Have you ever seen the movie, “The Book of Eli“? It’s an interesting movie about a post apocalyptic world in which a powerful man seeks books. One book in particular, which he finds is being carried by our titular “hero”, Eli, as played by Denzel Washington. Spoiler: In the end we find that book is the Bible, Eli is blind and the “bible” he has been carrying around is actually full of blank pages. HE is the book, having memorized every verse, which he then recites to someone who records and thus, the bible is preserved.

First time visitor JOBLO responds to my post “More on Women’s Studies“:

All false. Sorry I suggest you read The American Wisdom series and Theseason.org. GOD made women equal partners but with different abilities. GOD never taught that women could not lead teach or work. You have a false analogy as to what the Word is teaching. Use a Strongs Exhaustive concordance.

Ah yes, the great equalizer: Strongs Exhaustive Concordance.

Notice how Eli wasn’t carrying a Strongs with him in the movie? In fact, it never even came up.

I respect the Strongs Concordance, and I think its a great tool for christians, but personally I am tired of christians who seem to think that Strongs and the Bible are somehow both required in order to understand scripture.

The King James bible is reliable. It is an accurate translation of other accurate translations, meaning that it not only lines up with the Greek but with other language translations that ALSO line up with the Greek.

What this means for people like JOBLO is that, though Strongs is a great resource, reading it along with your KJV bible is not going to change this:

Jesus saith unto him, I am the waythe truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

To mean anything other than what it means.

Nor this:

For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.

Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

Nor this:

11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

Nor this:

34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.

35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

If you think otherwise, Paul (and thus God, through Paul) has already addressed your concern (emphasis, mine):

36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?

37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.

38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

I have a feeling that, in Eli’s world a man who found and read the bible without a Strongs Concordance could still be lead by the spirit to fully comprehend its meaning, as it is said in scripture itself. Last time I checked, the bible mentions nothing of making sure you have a concordance or supplemental books/writings to comprehend it.

So, I don’t know, maybe in a Book of Eli 2? Concordance Boogaloo?