Tag Archives: Hebrew language

Jeremiah 17:9

Several people have asked me how to reconcile our talk here about being heart-led with this verse in Jeremiah. Most English translations go something like this: The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? … Continue reading

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Getting Lost on the Road

How did a Gentile become a part of Israel? It was all a matter of the Covenant. Anyone who was willing to embrace the covenant in full could become a part of Israel, and it had nothing to do with … Continue reading

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Proverbs 20 (Part 2)

(Recall that the context here is contrasting human justice against God’s divine moral character.) 16. Take the garment of him who is surety for a stranger; and take a pledge from him for strangers. Making loans on these terms are … Continue reading

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Heart: Awake and Clear

We have two concerns when we study how the Hebrew and other ANE cultures took seriously the heart as a superior intelligence. First, we have a massive barrier in the form of Western Civilization. It’s not enough that the West … Continue reading

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Proverbs 10

We begin with an early collection of proverbs Solomon heard or spoke himself. Scripture text is in italics. 1. A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son is the sorrow of his mother. Whatever sorrows life might … Continue reading

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Strokes of Glory

Reason is treason. More precisely, identifying an objective or justification for something means you have already surrendered to the Enemy of Souls. It means you’ve gone over to the Dark Side and deserted your God and all He gave you. … Continue reading

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BLDJ: Chapter 2

(Serializing here the draft of my book, Biblical Law: Divine Justice.) 2. Justice as Proposal You can blow it off as a figure of speech, but the Bible takes this business of the sensory heart very seriously. It is impossible … Continue reading

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