Matthew 27:46 – “My God, My God….huh?”

“And about the Ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is, My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?
[Matthew 27:46, New King James Version]

I’ve encountered some interesting interpretations of this verse from various Christian Syriacists over the years. What follows are two of their interpretations and my responses. (more…)


In the “Bowels” of Jesus Christ?

“For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.”
[Philippians 1:8]

Here I will share some of my observations regarding this strange terminology found in the Greek and later English translations of the New Testament text. (more…)