Divine prefigurements in the early Jewish understanding of Yahweh by Pastor Rudolph 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 […]

The nature of variants in the early New Testament manuscripts by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

The site “Islamic Awareness” suggests that “the production of New Testament manuscripts radically changed after the persecution under Diocletian (303-305 CE) and especially after Constantine declared Christianity to be the official religion of the empire.” [1]Another Muslim voice asserts “that the Christian Bible is swarming with errors and contradictions.”[2] Earlier I have written on the cogency of […]

High Christology in the “Paschal Letter” of Melito of Sardis (165-175 A.D.) Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

Melito of Sardis (died c. 180) was Bishop of Sardis, prominent ecclesiastical writer in the latter half of the second century. Few details of his life are known. A letter of Polyerates of Ephesus to Pope Victor about 194 (Eusebius, “Hist. Eccl.”, V, xxiv) states that “Melito the eunuch [this is interpreted “the virgin” by Rufinus in […]