Category Archives: Judges

What Militates Against a Thirst for Glory?

I’m going through the Book of Judges for my daily quiet time.  In this post, I’ll focus on Judges 4:8-9.  Deborah is a prophetess, and she wants for Barak to wage war against the Canaanite king Jabin, who has been … Continue reading

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God Loving Everyone

At church this morning, my pastor’s sermon was about attitude.  He referred to the Philippians 2 passage about letting the same mind be in us that was also in Christ Jesus, and he described the mind that was in Christ … Continue reading

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Why Does Gideon Misquote?

For my write-up today of Meir Sternberg’s Poetics of Biblical Narrative, I will quote something that Sternberg says on page 420, then I will elaborate on the biblical passage to which Sternberg is referring. “For a more intricate example of … Continue reading

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What Really Needs Emending, According to Sternberg!

For my write-up today of Meir Sternberg’s Poetics of Biblical Narrative, I will start with something that Sternberg says on page 312.  I’ll give more information about the topic of the quote in the course of this post. “Hence the … Continue reading

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Judges 16:23-24: Plural God, Singular Verb

Many Christians like to make a big deal about the word Elohim in Genesis 1. Elohim is the plural for “god,” yet, in Genesis 1, it occurs with singular verbs. For a lot of Christians, this means the Old Testament … Continue reading

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Aggadic Stories Soothing the Soul

Source: H. Graetz, History of the Jews, volume II (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1893) 623. “The reigning distress offered no scope for the profundities of the Halacha, but furthered the study of the cheerful Agada, which, diving deep … Continue reading

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King Moses

Source: George W.E. Nickelsburg, “The Bible Rewritten and Expanded,” Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period, ed. Michael E. Stone (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984) 126-127. “In his dream Moses is conveyed to Sinai’s peak, where he sees a gigantic throne and … Continue reading

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Judith on Faith and Wisdom

For a rough summary of the Book of Judith’s plot, see Faith and FAITH. I got a few thoughts about faith and wisdom in my Judith quiet time, which I finished last night: 1. The Ammonite Achior tells the Assyrian … Continue reading

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No King in Israel

I finished my weekly quiet time on the Book of Judges yesterday, and I’ll be going on to Ruth this coming Saturday. One line that intrigues me is the final verse of Judges: “In those days there was no king … Continue reading

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Lost: Season 2

I finished the second season of Lost last night, and it got me thinking about pride, relationships, faith, and true virtue. 1. Let’s first talk about pride. Charlie Pace loves Claire, who has a baby boy named Aaron. Well, Charlie … Continue reading

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