Category Archives: Israel

Meditations-Psalm 78:1-67 “Maschil”

Maschil is a Hebrew term indicating the poetic form. It is a didactic poem. If it requires the hearer to attend what is being recited it is with the view of acquiring understanding. Faith comes by hearing the word of … Continue reading

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The Book of Isaiah-Is.54- “Everlasting Kindness”

Prophet Isaiah is now predicting the everlasting kindness of God that is to come over people. This is graded into different categories. In the usage of the prophet the God of the whole earth is shown as husband, as redeemer … Continue reading

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The Book of Isaiah-Is.49:1-3 “Three Way Communication: God, Man and the Spirit”

While we consider the beginning verses it would be helpful to keep in mind these are continuation of  verses from the preceding chapter. We have a three way conversation. In order to explain think of the Greek dramaturgy in which … Continue reading

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The Book of Isaiah: Is.45:1-4- “Surname”

Here we get a prophecy which is unusual. It is a Messianic prophecy alright but significance of the verse and symbols used bring the two narrative bodies namely the history of Israel and of the Gentiles as one.  Prophet Isaiah … Continue reading

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The Book of Isaiah- Is.9:8-22 “The Arm of the Lord”

Thoughts of man and of God are diametrically opposite. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD (Is.55:8).”Man merely looks for his immediate gains and does on the assumption that a bird … Continue reading

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The Book of Isaiah-Is.8:1-4 “Signs and Wonders”

Moreover the Lord said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man’s pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz. And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah. And … Continue reading

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The Book of Isaiah-Is.7:9-25 ‘God with us’

“And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah’s son. If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established(v.9)”. This specific reference to Ephraim and Ahaz is to be interpreted as topical and … Continue reading

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