Even the women and children rejoiced

In Ezekiel 8, the Spirit lifts Ezekiel up between earth and heaven and brings him in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the north gate of the inner court, where the seat of the idol of jealousy is located. There, Ezekiel witnesses women sitting and weeping for Tammuz, an ancient Mesopotamian god believed to be …

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The Business of Seeing, The Work of Asking

For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. Hebrews 5:13-14 When God raised us from death in sin to life in Christ, He gave us new eyes (Matt. 13:16-17). But …

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Women, Men, and the Principle of Proportion

When it comes to the Bible, bigger and more prominent is not always better. For example, it's a mistake to think that because women don't appear as often as men in the Old Testament, they are less important in God's story of redemption. I heard a Biblical Studies scholar say disdainfully some years ago that …

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