There are several times the Bible told a story about a person tricking someone. The most popular ones were the family of Jacob. From his grand father Abraham, father Isaac and mother Rebekah, to his uncle Laban. The tradition continued. But there were also not-so-famous acts of “April fool’s Day” […]
Out of the many names recorded in the book of Judges, only one of them was a female judge. Deborah was the fourth judge in the Bible. In the short story of Judges 4-5, she sits at the Palm of Deborah (probably not named after her but the nurse of […]
According to the vast internet, Cushites (later called Ethiopians) were a group of dark-skinned people that are originally indigenous from North Africa. Midianites in the Bible are also dark-skinned tribe in which originated in Northwest Arabian Peninsula. Also according to the Bible, Moses travelled far from Egypt and stranded near […]
Zipporah is known in the Bible as the Wife of Moses. Her famous story (or not so famous if you haven’t heard it already because she was only written in the book of Exodus and not mentioned after) was when she cut her own son’s genitals and threw the skin […]
Bathsheba was the wife of David. They had a son named Solomon who became the wisest and greatest king the world has ever known, no one surpassed him neither before nor after his reign. She was called the Queen mother. This woman was also written as one of the women […]
Purim (from the word “pur” that means lot in the book of Esther) is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people from Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, who was planning to annihilate all the Jews.
Read about the days of Purim in the scripture from the Book of Esther.
The life of Hosea and Gomer had been a diverse or rather weird love-story in the Bible because of how God “commanded” Hosea to marry a promiscuous woman (harlot, whore, prostitute) just to prove His point about how He accepts the Israelites despite their prostitutions to other gods.
Yet, the scriptures tell us about the hatred God had with Gomer’s offspring because they were made from the one thing He hate the most: cheating.
In the book of Esther, God was not mentioned. Not even once. But there are snippets of scenes that mirrored one of the hurtfuk experience of Jesus Christ with the character of Esther.
The Israelites were the descendant of Abraham to whom God promised to be the father of a great nation. But the question is, how did the Israelites ended up in the land of Egypt? What the Exodus has to do with Laban out of all people?
Let us find out more about the traces and footprints of this historical figures back in roots of the Exodus.
Where is Jesus in the Old Testament? This is a question some of us must have thought. Some might not have noticed and most must have been aware of the images in the Old Testament that relates to the life of Jesus Christ written in the New Testament.
Before the Fall of Jericho in Chapter 6 of the book of Joshua, something happened on the way to Jericho. Joshua saw a man with a drawn sword and after he knew who he was, he fell facedown the ground. It is written in the previous Chapter, Joshua 5 of the Bible.
In Exodus, the second book of the Bible, God let His glory shine upon the Israelites and His powers make known in the land of Egypt. One of the most prominent events was the execution of the Ten Plagues that were meant to bring the Israelites out from under the yolk of the Egyptians.
But what does God want to do with the gods of Egypt?
The ONLY stories we hear about the Exodus (or as we call it the Israelite’s great escape from Egypt) is that Moses spoke to Pharaoh to let his people go and that he held his staff in the Ten Plagues of Egypt.
That was not what the Bible says. Moses did not lift his staff to make the announcement, at least not in the beginning. It was Aaron the Levite, brother of Moses.
According to the Bible, the Moabites didn’t help the Israelites when they came out of Egypt. They opposed the Israelite invasion of Canaan. As a consequence, the law excluded any descendant of a Moabite to join Israel, down to the tenth generation. If they couldn’t even join the community, how could one of them serve as a king?
In the story of Ruth, Samuel mentioned a specific truth about Ruth. She was a Moabite woman who lived in the foreign soil, city of Moab, where Naomi’s family lived when Bethlehem Judah was in a great famine. She was the wife of Naomi and Elimelek’s son, Mahlon.
So where does the sons of Moab came from?
Samson. Long hair. Supernatural strength. Lion and honey. Donkey’s jawbone. Gates. Delilah. Haircut. Temple Crash. Man
If we talk about this great man of the Bible, most of these keywords come to mind. By this, we can easily determine that Samson’s strength came from his hair. Well, his hair was the last source of his ability to kill enemies. Let’s find out why.