Ancient History, Chaos & Kings

Imperfect Devotion

This week, I shared with the congregation my thoughts on God calling David "a man after my own heart." (1 Samuel 13:14) I believe that in David's case, the thing that made him "after God's heart" was that he not only repented of his sins but actively grieved for the repercussions his sin had on… Continue reading Imperfect Devotion

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Some Thoughts on GOLIAH OF GATH

And there came out from the camp of the Philistines a champion named Goliath of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail, and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze. 6… Continue reading Some Thoughts on GOLIAH OF GATH

Ancient History, Chaos & Kings

Comparing Saul and David

The contrasts between Saul and David appear throughout 1 Samuel. Here are just a few of them to consider along the way. Saul David Tribe Benjamin Judah Patronym Son of Kish Son of Jesse Description ...a handsome young man. There was not a man among the people of Israel more handsome than he. From his… Continue reading Comparing Saul and David

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Chaos & Kings – Yahweh and Shaddai

In the Hebrew Scriptures, YHWH is undoubtedly the God of Judah. David adamantly demanded that the elders of all the sebetiy (tribes) follow him. The worship of YHWH was one of the strongest unifying forces of his rule, but also one of the most short lived. Although Judah remained, more or less, worshipers of YHWH,… Continue reading Chaos & Kings – Yahweh and Shaddai

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Resources for Chaos and Kings 2

Here is a link to a page that has a lot of information about the Sea People. Some of the conclusions are iffy, but it is a fairly exhaustive list of textual and archaeological evidence. http://www.salimbeti.com/micenei/sea.htm

Ancient History, Chaos & Kings, History

Resources for Chaos & Kings

As mentioned during the message today, there is a lot of information we were not able to cover during the service. Why David Is So Important to Me Most people think of Moses or Abraham as the most important person in the Hebrew Scriptures, but I think it is actually David. He is the keystone… Continue reading Resources for Chaos & Kings