Welcome to Pathway Machine Annotated Bible, a Bible study tool for which it is hoped that the reader can learn as much as I myself have in producing it. (John 17:3; Acts 17:11) A great deal of care has been taken in order to make your visit to this website a pleasant one. Below you will find a very brief explanation on how Pathway Machine works. Select a tab and begin your journey.
The first tab is meant to be a scholarly verse by verse assessment of the chapter.
Each chapter of each book of the Bible will be given a page with three tabs like this page has. The first tab is the Annotated Bible. Be sure to have your Bible at the ready for reference.
The verses are presented, in this first part, the Annotated Bible, like this:
Genesis 1:1: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Followed by the annotations, usually as brief as possible so as not to take up any unnecessary time from the reader, and when warranted a comparison of translations or scholarly reference material may be provided. The King James Version (KJV) will be used due to its popularity as well as its being in the public domain, as well as the fact that the antiquated language and lack of manuscripts available at the time of its publication has led to some modern day confusion. If there are any verses with no annotation deemed significant then that verse or verses, will be given in the following way.
Genesis 1:1-3: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
That's all there is to it.
The purpose of the second tab is to answer the criticisms of the skeptic on that chapter.
Each chapter of each book of the Bible is dedicated to the skeptic's perspective, criticism or challenge of the Bible in a Frequently Asked Questions or FAQ format. I've spent the last 20 years discussing and debating the scriptures with the skeptical and I will be using that experience, along with some popular skeptical websites as an inspiration for this portion of Pathway Machine. If there are any skeptics out there who wish to challenge my findings there is provided below these tabs, an area of discussion where you are most welcome to do so.
The purpose of the third tab is summation in a simple paraphrase or story-like form.
Here the chronological order of the Bible as a story in more simple terms is given, often with references to the order of things though not given specifically in that chapter. For example, when Jehovah God created man the angels had already been created for some time prior, though from the text of the first chapter of Genesis that might not be expressed specifically or noticeably. (Job 38:4, 7)
In addition to this exploration of the Bible by chapter from various perspectives, the Pathway Machine Annotated Bible will also provide subjects of specific significance through it's Bible Topics. Biblical subjects such as the Nephilim, Jesus' Genealogy and abortion, for example. There is also a portion of the site devoted to acknowledging the influence of pagan teachings in modern day Christendom.
If you are like me, interested in the Bible and digging through tradition and religiosity to discover the truth therein you will enjoy the Pathway Machine Annotated Bible as much as I have enjoyed presenting it.