1 Malakim Chapters 1 and 2

The Hebrew title of this book is named Malakim which is plural for “kings” or “angels”. Malak is Hebrew and singular for “king” or “angel”. First Kings is the first half of a single book that was divided into two parts. These books continue the history of Ysrayl. The book of 1 Kings has threeContinue reading “1 Malakim Chapters 1 and 2”

The Hebrew Speaks of Rivers: I’ve Known Rivers

The title of this blog post came from the Langston Hughes’ poem, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”. I saw a couple of things he got wrong in the poem but he was right when he said that the Hebrews have known (many) rivers like the Euphrates, the Nile, the Congo and the Mississippi. We areContinue reading “The Hebrew Speaks of Rivers: I’ve Known Rivers”

Book Review: Without Sanctuary

A few weeks ago I, bought this book called Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America by James Allen, Hilton Als, Congressman John Lewis and Leon F. Litwack circa 2007. I almost didn’t buy it because of the price. I’m cheap with buying books because I buy so many but I usually buy used.  This bookContinue reading “Book Review: Without Sanctuary”

The Christmas Devil; The Christmas Witch

This demon likes to whip children into submission . In Germany, they believe a Christmas devil called Krampus (shown above), who is half goat and half demon visits the children on December 6. This holiday is called St. Nicholas Day or Krampusnacht. A gift is put in a wooden shoe outside the house for theContinue reading “The Christmas Devil; The Christmas Witch”

2 Shemuyah Chapters 21 and 22

Chapter 21: Yah Caused a Drought: David Inquires of Yah: Shaul Broke the Treaty Yahoshua Ben Nun Made with the Gibeonites 1 Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year and David inquired of Yah. And Yah answered, “It is because Shaul and his bloodthirsty house, becauseContinue reading “2 Shemuyah Chapters 21 and 22”

2 Shemuyah Chapters 19 and 20

Chapter 19: Yoab Threatens to Take the Mighty Men and Leave David because David is in Grief Over Abishalom and Will Not Talk to the People of Ysrayl 1 And Yoab was told, “Behold, the king is weeping and mourning for Absalom”. 2 So the victory that day was turned into mourning for all theContinue reading “2 Shemuyah Chapters 19 and 20”