Was Matthew Henry a Kinist?

Recently I found some Kinist sources on social media sharing this quotation taken from Matthew Henry's commentary for Isaiah 2: 1. God set them apart for himself, as a peculiar people, distinguished from, and dignified above, all other people (Num. 23:9); but they were replenished from the east; they naturalized foreigners, not proselyted, and encouraged... Continue Reading →

Suffering and Election

The following is from John Calvin's commentary on Isaiah 14.It will be asked, Was there a period during which God had no compassion? Undoubtedly, he always had compassion; but while the people were distressed by heavy calamities, it was not perceived; for, having their minds previously occupied with a view of God's anger, and, judging... Continue Reading →

Isaiah 14:12 and the “Morning Star”

The following is from the NET notes:The Hebrew text has הֵילֵל בֶּן־שָׁחַר (helel ben-shakhar, “Helel son of Shachar”), which is probably a name for the morning star (Venus) or the crescent moon. See HALOT 245 s.v. הֵילֵל.What is the background for the imagery in vv. 12–15? This whole section (vv. 4b–21) is directed to the... Continue Reading →

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