When people in the Old and New Testament share the same name their stories often have amazing parallels. I have written a popular essay on the parallels between seven major New Testament figures, and Old Testament figures with the same name. For example, Judas sold Jesus, while Judah suggested that Joseph be sold. This is called typology.
There is also a really amazing set of parallels involving Doubting Thomas and the twins of both the Old and New Testament.
Below are two links, the first to the Bible Names Miracle essay, the second to comments by professors and others.
Professors and others comment on the Bible Names Miracle
If you link directly to the essay, your link will work, if people click on your link they will go to the essay. However, as this version of the Bible names miracle has a no robots tag on it, it is not indexed on Google or other search engines, and therefore your link will not increase its ranking in search engines because it is not listed on search engines. One of the principal reasons for linking is that your links are considered a vote of confidence by Google and other search engines. The page you are currently reading is on Google, so a link to this page will make it easier for people to find the mere Christianity version of the Bible names miracle on Google.
The reason I am doing this is that there is another version of the essay that supports either my denomination if I belong to a denomination, or my non-denominational church if I don't belong to a denomination. If I put both this essay and the original version of this essay on Google and the other search engines then they would think I was spamming. It is important not to put two near identical versions of a web page on the search engines. If you have a legitimate reason for putting up two near identical versions, which I do, then one of them should have a no robots tag on it.
Note I have not told you whether I belong to a denomination, or am opposed to denominations. Nothing, in this page or the other pages linked to this page will reveal my position, and for the most part all of these pages support a wide range of Christian beliefs. So, you can link here secure in the knowledge that anyone innocently clicking around these pages will find much support for Christianity and nothing to oppose their particular form of Christianity.
Of course, anyone who wants to find my denominational, or non-denominational pages could easily do so, but you can not protect people who want to get into trouble on the Internet from getting into trouble, especially if they are even a little bit sophisticated about using the Internet. All you can do is prevent people from stumbling on things you disagree with by not linking to them.
I hope that this is neutral enough. If there is any reason why you are not linking to these web pages and you want to tell me about it, I would be thrilled to hear from you. Make a comment in my
guest book. I am likely to get back to you if you leave an email address.
News flash! I now offer a version on another site, that does not even hint at the existence of the original Bible Names Miracle (this link is to the other neutral site). Link to that version of the essay and the only way someone searching for it will find this site is if we both come up high on the same search. And the more you link to the other site, the more likely it will be higher in the rankings than this site, so your link will keep people away from this site, and funnel them to exactly what you want them to read.
Last updated August 20, 2012
Last updated August 20, 2012