ASK 2015 COMMENTARIES INDEX
 
 

This page contains the index to the ASK year 2015 Commentaries. Stories are listed in most recent first order. Click on a title to read the commentary.

Our recent as well as future commentaries will be in Adobe PDF format. Click the Get Adobe Reader graphic  to download the free reader if you don't already have it installed on your PC.

 View the latest Commentary

Prophet, Priest, and King - June 1, 2015

“Israel and Judah: 10. The End of Absalom” is the title of this month’s article. This should be read after the “June 2015 Newsletter” which has further information on the subject of the article, and how this relates to you. Also in this article are two excellent maps by Henry Dye to help you better understand the flow of the story. Now read about David and Jesus: Prophet, Priest, and King. Then there is a short announcement about The Byte Show beginning again.
 
Byte Show Update - May 16, 2015

There is new information about The Byte Show created by the late GeorgeAnn Hughes, who died on April 22, 2015. I spoke with GeorgeAnn’s son, John Evans, on Thursday, May 14. He is putting GeorgeAnn’s affairs in order and learning her computer system so he can begin producing programs again, continuing his mother’s legacy. Also, a new event is listed on the "Events" page.
 
GeorgeAnn Hughes - May 1, 2015

First, I need to tell about this month’s article, “Israel and Judah: 9. Rape and Murder.” It is introduced by the “May 2015 Newsletter,” which gives background about the article. It begins the story of David’s son Absalom and his terrible acts against God, David, against Israel, and against his brethren. Also, I received news on April 24th that my friend and friend of ASK, GeorgeAnn Hughes, died on Wednesday, April 22. GeorgeAnn will be remembered for her wide-ranging curiosity, her love of country, her caring nature for people and animals, and for her unique voice.
 
Antichrist and Salvation - April 17, 2015

The antichrist will teach universal salvation. This may surprise most of you but there is good evidence to demonstrate this statement. The antichrist, along with his companion the false prophet, will teach much truth to the world. The vast majority of their teachings will be biblical truth. It is necessary for them to do so.
 
David, Bathsheba, and Conference - April 1, 2015

The article for April 2015 is titled “Israel and Judah: 8. Bathsheba and Rabbah,” introduced by the “April 2015 Newsletter.” The article examines the relationship of King David of Israel, loyal soldier Uriah the Hittite, his wife Bathsheba, David’s murder by proxy of Uriah, and the aftermath of the entire sordid affair. Then I discuss the three presentations I will give at the Richmond Bible Conference on April 10-12.
 
Knowledge, Understanding, and Wisdom - March 16, 2015

Proverbs 1:7 and 9:10 seem to say contradictory things. They do not. Decide for yourself and gain a better understanding of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.
 
Subtlety, Conspiracy, and War - March 1, 2015

Eric Hoffer once said, “It is always safe to assume that people are more subtle and less sensitive than they seem” (The Passionate State of Mind, 1954). I have presented this quote before. The “March 2015 Newsletter” introduces this month’s article “Israel and Judah: 7. Conspiracy and War.” Hoffer's observation fits two situations in the article. The first segment of the article tells how King David dealt with a potential rival to his throne. The second tells of an insult to King David’s power and royal dignity that led to war.
 
Trinity Revisited - February 16, 2015

I was recently involved in an internet discussion about the trinity. While I rarely indulge in such debates because of their limited usefulness, this discussion helped me to be concise in my presentation. The topic was, “Do You Believe in Holy Trinity?” Here is what I wrote, after much back and forth within a group of people, all believers in universal salvation.
 
Reconsidered and Unknown Bible Facts - February 1, 2015

Taking a break this month from the historical-prophetic articles about Israel and Judah, I am publishing two Doctrinal articles by Dr. Ernest Martin. Read the “February 2015 Newsletter.” The first article is titled “Mankind’s Most Useful Invention” and the second is “Unknown Parts of the Bible.”
 
News about King David - January 17, 2015

As I covered in the January 1, 2015 article, “Israel and Judah: 6. David’s Foreign Wars,” King David defeated Hadadezer, King of Zobah. A ruler of a neighboring realm in Syria named Toi (also spelled Tou in the King James Version), King of Hamath, had been at war with Hadadezer. A December 15, 2014 press release reported on recent research published by Professor Gershon Galil, Professor of Biblical Studies and Ancient History at the University of Haifa. Prof. Galil says new research mentions King Toi of Hamath.
 
Changing Borders, Changing Relations - January 1, 2015

God is constantly changing borders of peoples and nations (Acts 17:26). He does so in our present day. Changing borders destabilize everything within a region. Such destabilization occurred in the 11th century BC when the power and influence of King David’s Israel was expanding. Chaos reigned and kingdoms formed new alliances to resist Israel’s growing dominance. This Commentary provides background for the article for January 2015, “Israel and Judah: 6. David’s Foreign Wars,” introduced by the “January 2015 Newsletter.”
 

COMMENTARY ARCHIVES: 2014  |  2013  |  2012  |  2011  |  2010  |  2009  |  2008  |  2007  |  2006  |  2005  |  2004  |  2003  |  2002  |  2001  |  2000
Click on a link above for ASK COMMENTARY items from prior years.

© 1976-2015 Associates for Scriptural Knowledge ~ ASK is supported by freewill contributions