Why “Men of Hezekiah”?
In Proverbs 25:1 we read “These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied.” (ESV) The men of Hezekiah were a group of scribes, counsellors and scholars who were tasked with gathering and then recording the oral traditions and sayings of King Solomon. We do not know the men who made up this group but perhaps Isaiah the prophet, Shebnah the scribe and Joah the chronicler were involved (2 Kings 18:18).
This website in keeping with the theme of preserving tradition seeks to promote manliness, traditional Pentecostal and Reformation Theology, along with virtue. Hezekiah was a King, a man of virtue who defended his city against the mighty Assyrian Empire. He was a reformer who was willing to go further than any King of Judah before him to end idolatry.
This website aims to emulate the men of Hezekiah and King Hezekiah himself by preserving godly forms of manliness and virtue in an age when they are desperately needed.
What is with the strange symbol?
The symbol on this website is based upon the Royal Seal of King Hezekiah that was discovered in the Ophel excavations under the direction of archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar. The Hebrew inscription reads “Belonging to Hezekiah, (son of) Ahaz, king of Judah.” See more in the article at biblicalarchaeology.org
Matt Winbow is an Elder at Discovery Church Swindon. He has contributed to “Christianity” the monthly magazine of Premier Christianity. He is married and has two small children. He enjoys preaching, teaching, running, reading, gardening and writing. All views expressed on this site are his own and do not represent the opinions of any entity whatsoever with which he has been, is now, or will be affiliated.
More to come…
http://modernenglishversion.com/ – my favourite Bible translation, the Modern English Version.
http://confessionalbibliology.com/ – is a great website to promote the view of Scripture set forth in the historic Reformed Confessions and specifically in Chapter 1 of the WCF/2LBCF. This is the belief that God has Providentially Preserved his word and kept it pure in all ages (Isa 59:21, Ps 12:6, 7, Rom 3:1-2, 1 Tim 3:15). The authentic Biblical texts are therefore the Textus Receptus (the Greek text used by the Reformers), and the Bomberg Hebrew Bible (the Hebrew text used by the Reformers) not the modern Critical Texts.
http://www.jeffriddle.net/ – the blog of Jeff Riddle. He often looks at text critical views from a Confessional standpoint (see Confessional Bibliology above).
http://evangelicaltextualcriticism.blogspot.com/ – a place for those who wish to discuss textual criticism of the Old or New Testament from an evangelical perspective.
https://thebibleproject.com/ – an awesome website with great videos and resources on looking at the text of scripture through a literally approach.
http://www.kineticnetwork.org/ – a relational network of leaders and churches.
http://drmsh.com/ – the blog of Dr. Michael S. Heiser.
http://www.nakedbiblepodcast.com/ – my favourite podcast with Dr. Michael S. Heiser.
Soli Deo Gloria.
Ecclesia reformata et semper reformanda secundus verbum Dei.