Why didn’t you lie? In Genesis 20 Abraham lies concerning Sarah, his wife, when they travel through Gerar to live in the land of King Abimelech. In Genesis 26, Isaac, when confronted with a famine in the land, goes down to dwell in Gerar, and he, like his father, lies to King Abimelech concerning Rebeccah,…

Comments Back So Blogger has been revamping their s yst em and I don’t know how it works. But I have comments now (again).

The Saracen I saw his fiercesome face beleaguered by a daily-hourly bending sun, the flash and grin of his dreadful blade borne aloft and gripped with concrete fingers. His eyes like daggers mocking with heat, sped storied curses through the victim’s throat, and I saw them turn and latching hold, defy his arms’ attempts to…

The Ten Spies It cannot be a coincidence that in Genesis 42 and Numbers 13 both tell stories of ten spies. In Genesis 42, the ten sons of Jacob are accused by Joseph (in disguise) as being spies of the land of Egypt. In Numbers 13, the ten spies return from the promise land, decide…

The Icon of God What is the difference between man and animal? Genesis seems to answer the question as ‘the image of God’. We are given a stamp and a seal of the Triune God, and more than that, we are that stamp and seal for the world. The imago dei means that we are…

Shot of Spenser Wrath, jealousy, grief, love do thus expel: Wrath is a fire, and jealousy a weed, Grief is a flood, and love a monster fell; The fire of sparks, the weed of little seed, The flood of drops, the monster filth did breed: But sparks, seed, drops, and filth do thus delay; The…