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Tehillim Two: Emotions

“Arm yourselves with purity lest He become angry and you perish in the way, for in a moment His wrath will be kindled; the praises of all who take refuge in Him (Psalms 2:12).” The version of God described in this verse is a volatile one, able to be triggered to anger at any point if a person makes the wrong move. 58 more words


Malachi Three: End of an Era

This chapter marks the end of several things: the end of Malachi, the end of Nevi’im, and the end of the second of three major sections of Tanakh. 222 more words


Malachi Two: Priests

This chapter is dedicated to the priests. “For a priest’s lips shall guard knowledge, and teaching should be sought from his mouth, for he is a messenger of the Lord of Hosts (Malachi 2:7).” Today, I don’t think there’s anyone who is truly the guardian of knowledge. 106 more words


Are The Laws That Deal With Death Eternal?

In our taxonomic analysis of the laws Moses received, we identified that there are positive commands that instruct Israel how to deal with situations involving death (see Exhibit for list of laws). 668 more words


Malachi One: Commitment

The final book in Nevi’im opens interestingly. “The burden of the word of the Lord to Israel in the hand of Malachi (Malachi 1:1).” Being the prophet of God isn’t described as an honor, or a privilege, but rather as a burden. 210 more words


Zechariah Fourteen: Messiah

The final chapter of Zechariah contains a great deal of end-of-days and messianic imagery. “And on that day His feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem from the east. 158 more words


The Word "Jew" is From G-d, Not Judah

“In the fortress Shushan lived a Jew by the name of Mordecai, son of Jair son of Shimei son of Kish, a Benjaminite. had been exiled from Jerusalem in the group that was carried into exile along with King Jeconiah of Judah, which had been driven into exile by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon.— He was foster father to Hadassah—that is, Esther—his uncle’s daughter, for she had neither father nor mother. 630 more words