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2 Samuel Chapter 2

King Saul of Israel had been killed in a battle against the Philistine army, along with many of the men of Israel. David was living in the land of the Philistines at that time, because he had needed to escape from the hands of Saul. 1,672 more words

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Jesus: Formerly known as 'The Angel of the Lord'

Warning: This is quite a heavy blog post!

After reading the books listed below and much pondering, discussion and prayer, I believe the ‘angel of the Lord’ in the Old Testament is Jesus, before he came as a man. 676 more words


New Economics - a new approach to policy making

As a sceptical economist it is all to easy demonstrate the failings of contemporary economics, what is much harder is to suggest an alternative to the current practice of economics. 1,905 more words


2 Samuel Chapter 1

This is the beginning of a new book in the Old Testament, which is otherwise known as the Second Book of the Kings. According the the Bible Dictionary, this was part of the same book in the Hebrew version of the Old Testament, but has been split in the version which is used in the King James version. 1,529 more words

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1 Samuel Chapter 31

Saul and the Israelites had gathered together to fight against the Philistine army. Saul had fear and went searching for guidance from any source he could. 1,010 more words

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Wisdom's True Identity (Proverbs 8)

Do you like a good riddle? Remember in the Lord of the Rings when Bilbo first meets Gollum. They get into a riddle contest. Each gives the other a clue and they have to work out who or what the other is talking about. 1,790 more words

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1 Samuel Chapter 30

David and his army were sent away from the Philistine army, as they went to fight the Israelites under King Saul. The Philistine princes had been worried that David would turn on them during the fight, and the strength of David was known throughout the land. 1,912 more words

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