Scripture under the microscope

Scripture under the microscope

You've always thought of the Bible as an early science text. You'd like to compare its factual content with what modern experts have to say.

Sunday, 5 May, 2013, 4:10pm

Rewind book: Book of Revelation, by St John the Apostle

The Book of Revelation

31 Dec 2012 - 4:34pm

Between the lines: Keeping the faiths

Between the lines: Keeping the faiths

In the summer, I bought my elder daughter a chic pair of silver gladiator-styled sandals. When I showed them to her, she exclaimed, "Oh I looove them!" As visions of a budding fashionista danced in my head, she said, "I love them because Jesus has sandals just like these!"

31 Dec 2012 - 5:52pm

Bible 'science' claim goes too far for Almitas Academy

The Loch Ness Monster has no place in a school science curriculum, according to the head of a Hong Kong school run by the wife of an executive councillor.

It does, though, at the Eternity Christian Academy in Westlake in the US state of Louisiana - which, like the Almitas Academy in North Point, uses the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum.

23 Sep 2012 - 3:08am 2 comments

'Good Samaritan' law is ill-conceived

I'm writing in response to a proposal to introduce a 'Good Samaritan' law to urge people to be more helpful to others. I totally disagree with this proposal.

First of all, giving a helping hand to someone in need should be a voluntary act. It should come from the heart. It should not be done for some sort of prize.

4 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

A big egg of life

It all starts with an egg. It transforms into a planet, which is then slowly populated by puppets of animals and humans.

It is a poignant tale with few spoken words but a wealth of music and emotion. The production called Genesis is crafted brilliantly by its Italian artistic director Giacomo Ravicchio.

11 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


The Bible's writers did not expect their stories to be read literally

As a Christian labelled evil or amoral by Jack Muir because I have read the Bible ('Taleban guilty of being the perfect Christians', June 10), I feel compelled to respond, as Mr Muir may benefit from correction of some of his more glaring errors.

17 Jun 2007 - 12:00am


What the movers and shakers are reading

I enjoy reading, but I don't enjoy reading books related to finance. I read a lot, both for work and for pleasure, but I still wish I had more time to read for pleasure.

19 May 2007 - 12:00am


A Chinese-language website has launched a campaign to get the public to put pressure on the authorities to reclassify the Bible as an indecent publication. What do you think of this? Write to us.

18 May 2007 - 12:00am

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What's going on around the globe

Even if you don't agree with the spiritual aspects of the Bible it doesn't mean you can't appreciate it. Like most ancient religious texts, it's a rattlingly good piece of literature, full of insight into the human condition.

12 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Bibles were destined for peasant faithful, says accused's friend

The Bibles that Lai Kwong-keung allegedly smuggled into China were an updated version that included footnotes which are highly sought after on the mainland because of the lack of preachers, a friend of Lai said yesterday.

9 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Holy book's title derives from ancient city

What does the word 'Bible' mean? The name 'Bible' comes from the word 'byblos', which means 'papyrus' or 'book'.

In ancient Phoenicia (Greek name for Canaan), one of the main cities was Byblos, and it was a big exporter of papyrus.

7 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Christians try to stay within the law

I REFER to Kevin Sinclair's column headlined, 'Innocent dupes of the bible-punchers' (South China Morning Post, May 8).

26 May 1995 - 12:00am

Chang bid to serve a heavenly ace

ONE of the most bizarre (some might even say cynical) advertisements currently on display in the bowels of the MTR shows tennis star Michael Chang in beatific pose with what appears to be an open Bible in his hand, surrounded by a group of youngsters staring glowingly in the direction of their sporting god.

4 Oct 1993 - 12:00am