“Everett’s Ultimate Commentary of the Bible, Volume II” available now!

My latest book has been published, just in time for Christmas shopping! Get yours today!

Volume II covers the first eleven chapters of Genesis (really it covers 2-11, but Volume I is included in this book so you get 1-11) in intricate detail. Pretty much any question you could have about these chapters is answered. For example, why did God use Adam’s rib? Because ribs are really good at growing back (Yes, really!) if they’re removed by a skilled surgeon (sources cited in book). For another example, how do we know that Abraham lived in northern and not southern Mesopotamia? Because many ancient cities in that area were named after his relatives (these sources also cited in book). Why did Noah build his ark to the proportions he did? Because a ship with those proportions is nearly impossible to capsize (Guess what? These sources are also in the book). In this commentary, myths and mistakes are dispelled by the truckload (most people believe Abraham lived in southern Mesopotamia); as well as misinterpretations. Does Genesis 2:4 say that the Earth was created in one day? Was this a contradiction? No, because “in-the-day-of-making” is a Hebrew figure of speech that just means “when” (The source for this is cited in the book too–what a deal!). Every answer I give in the commentary has been well-researched and is well-supported by the facts.

This commentary has been and continues to be a labor of love for me. I want to factually explain everything possible about the Bible so that Christians have a full understanding of scripture (and non-Christians; you can read the book too!). I have used almost 200 sources in just this book, and I predict that the next volume will have hundreds more because I want there to be no doubt about the Bible’s veracity. And I fully explore the meaning of each verse because I want people to have answers to questions that they perhaps never thought to ask before. What makes Genesis different from every other creation story? What is the importance of Tubal-Cain being a blacksmith, and what does it tell us about his people? Why did Noah get drunk off wine if he was a righteous man? Why did it take so long for the people to get to Shinar after the flood? Where is Shinar, anyway? All these questions and more are answered in this commentary! I hope you’re excited, because this book is 444 pages of learning, and learning is fun! I’ve even learned more from researching and writing this than I ever imagined.

So here’s what you need to know. I recommend that you buy a physical copy because if you do you’ll get a Kindle copy for free. Also, have a QR scanner app on your phone. There are codes inside that you can scan. Finally, you need to know just what a commentary is. “Commentary” just means that I am providing comments on the Bible verse-by-verse. Different commentary writers have different styles. Mine is meant to be a fully-comprehensive commentary. Thus, not every verse will follow the same formula–sometimes I will mention a scientific principle that will show why a verse is true (such as Adam’s rib mentioned earlier), sometimes I will show why a verse disproves a certain heresy (such as Genesis 1:1 disproving Gnosticism), and sometimes I will provide whatever facts or figures are relevant to the topic at hand. There is a ton of information packed into the Bible, and in response my commentary is packed with information explaining or defending it. Now, to be honest, there may be a couple of sections that you’ll find boring to read, but I think that the interesting parts are so interesting that they’ll more than make up for it. If any of the questions above strike your interest, I highly recommend that you read this book.

It’s available from Amazon for $11, and you’ll receive a Kindle copy (a $10 value) for free! What are you waiting for? Buy yours today!


Japanese Folklore and Mythology in Video Games

Japanese media are often dismissed by westerners as simply being crazy, but this is often the case because of cultural references or allusions that non-Japanese persons simply cannot understand right off the bat. Even an outlandishly off-the-wall video game will appear more sensible once the player examines the origin of certain elements in the game–and that is exactly what I’m about to do. I’ll show you several instances of mythology and folklore in Japanese video games. These instances shall be put in three categories: First, a concept or figure from folklore or mythology that is mentioned by name but does not actually appear; Second, a figure or concept that appears but is not specifically identified as that figure or concept, and may be based off that figure rather than being the figure itself; and Third, an appearance of the figure or location itself, dramatized for use in that video game.

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Hang-On [1985] |Arcade| HONORABLE MENTION

Following in the footsteps of Pole Position, Sega’s racing game Hang-On gave the player a high-speed over-the-shoulder (or more accurately, behind-the-car) racing game with sharp turns and endless AI opponents. Hang-On added something new to the mix, though. The player sat on a motorcycle-shaped seat that they had to tilt to the left or right in order to steer in-game.

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The Essential Japan Travel Prep Guide

There is a lot of information that goes into planning a trip, and the further away that destination is (not just in terms of distance, but in terms of culture, foreign language, etc.) the more daunting the task can be. While preparing for a trip to Japan, I have been discovering that there are many pieces of helpful information that I never even thought to ask about. But now that I’ve learned a wealth of knowledge about preparing for a trip, I want to compile it here for any fellow first-time travelers (and for my own reference). I’m going to sort it chronologically so that you won’t be overwhelmed with all the things that need to be done. On the contrary, if you take it one step at a time, then it will be very easily manageable. And of course, the earlier you start the better. So without further ado, here we go.

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Racism and the “New” Identity Politics

“Only white people can be racist.” This is the conclusion drawn by many activists of the modern day, who exert their various energies toward the goal of attaining justice for society. The reasoning goes that racism is prejudice plus institutionalized power, so only white persons can be racist. Let’s look at whether this is true and what it really means.

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