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CAUGHT BETWEEN SCIENCE AND FAITH by Giuseppe Guarino

There are laws in the universe that set it in motion and preserve it. If they ceased to exist tomorrow, the whole universe would collapse. Einstein’s general theory of relativity, the uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics, the big bang, the big crush, the force of gravity, black holes, etc. Has science all the answers for our questions concerning the birth of the universe and the origin of life?

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7Q5 THE NEW TESTAMENT AMONG THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS – In Defence of an Early Dating of the New Testament – by Giuseppe Guarino

Sometimes evidence of the past may be huge, majestic, like the Egyptian pyramids. Other times it is all hidden in small fragments. Then it all depends on man’s deductive ability to reveal the truths hidden in the surviving evidence. The latter is the case with the manuscript fragment called 7Q5 – which stands for relic 5 of cave 7 in the Qumran site.Many have tried to understand what 7Q5 actually bears witness to. I am sure many have spent sleepless nights trying to understand if it is possible to prove what was the content of the original complete manuscript – I am one of them.I felt the need to find answers to the puzzling questions that 7Q5 arises and share them with others.

Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CP93CLD

 

NEW TESTAMENT GREEK for beginners by Giuseppe Guarino

This book is my manual on Biblical Greek for the English speaking Christians. The method of study I propose here is very simple and practical, so that the student may be equipped with information and terminology that will let him benefit as quickly as possible of the original text of the New Testament. The attention will be focused on the first epistle of John. Its first chapter will be our reference throughout the book. The reason why I chose John’s writings to introduce Biblical Greek to the student is that they have two wonderful characteristics that make them the perfect place to start. 1. John used about one thousand words only to write his first epistle!2. His language is deep and full of theological treasures. Since this same wonderful characteristics extend to his Gospel too, once we finish first John we will move there to complete our course. I plan to do this in three volumes. The critical edition of the original text that I will be using is the Majority Greek Text edited by Robinson – Pierpont (1995).

book: www.amazon.com/dp/1987720318

ebook: www.amazon.com/dp/B07KX9SFG2

THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT Hebrew or Greek?  by Giuseppe Guarino 

A quest into the text of the New Testament to see if evidence can support the idea of a Semitic original. The book originates from the author’s personal need to seriously consider this possibility. It contains his personal investigation. He concludes that so far there is no evidence of any other original but the Greek. He keeps his reasoning and evidence collection as simple and clear as possible, since he feels it is necessary even to the average Bible reader to be reassured on the reliability of the text he cherishes and trusts as Scriptures.

book: www.amazon.com/dp/1720086389

ebook: www.amazon.com/dp/B07L7N14HB

JEWISH BACKGROUND OF THE NEW TESTAMENT by Giuseppe Guarino

Discoveries like the Dead Sea Scrolls made it clear that in order to better understand the New Testament, it is necessary to seriously consider the language and culture of those through whom it was written. The New Testament did not betray but embraced and gave the world the riches of the Jewish religion. Its authors interpreted from their original language thoughts, sayings, accounts or even written documents. So deep was their Jewish background that when they could not find an equivalent for some Hebrew words or expressions, they thought well to keep them in their Greek autographs. This use has influenced the language of the church down to our days. In fact, we end all our prayers with a Hebrew word: “Amen.” We shout to God: “Hallelujah.” We call Jesus the “Messiah”. The Jewish background of the New Testament is a fascinating and important topic to investigate.

book: www.amazon.com/dp/1987467256

THE MAJORITY TEXT and the Preservation of the Greek New Testament by Giuseppe Guarino

An Apology of the text found in the vast majority of the manuscripts of the original Greek New Testament, which was basically that on which the King James Version and the other Textus Receptus translations were based upon.

book: www.amazon.com/dp/1096519615

ebook: www.amazon.com/dp/B07RBBPN3Q

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THE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES’  BIBLE An evaluation of the Text of the New World Translation by Giuseppe Guarino

The New World Translation (NWT) is the official translation of the Bible released by the Watch Tower, the Jehovah Witnesses’ Directive Body. It’s first English edition was presented to the public in 1950. The latest updated edition is the 2013’s, now available online. It is a very peculiar version of the Bible. In this book I will direct the readers’ attention to the evident mistakes that make of the NWT a unique literary phenomenon among the various attempts of translating the Bible. These mistakes are so many and so misleading on certain specific doctrines that I cannot help but wonder if we are looking instead of a translation at a deliberate attempt to manipulate the text of the Scripture. This the readers will judge by themselves.

book: www.amazon.com/dp/1070132063

THE BOOK OF DANIEL, THE PROPHET Biblical Text with Notes and Commentary by Giuseppe Guarino

The book of Daniel is one of the most important evidence of the inspiration of the Bible. It has also been the field of one of the longest biblical controversy concerning authenticity and historical accuracy. This book defends the reliability of Daniel both as a historical account and as an inspired prophetical book.

Cover by Salvatore Dalì

book: www.amazon.com/dp/1522735917

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book: www.amazon.com/dp/1530096

126 pages

5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches

THE MAJORITY TEXT OF THE GREEK NEW TESTAMENT by Giuseppe Guarino

The history of the transmission of the text of the New Testament is a fascinating subject. But it is more than a simple subject or an interesting matter. Understanding how we got our Bible and how reliable is its text becomes a vital topic when we believe it is the Word of God. The Bible is inspired and God has preserved its text down through the centuries. Faith believes it and evidence proves it. This book proves the case for the superiority of the so called Majority Text of the original Greek New Testament, called also Traditional or Byzantine. It is the author’s conviction that the Majority of the manuscripts of the original apostolic texts must be viewed as the result of the faithful copying tradition started with the autographs down to our days.

