Behind the Bible

A closer look at the history, context and characters in Scripture

Unveiling Moses

A rather peculiar thing happened to Moses while he was on Mount Sinai receiving the law. Scripture says: “As Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the commandments in his hands, he did not know that the skin of his face had become radiant while he conversed with the LORD. When…

Who wrote Hebrews?

There is a letter in the New Testament that really isn’t a letter at all. It is the Letter to the Hebrews (or “Hebrews” for short). Hebrews isn’t written like a letter. It has no salutation at the beginning and no farewell at its conclusion. It just jumps right into the subject matter — which…

The truth about Cretans

“Cretans have always been liars, vicious beasts, and lazy gluttons.” Not exactly the type of slogan you’d find in an advertisement for the Island of Crete! And you probably wouldn’t expect to find this derogatory remark in Scripture, either. But guess what? It is Scripture. Paul says this to Titus in Titus 1:12. Well, actually,…