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Category Archives: Jeremiah
I’ve been reading the Book of Jeremiah for my daily quiet time. Allow me to present some puzzling verses, both from Jeremiah 48. Jeremiah 48:13: “And Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of … Continue reading
Jeremiah 30:21 states—-and here I will quote the New Revised Standard Version because that is what I read in my daily quiet time—-“Their prince shall be one of their own, their ruler shall come from their midst; I will bring … Continue reading
I’m reading the Book of Jeremiah for my daily quiet time. Something from Jeremiah 31 jumped out at me. Vv 29-30 say: “In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children’s … Continue reading
At church this morning, the pastor preached about Jeremiah 33:14-16, which states (in the King James Version): “(14) Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of … Continue reading
For my weekly quiet time this week, I will blog about Psalm 85. I think that Psalm 85 was composed after Israelites had returned to the land of Israel from exile. Their captivity was turned, which may mean that it … Continue reading
For my write-up today on Brian Peckham’s History and Prophecy, I’ll start with a statement that he makes on page 395: “Despite the optimism of Jeremiah and his mentors, it soon became evident that the reform would have no long-range … Continue reading
Source: Ben Zion Wacholder, Messianism and Mishnah: Time and Place in the Early Halakhah (Hebrew Union College, 1978). Wacholder’s thesis seems to be that many of the Mishnah’s laws were intended for the Messianic period, when the temple will be … Continue reading
I’ve talked on this blog before about Doc Love, a dating guru whose advice has helped many. He has a dating technique called “The System,” which is based on three C’s: confidence, (self-) control, and challenge. For Doc, women generally … Continue reading
I heard a sermon a few weeks ago on anger. It was at a Catholic church that I attend. Much of what the priest said was standard: there is right anger (righteous indignation) and wrong anger (which is selfish and … Continue reading