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Job: [ /jōb/ ] noun --- In Hebrew the name means ‘persecuted.’ The Book of Job does not list the author. Several suggestions have been put forth for authors: Job himself, who could have best … more
Esther: [ /eh·str/ ] noun --- A Persian name meaning “the star.” Her Hebrew name is Hadassah which means “myrtle,” like an evergreen; myrtle symbolizes peace, joy, … more
Ezra: [ /ez-ruh/ ] noun --- from the Hebrew meaning “help” or “helper”. Nehemiah: [ /nee-uh-mahy-uh/ ] noun --- masculine name of Hebrew origin meaning "God … more
I am taking this month’s article to step away from our journey through God’s word to speak about gratefulness. Yes, this coincides with the month of Thanksgiving, the day coming on … more
Chronicles: [ /kränək(ə)ls/ ] noun --- the daily or yearly records of the transactions of a kingdom. The author is unknown. However, tradition holds that much, if not all, of Chronicles was … more
Kings: [ /ˈkiŋz/ ] noun --- the ruler or sovereign over a nation. The author is anonymous for both texts. Some commentators have suggested Ezra, Ezekiel, and Jeremiah as possible authors. … more
Samuel: [ /sam-yoo-uhl/ ] noun --- can be interpreted either as “name of God” or “God has heard.” The author is anonymous for both texts. We know that Samuel wrote a book … more
Ruth: [ /ro͞oTH/] noun --- derived from the Hebrew word re’ut, meaning “friend”. The Book of Ruth does not list the author. While tradition holds that it was Samuel, the … more
Judges: [ /jəj/ ] noun --- The Hebrew term shofet, which is translated into English as “judge,” is closer in meaning to “ruler,” a kind of military leader or deliverer … more
I like having options and variety. I like finding different ways to drive somewhere. Sometimes I need to go to Wabasha- there are 3 different major routes to get there- one is scenic and full of s … more
Joshua: [ josh- oo - uh ] noun --- from a Hebrew word meaning “God is salvation.” . The primary author of this book is Joshua. Some scholars believe the high priests Eleazar or … more
I was reminded that as I write these articles, overviews really, that we can come to God’s word simply to know things. I don’t want to lose my aim in walking through these texts with you … more
We continue our journey through God’s story – the Bible – by engaging the Book of Numbers. Numbers: num·bers/ noun --- Completion of census while the people of Israel are … more
Before we walk through our next book in the Bible, I want to say thank you. Thank you for reading these articles as we journey through God’s word. Thank you for sharing your thoughts as I have … more
The Faithfulness of God “Back in the eighteenth century, a young boy was born into a Christian home. For the first six years of his life, he heard the truths of the gospel, and he was loved. … more
Happy New Year! As we continue our journey through the Bible, we come to the second book, Exodus. Interesting as we depart from one year and enter another – so see this in the Book of … more
Let’s start with our journey into God’s word! I pray this encourages, helps, and guides you as you dive into the Bible. Each month I will present another book of the Bible in listed order … more
A Scripture Reading “Do as you promised, so that your name will be great forever.” — 2 Samuel 7:25-26 In the book A Grace Revealed Jerry Sittser tells about the ­tragic … more
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