Yahweh

Divine prefigurements in the early Jewish understanding of Yahweh by Rudolph P. Boshoff.

This article prompts to look at the early Jewish understanding of the place of Divine “beings” of deific nature through which Yahweh’s mediation effectuated. The early Christian understanding was vastly Jewish and therefore the idea of an “absolute Oneness” of God very different for the Ancient near eastern understanding. We also need to interpret and […]

A Systematic synopsis of Molana Ahmed Pandor’s “The concept of God’s mercy in Islam and Christianity” by Rudolph P. Boshoff

Introduction: Mr Pandor’s book can be downloaded for free from the I.P.C.I. website. Mr Molana Pandor asked early in the book that we“Please read the entire book, not just mere browsing or else the essence of the books systematic sequence will be lost”[1]. Respectfully I have endeavored to do that and my response to Mr Pandor will be systematic […]

Variant reading of the Pre-Existent Lord [Κυριος] Jesus [Ιησους] as found in the Letter of Jude 4-6 (66 to 90 A.D) – Rudolph P. Boshoff.

In  “Jude’s letter” or the “Epistle of Jude” authored by Jude the Brother of James the Just we find one of the most interesting variant readings in the New Testament text. This type of variant reading is what could be understood as a “elucidating alteration” for clarification of the overall reading of Jude’s central message.The variant reading and the manuscripts that […]

Early Church Fathers regarding two Yahweh’s in Gen 19:24, “Then Yahweh rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Yahweh out of heaven.”

Although the unanimous opinion of the apostolic Fathers was that this was Jesus talking to Abraham, such is a guess and not specifically known by scripture. Having said this, the story of Abraham meeting God and the two angels in Genesis 18, is most likely what Jesus meant when He said, “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see […]