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King Melchizedek, Priest of God Most High

A fugitive brought the news to Abram the Hebrew, who was dwelling at the terebinths of Mamre the Amorite, kinsman of Eshkol and Aner, these being Abram’s allies. 308 more words


Hoshea Ten: Students

“Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap according to loving-kindness, plow yourselves a plowing, and it is time to seek the Lord, until He comes and instructs you in righteousness (Hosea 10:12).” I’m thinking about this verse through my lens as a Jewish educator. 131 more words


Hoshea Nine: Secret Book of Kings

This chapter continues the trend of Hosea, and God, railing against Israel and Ephraim, the components of the tribe that eventually get cut off from Judah and lost to history. 119 more words


Hoshea Eight: Assimilation

“Israel has been swallowed; now they are among the nations as a useless utensil (Hosea 8:8).” What I find interesting about this verse is the fact that it actually never came true for the Jewish people. 98 more words


Hoshea Seven: Being Close to God

“Woe is to them for they have wandered away from Me; plunder to them for they have rebelled against Me. I would redeem them, but they spoke lies about Me (Hosea 7:13).” What does it mean to stray from God? 110 more words


Hoshea Six: Self-Actualization

“For I desire loving-kindness, and not sacrifices, and knowledge of God more than burnt offerings (Hosea 6:6).” I love this verse. It says to me that God wants devotion and learning, not gestures of grandeur. 77 more words