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Moab and Ammon

They were brothers and brother kingdoms, born in disgrace. They would endure in hostile environments for many years. They would go as it had been prophesied; yet one brother persevered in his own way, andContinue reading


The southwest coastal portion of the land of Canaan was supposed to become part of Danite and Judahite territory. It would instead become the land of a fearsome people from across the sea: Philistia. InContinue reading

The Promise of Science and Technology

For most of human history, the experience and quality of life generally remained static over generations. Rulers and empires would come and go; humans might come upon an innovation or two; nevertheless, people would generallyContinue reading

Psalm 2

Psalm 2:1-12, ASV translation, as prose: Why do the nations rage, and the peoples meditate a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against YHWH, and againstContinue reading

The Psalms

While much can be gained by considering how God has interacted with people in the past, God knew that Israel needed messages which could give voice to their condition: their needs, desires, afflictions, hopes, andContinue reading

Naomi and Ruth

The days of the Judges were not pleasant ones for Israel, full of idolatry, murder, violence, sexual immorality, in which everyone did what was right in their own eyes (Judges 1:1-21:25). At some point duringContinue reading