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Supplementary Notes
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These Bible study pages are supplementary notes on various matters. The notes are referred to from other lessons as supplementary information. However some of these pages can be used as lessons in their own right. Tap any title next to an arrow in the list below.

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The Name JehovahSupplementary notes on the special name of God, sometimes rendered YHWH, Jehovah, or Yahweh.

The Name JesusSupplementary notes on the name Jesus, its origin and meaning. Also discusses what is meant by “the name of Jesus”.

The Name Above Every NameThe “name which is above every name” (Philippians 2:9) is not the name the angel gave to the Christ before the holy child’s conception and birth. It is the name bestowed on the Son when God exalted him after his death and resurrection. What is that name?

The Name LuciferWe sometimes hear Satan the devil referred to as Lucifer. It seems to me that this is a mistake, as this note explains.

Stuff About GreekOn we sometimes refer to Greek words, but present them in a simplified form. This page explains.

NumerologyA discussion and explanation of spurious magical number systems related to Biblical interpretation.

The PassoverThis page provides concise notes on the Passover memorial observed by the children of Israel. The notes include definition, explanation, origin, and history.

Rebekah Married at Three?Was Rebekah a child of three years when Isaac married her? Was Isaac a pedophile? This is one of many claims used to discredit the Bible and Christianity.

ImpossibilitiesAbout interpreting all prophecy "literally" and the untenable results.

Zion and JerusalemSupplementary Notes on Zion and Jerusalem including its being twice destroyed.

TimesThe dates and times surrounding the life of Jesus and the calendars involved

Two AntiochsSupplementary notes about the two Antiochs, one in Syria and the other in Pisidia, both mentioned in the book of Acts. Includes map.

Hadesabout Hades, the unseen nether world where the souls of the dead await the resurrection at the second coming of Christ.

Baptism for the DeadWhat does Paul mean by the phrase “baptized for the dead” in 1Corinthians 15:29? These concise notes explain that baptism for the dead is not a proxy baptism (a living person being baptized for a dead person.

Three Sabbaths ChartChart showing three sabbaths: God’s rest on the seventh day of creation, the sabbath of the law of Moses, and the Christian sabbath rest which is eternal life in heaven.

Notes on Breaking BreadThe New Testament uses the term “breaking bread” for the Lord’s Supper. It also uses the same term for a common meal. The term "to break bread" can have two different meanings. Scripture . makes a clear distinction between the two as separate activities.

Cherubim and Seraphim ExplainedThese notes explain the Cherubim (Cherubs) and Seraphim (Seraphs) that we encounter in the Bible. We ignore speculations and assertions that have no Biblical support.

Notes on Fasting [Religious Fasting]Here are some notes on what the Bible says about fasting. We consider abstinence from foods, and various other things, as a matter of religion.


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