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Tag Archives: Malachi

Mysteries of Iniquity, Marriage/ABUSE/Divorce and the Bible

Interview of Barbara Roberts, by Out Of The Gate. If you want to only watch the part where I talk about my work on domestic abuse — i.e. my book Not Under Bondage and the A Cry For Justice blog — go to 24:37 in the video. Who runs Out Of The Gate? Tye is …

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The women weep because their husbands despise them – Update on Malachi 2

Ruth M Davis has updated her article Altars Covered in Tears – Malachi. So I have updated my blog post about it. Ruth’s now says: The women weep because their husbands despise them. Malachi holds up Abraham as an example of a man with an excellent spirit toward his wife, and exhorts the men to …

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“If thou hatest her, put her away, and give her a clothing for the scorn” – Malachi 2:16 in the Matthew Bible

If thou hatest her, put her away, saith the Lord God of Israel, and give her a clothing for the scorn, saith the Lord of hosts. Look well then to your spirit, and despise her not. — Malachi 2:16 in the Matthew Bible, published in 1537. Compare that with the 1599 Geneva Bible: If thou …

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Does Scripture differentiate between ‘putting away’ and ‘divorce’?

Some people claim we can cut through the knotty DIVORCE scriptures by simply differentiating words and their meanings. Their argument goes like this: (i) The Hebrew word shalach and the Greek word apoluo should be translated ‘put away’. Both of those words are used for the husband orally dismissing and sending away his wife without …

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Whose tears are covering the altar in Malachi 2? The Matthew Bible vs. the Geneva Bible, Puritans and Calvin

Ruth Magnusson Davis is gently updating the 1537 Matthew Bible into modern English. Ruth has shown that the Geneva Bible translated this passage in Malachi very differently from how the Matthew Bible had translated it. If you’ve never heard of the Matthew Bible or the Geneva Bible, I explain what they are below. But first, …

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A Typical Line by an Abuser — “I Just Don’t Know Why She Left Me”

Recently we have been watching the reality series “Life Below Zero.”  One of the couples featured in the episodes is a clear example of an abuser and victim — Andy (abuser) and Kate (victim). If you want to see an abuser in action, just tune in and watch. Kate was in denial in earlier episodes …

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