, on the west side of the Dead Sea. Thank you for your interest in the ABR ministry.

The Use Of YHWH In Ancient Inscriptions

Has there ever been any credible and accepted finds where they name YHWH (Yahweh) appears?

- Yeremyah

A Response From ABR Staff Member Henry Smith:

Dear Yeremyah,

Thanks for contacting the ABR ministry. The name YHWH has been found in Egyptian hieroglyphic texts and on the Moabite Stone. Please see these two articles for more information at the ABR website, www.BibleArchaeology.org.: The Name Yahweh in Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts and Mesha King of Moab.

PS—Please watch the video at the bottom of the Moab article. Around 2:30, the narrator shows where YHWH appears on the Moabite Stone.

DNA Testing Of The Minoans

So if the Casluhites became the Caphtorites when they migrated to Crete establishing the Minoan civilization from Egypt, then why does recent DNA analysis show the opposite? Any suggestions? Lastly if Joshua entered Canaan in 1407 BCE, why is the scarab amulet from Ai dated the latest to 1418? Thanks again.

- Connor

A Response From ABR Staff Member Henry Smith:

First, in response to your question about DNA results: Such a small sample can tell us very little about the origin of the Casluhites. If you read the comment section of the first article [you provided in support of contradictory DNA results], some of the folks there asked good questions and came to valid conclusions. The scientists have no idea who the 100 people were [in their sample]. Maybe they were slaves? Or, maybe they migrated there from somewhere else and mixed with the populace. These tes...

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