The New Creation in Revelation 21-22, Part 04

Post 04 Trash-Talking Hymns While there can be no doubt that competing religions of the Ancient Near East were sometimes crassly ridiculed and trashed in Israelite Scripture and worship (Ps. 31:6; 96:5; 97:7; 115:4; 135:15; cf. Isa. 44:18-20), the Psalter of Israel was sung largely by Israelites, for fellow Israelites.  Like Revelation, many statements of … Continue reading The New Creation in Revelation 21-22, Part 04

Humpty Dumpty and the Antichrist

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean –– neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you CAN make words mean so many different things.” This well known exchange between Humpty Dumpty and Alice [Lewis Carroll, Through the … Continue reading Humpty Dumpty and the Antichrist