“A staggering story of strength... And seduction... of the mightiest mortal who ever lived!” so claimed a poster touting Cecil B. DeMille’s masterpiece theater, “Samson and Delilah.” “A story as timeless and tumultuous as the violent age it spreads before you,” claimed another poster, quoting from Judges 16, “And the lords of the Philistines said … Continue reading HER STORY: Exodus Pioneers, Delilah
Refuge is found in God God is the Mighty Sovereign of the universe, Creator, Sustainer, and the One Who holds all accountable to the Word and words of God.
Philistines were never included in this list of Canaanite people. They came from somewhere else.
The Philistines had five great city-states, each with their own king: Ashkelon was the only port city. Gaza was Philistia’s southernmost city-state, Ashdod to the north was a bit further inland, and even more inland was Ekron, known for its olive oil export, then Gath was to its south.
I Power Struggles in the Patriarchal System, II Sexual Seduction, or Personal Power? III Spiritual Perception (Or, perhaps, the lack thereof) A 20 minute presentation
The way Amos chose to depict himself was as a simple man minding his own business, tending to his farm and family, when God came barreling in with an urgent message