Episode 41
Insights on the Nativity and the New Testament
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Insights on the Nativity and the New Testament

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A fascinating interview with Biblical scholar Dr. Thomas Wayment, PhD.

Insights on the Nativity and the New Testament

A fascinating interview with Biblical scholar Dr. Thomas Wayment, PhD.

(Text forthcoming)



  • Darryl White

    Dec 5, 2018 5:05 am

    Another heresy of mine is that I refuse to use the King James language when singing or praying. I have been called out multiple times for this, but I am stubborn. To me, it feels like a street language that is offensive to use to someone I respect.
    People sometimes forget that it isn’t how Jesus spoke. What Jesus said was translated into this street dialect.

    ?? Although I found Dr. Wayment's suggestion that we update our English translation persuasive, I don't think your description fits the objective of the King James translators. They were attempting to be more "formal", deliberately using language that was "upper class" and out-of-date even at the time they executed their translation. Maybe I misunderstand your meaning.

  • Darryl White

    Dec 11, 2018 4:49 am

    I have heard it both ways, that it was translated into a formal form of language, and that it was translated into the common form of language. It doesn’t matter in this respect. Either way it feels like street slang to me, and I cannot stand to use it to someone I respect.

    God speaks to each of us in our own language, and it also seems more fitting to me that I should address him in my own language. To use a form that is not mine would be to push him away, rather than becoming close to him.

  • Cortland Johnson

    Dec 18, 2018 3:57 pm

    Awesome as always.

    This reminds me of a talk I listened to a long time ago by Susan Black.

    Here is the link:

    She has insights on:
    Taxes – 38:24
    Room at inns – 40:12 (this one is very interesting).

    Thank you again for all you do.


  • Shaeleigh

    Feb 6, 2019 9:57 pm

    Hi! I’d love to read the text for this podcast…I’m very curious about it.

    Response from Chris: I hope to get it posted. Might have to hire someone to type it. Thanks Shaeleigh.
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