Since His Place will not respond to my message through their facebook. I will make this open on my blog critizing one of their sermons. You can find their sermon here under “2 Kings: Divied We Fall.” I would love to know His Place reason for using crazy apologitics to explain the Elisha and the Bears.
I was looking through some of your old PDFs of Route 66. There is an error on your statements on Elisha and the Bears. You claim these were not “young boys” but young men. Yet, none of the translations “qatan na’ar” does not mean “insignificant male.” In the majority of the Old Testament it means small kids and majority of Hebrew translators say “Small Boys.”
1 Kings 11:17: That Hadad fled, he and certain Edomites of his father’s servants with him, to go into Egypt; Hadad being yet a little child.
What happens you replaced “little child” with “insignificant male?” It makes the 1 Kings 11:17 illogical. Since we all know Hadad was an prince, that could not make him a insignificant male.
Also the Bible NEVER mentions why Elisha was bald. Also being bald in the ancient world means nothing. There is no evidence being bald is bad. We had bald Egyptians, Bald Babylonians, and bald Greeks.
And if a man’s hair falls out from his forehead, he has baldness of the forehead; he is clean.
Being bald is clean, so it is ok.
I may have to read most of your PDF to find some errors in the future.