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1 Samuel Chapter 4

Samuel was established as the prophet in Israel. Eli, the high priest serving in Shiloh where the tabernacle had been raised, had been promised some serious results for allowing unholy things to occur in the temple. 1,568 more words

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Scapegoating the dominant economic policy of our times

There is a difference between the economics practised by politicians and the economics taught in the universities. One commentator has called the former macromedia (Professor Wren-Lewis) meaning that politicians have developed their own unique understanding of economics. 838 more words


1 Samuel Chapter 3

Eli was the high priest, in the Israelite temple in Shiloh. Samuel was a young boy, who had been given to Eli, into the service of the Lord. 1,646 more words

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1 Samuel Chapter 2

Hannah, the barren wife of Elkanah, had prayed for a son with a promise to lend him to the Lord. She was blessed by the Lord to become the mother of Samuel, whom she gave to Eli, the priest. 2,572 more words

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1 Samuel Chapter 1

The books of Samuel cover a period of about 130 years, from the birth and life of Samuel through the life and death of David (see… 1,795 more words

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Ruth Chapter 4

Ruth was a Moabite woman, who had married the son of an Israelite woman named Naomi. After her husband and both her father-in-law and brother-in-law had died, Ruth moved to the land of Israel with Naomi, in order to care for her. 1,489 more words

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Pump up the Bass! ...the essential Old Testament

Back in the 1970`s a book was published called `Jesus the Jew`*. Looking back on it now it`s clear that both the title and the contents of the book were a statement of the obvious (Jesus is Jewish) but at the time its publication served to draw attention to how far mainstream Christianity had drifted from its all too significant Jewish roots; and I think there`s no better example of this than what we can only describe as our basic neglect of the Old Testament Scriptures. 1,635 more words

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