Saul was a Jew, originally from the Turkish town of Tarsus, and several years younger than Jesus (251). He was raised as a devout Pharisee — a scholarly & rule-bound Jewish denomination. 233 more words
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"Trump has given Netanyahu support as he has walked away from the failed policy paradigm of the Obama years"
People complain a lot these days about the divisions in our society. Some put stickers on their car bumpers in favor of civility and say the world needs more love in the face of terrorist attacks and political infighting. 723 more words
Elohim was the name of God for the Israelite (northern) tribes.
IHVH was the name of the God of the Judeans (southern tribe).
Since both religions were based on the belief in a single, Creator, God, the two traditions were knitted into one when the refugees of the northern kingdom were absorbed into Judea following the destruction of the northern kingdom by the Assyrians around 725 BCE, at the instruction of the Judean King Ezekiah. 141 more words