Daily Archives: July 3, 2011

Rest and Aimlessness

At church this morning, the pastor preached about Matthew 11:28-30, in which Jesus exhorts those with heavy burdens to come to him for rest and to take his easy yoke upon them, and they will find rest for their souls.  … Continue reading

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Cross: Baalism, Priestly Rivalry, Tenting

I’m still reading Frank Moore Cross’ Canaanite Myth and Hebrew Epic.  I have three items for today: 1.  In “Yahweh and Baal”, Cross talks about Elijah’s stand against Baal worship in the ninth century B.C.E.  Israelite Yahwism had long absorbed … Continue reading

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