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Man, God, & The Natural World
God and nature are inseparable in Psalms. We're talking peanut butter and jelly, popcorn and movies, Barry White and singing about love inseparable. God was originally considered a storm god, so it...
The Royal House of Israel
King David was the bomb dot com. They probably called him that before the Internet—that's how much people loved him. So it makes sense that there was an enormous literary and artistic effort to g...
God as fire-breathing monster is a cool image—there's no doubt about it. But he's not always a cosmic avenger out to destroy his enemies. Sometimes he's actually kind of cuddly. Sure, this is in...
We know that "Destruction" is a big deal in Psalms. But it's not just God who's causing the mess. It sounds like the enemies of the Israelites are actually destroying themselves—with their not-so...
Life expectancy in ancient Israel wasn't exactly 100. Death was a constant, and often unknown, threat. After all, the ancients didn't have explanations for disease, weather, or other fatal phenomen...
"Everlasting ruins." "Coals of fire and sulphur." "Blood of the wicked." It's no question that Psalms is filled with destruction. And in the ancient world, this wasn't uncommon. When you bring God...
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