So Dave and I were looking at a map of archaeological sites in the Negev, southern Israel, ancient Judah’s territory, and we saw that Tel Beit Shemesh was near us. “Wonderful,” we said. “Let’s go see Beit Shemesh!
As one enters the Museum of Philistine culture, we are met with a reconstruction of what a Philistine warrior might have looked like.
Philistines were never included in this list of Canaanite people. They came from somewhere else.
God had burdened Zechariah to talk about three subjects in this prophetic oracle: The Arrival of Messiah, the Reign of Messiah, and the Rejected Messiah.
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