The Sinners’ Bible is a classic example of how important modifiers are to the meaning of a sentence. The Sinners’ Bible is an edition of the Bible published in 1631 by the royal printers in London. It was meant to be a reprint of the King James Bible.
The name “Sinners’ Bible” is derived from a mistake made by the compositors of the new publishing. In the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20:14, the word “not” in the sentence “Thou shalt not commit adultery” was omitted. This changed the sentence into “Thou shalt commit adultery”!
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How does a trip to Paris and Rome verify an old Bible prophecy? And how does that ancient prophecy warn us of an important future prophecy? It all has to do with the fact that “the day is approaching!”
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
Both an external look and an internal look of Hebrews verify that the target of v. 25 was a group of Jews who had converted over to Christianity. These Christian Jews were encouraged to keep up with their diligence to Christ’s church as they saw a particular day approaching in their lives. But what day could that be? It could not be the day of the Rapture as that is coming as a thief in the night and no one but the Heavenly Father knows that day (Acts 1:7).
Then what day could it be? Remember, this book is addressed to a church that was predominately Jewish. It is estimated that the book was written between 64 – 69 A.D. What day of great significance was about to happen to the Jews in Jerusalem near the time of the writing of this letter? What horrific event took place in 70 A.D.? It was the destruction of Jerusalem and the Jewish Temple.
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