Ancient History, History, King of Hopelessness: A Study of Ruth

King of Hopelessness pt 17, Conclusion

I won't belabor the points made in the rest of the series, but I felt it was necessary to provide some concluding thoughts on the book of Ruth. First of all, the book is primarily a book explaining the rise of the House of David. It develops the preeminence of the clan in Judah which… Continue reading King of Hopelessness pt 17, Conclusion

Ancient History, History, King of Hopelessness: A Study of Ruth

King of Hopelessness pt 15 (4:11-12)

וַיֹּאמְרוּ כָּל־הָעָם אֲשֶׁר־בַּשַּׁעַר וְהַזְּקֵנִים עֵדִים יִתֵּן יְהוָה אֶת־הָאִשָּׁה הַבָּאָה אֶל־בֵּיתֶךָ כְּ‍רָחֵל וּכְ‍לֵאָה אֲשֶׁר בָּנוּ שְׁתֵּיהֶם אֶת־בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל וַעֲשֵׂה־חַיִל בְּאֶפְרָתָה וּקְרָא־שֵׁם בְּבֵית לָחֶם׃ וִיהִי בֵיתְךָ כְּ‍בֵית פֶּרֶץ אֲשֶׁר־יָלְדָה תָמָר לִיהוּדָה מִן־הַזֶּרַע אֲשֶׁר יִתֵּן יְהוָה לְךָ מִן־הַנַּעֲרָה הַזֹּאת׃ Then all the people who were at the gate and the elders said, “We are witnesses. May the LORD… Continue reading King of Hopelessness pt 15 (4:11-12)

Ancient History, History, King of Hopelessness: A Study of Ruth

King of Hopelessness, pt 14 (4:8-10)

Now this was the custom in former times in Israel concerning redeeming and exchanging: to confirm a transaction, the one drew off his sandal and gave it to the other, and this was the manner of attesting in Israel. So when the redeemer said to Boaz, “Buy it for yourself,” he drew off his sandal.… Continue reading King of Hopelessness, pt 14 (4:8-10)

Ancient History, Church, General, History

Genre: The Law

Of the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy), a large proportion is legal code. Leviticus in particular focuses on a lot of "do this" and "don't do that". When reading these codes, you must remember that they were the "Law of the Land" and not simply moral codes… Continue reading Genre: The Law