book: www.amazon.com/dp/1708744711

156 pages

5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches

JEWISH BACKGROUND OF THE NEW TESTAMENT by Giuseppe Guarino

Discoveries like the Dead Sea Scrolls made it clear that in order to better understand the New Testament, it is necessary to seriously consider the language and culture of those through whom it was written. The New Testament did not betray, but embraced and gave the world the riches of the Jewish religion. Its authors interpreted from their original language thoughts, sayings, accounts or even written documents. So deep was their Jewish background that when they could not find an equivalent for some Hebrew words or expressions, they thought well to keep them in their Greek autographs. This use has influenced the language of churches down to our days: Christians everywhere end their prayers with a Hebrew word: “Amen.” They shout to God: “Hallelujah.” They call Jesus the “Messiah.” The Jewish background of the New Testament is a fascinating and important topic to investigate.

book: www.amazon.com/dp/170867165X

129 pages

5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches

NEW TESTAMENT GREEK FOR BEGINNERS by Giuseppe Guarino

A manual on Biblical Greek written for English speaking Christians. The method of study proposed is very simple and practical, so that the students may be equipped with information and terminology that will let them benefit as quickly as possible of the original text of the New Testament. The attention will be focused on the first epistle of John. Its first chapter will be our reference throughout the book. The reason why John’s writings are the best to introduce Biblical Greek to the student is that they have two wonderful characteristics: 1. John used about one thousand words only to write his first epistle!2. Notwithstanding the simple language used, fist John is full of theological treasures.

book: www.amazon.com/dp/1708662294

120 pages

5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches

THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT by Giuseppe Guarino

We got the New Testament in an “original” Greek. The Author was recently confronted with some claims that Greek was not its actual language of composition. Then he asked himself: were the autographs of the New Testament actually written in Greek or Hebrew, Aramaic, or whatever language or dialect was spoken by the Jews in Israel during the first century? He investigated the matter and found enough reasonable evidence to come up with convincing ideas. They are collected here, hoping they will be a satisfactory answer to those interested in this challenging question.

book: www.amazon.com/dp/1708735585

113 pages

5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches

7Q5 THE NEW TESTAMENT AND THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS by Giuseppe Guarino 

Sometimes evidence of the past may be huge, majestic, like the Egyptian pyramids. Other times it is all hidden in small fragments. Then it all depends on man’s deductive ability to reveal the truths hidden in the surviving evidence. The latter is the case with the manuscript fragment called 7Q5 – which stands for relic 5 of cave 7 in the Qumran site. Many have tried to understand what 7Q5 actually bears witness to. I am sure many have spent sleepless nights trying to understand if it is possible to prove what was the content of the original complete manuscript – I am one of them. I felt the need to find answers to the puzzling questions that 7Q5 arises and share them with others.

book: www.amazon.com/dp/1709425997

132 pages

5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches

THE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES’ BIBLE by Giuseppe Guarino

The New World Translation (NWT) is the official translation of the Bible released by the Watch Tower, the Jehovah Witnesses’ Directive Body. It’s first English edition was presented to the public in 1950. The latest updated edition is the 2013’s, now available online. It is a very peculiar version of the Bible. In this book I will direct the readers’ attention to the evident mistakes that make of the NWT a unique literary phenomenon among the various attempts of translating the Bible. These mistakes are so many and so misleading on certain specific doctrines that I cannot help but wonder if we are looking instead of a translation at a deliberate attempt to manipulate the text of the Scripture. This the readers will judge by themselves.

book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/170927106X

188 pages

5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches

DANIEL THE PROPHET, A Commentary, by Giuseppe Guarino

The book of Daniel is a very important book. His prophecies speak of the first and the second coming of the Messiah. The kingdom of heaven proclaimed in the first pages of our Gospels is a direct quotation of a concept found in Daniel. Jesus himself refers to this wonderful book and its author in his prophetic sermon. If we are interested in end-times prophecies, Daniel is the book we need to start with. This commentary is also historical. The attacks against the authenticity and historical accuracy of Daniel by the liberals must be considered outdated and untenable and evidence will be provided in this book to prove such a bold statement.

book: www.amazon.com/dp/1709383003

139 pages

5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches

THE MAJORITY TEXT OF THE GREEK NEW TESTAMENT by Giuseppe Guarino

The history of the transmission of the text of the New Testament is a fascinating subject. But it is more than a simple subject or an interesting matter. Understanding how we got our Bible and how reliable is its text becomes a vital topic when we believe it is the Word of God. The Bible is inspired and God has preserved its text down through the centuries. Faith believes it and evidence proves it. This book proves the case for the superiority of the so called Majority Text of the original Greek New Testament, which some call also Traditional or Byzantine. It is the author’s conviction that the Majority of the manuscripts of the original apostolic texts must be viewed as the result of the faithful copying tradition started with the autographs down to the middle-ages.

book:  www.amazon.com/dp/99957151

133 pages

5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches

BIBLE STUDIES, A Selection, by Giuseppe Guarino

There are too many reasons to study the Bible to be listed in just one article. But the main reason why we need to read and study the Word is, to say it with Jerome, the Church Father of the fifth century, that the ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ. The Word of God will comfort us, sustain us, give us peace, understanding, awareness, instructions. It is indeed a secure manual to effectively live all the blessings that God has in store for us. Without constant reading and studying of the Holy Bible a Christian can never hope to really know who he is in Christ and fruitfully live his faith.

book: www.amazon.com/dp/1709323744

ONE WEEK IN MALTA, Memories and Thoughts, by Giuseppe Guarino

From 17th to 23rd October, 2018, I was in Malta alone, without my computer. All I could do was go out, buy a notebook, a pen and began to write.This is the result: a diary of those days, a tribute to this wonderful island, a collection of memories, pictures and thoughts.

book: www.amazon.com/dp/1092320857

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