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Dust · 14h ago

Leviticus 3

Anyone who says the Bible is easy to read has not read Leviticus or struggled with the sacrificial system. If anything is foreign to us, it is this. And though we too enjoy burning the fat i...
Dust · 1d ago

Leviticus 8

Leviticus 8FnMinMaxSyll וַיְדַבֵּ֥ר יְהוָ֖ה אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֥ה לֵּאמֹֽר1And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,3e3g10 קַ֤ח אֶֽת־אַהֲרֹן֙ וְאֶת־בָּנָ֣יו אִתּ֔וֹ וְאֵת֙ הַבְּגָדִ֔ים וְאֵ֖ת שֶׁ֣מֶן הַמִּשׁ...
Dust · 3d ago

Proverbs 16

The poetry of Proverbs is not in normal sentence structures. Slowly consider the alternative readings as you read. We have just noted the body of Yahweh implied in Exodus 30. Note throughout...
Dust · 3d ago

Visualizing global inequity

Insight on globalization from OUP blog here.
Dust · 4d ago

Exodus 30

Note the two perfumes - one masculine, one feminine - lost in the English it. The first compound, the holy oil is for anointing Yahweh himself. To anoint the components of the tabernacle is ...
Dust · 6d ago

Ezra 1

The first 2 verses of Ezra reflect the last two verses of Chronicles. The raising of the proclamation is very subdued in the music. The recitation is on the lowest recitation note though the...
Dust · 6d ago

Proverbs 13

Verse1 leaves out the verb in the first colon, and provides it in the second. It is an unexpected ellipsis. Again these are a subtle challenge to association. It is not difficult to see a v...
Dust · 1w ago

2 Chronicles 36

The last verse of the Hebrew Bible is a substantial invitation. 2 Chronicles 36 Fn Min Max Syll וַיִּקְחוּ֙ עַם־הָאָ֔רֶץ אֶת־יְהוֹאָחָ֖ז בֶּן־יֹאשִׁיָּ֑הוּ וַיַּמְלִיכֻ֥הוּ תַֽחַת־אָבִ...
Dust · 1W ago

Status

It's a palindrome set: 514 chapters done, 415 to do. Here's the status by major section of the Bible Books Chapters Verses Chapters 'Done' Verses compl ch ...
Dust · 1W ago

2 Samuel 8

See also the prior post. 2 Samuel 8 Fn Min Max Syll וַֽיְהִי֙ אַֽחֲרֵי־כֵ֔ן וַיַּ֥ךְ דָּוִ֛ד אֶת־פְּלִשְׁתִּ֖ים וַיַּכְנִיעֵ֑ם וַיִּקַּ֥ח דָּוִ֛ד אֶת־מֶ֥תֶג הָאַמָּ֖ה מִיַּ֥ד פְּלִשְׁת...