Scripture for 6.26.2019

TORAH  – Shelach Lekha (Send for yourself)

Numbers 15:1–21

Prophets

Isaiah 55 & Isaiah 56

Wisdom Writing

Psalm 92

Psalm of the Day 94

Proverbs 23:12

The Gospels & Letters

Revelation 19

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Hendiadys and Isaiah 53

Studying Edward Young’s commentary on Isaiah 53 and was reading “he shall see with abundant satisfaction.” Young comments regarding Christ’s sacrifice and suffering on the cross that “Because the servant has suffered such great anguish of soul, he shall have abundant satisfaction.”

He called this term a “hendiadys” meaning “the expression of a single idea by two words connected together with “and”, e.g., “nice and warm.” Young continues, “No object is supplied, but we are probably to understand as the object all the fruits and rewards of His Messianic suffering.” Pg. 356, Vol.3.

We may be unaware of the term hendiadys as I was, but as I discovered our language is made richer by this device. You may surprised that we use it so frequently to spice up our daily conversation. “Good and loud”, “sick and tired”, big and fat”, “come and go.”

They are figures of speech, aka figure of twins. Shakespeare used them in Macbeth in speaking of the passage of life,

“It is a tale/Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,/signifying nothing.”

As for the “The Lighter Side of Hendiadys”–

“Elwood: What kind of music do you usually have here?

Claire: Oh, we got both kinds. We got country and western.

(Dan Aykroyd and Sheilah Wells in The Blues Brothers, 1980)”

Scripture for 6.25.2019

TORAH  – Beha’alotkha (When you set up)

Numbers 14:20–45

Prophets

Isaiah 53 & Isaiah 54

Wisdom Writing

Psalm 91

Psalm of the Day 82

Proverbs 23:9-11

The Gospels & Letters

Revelation 18

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Numbers-Phoenicia and the Bible

As we read Numbers 13, we meet the Phoenicians among other tribes. Exactly who were they? The Metropolitan Museum of Art has an interesting link which talks about this fascinating group of people who intersected with King David and King Solomon and over the centuries with the tribes of Israel. Read more about “the Phoenicians… famed as “traders in purple,” referring to their monopoly on the precious purple dye derived from the shells of murex snails” which also served as the dye used in the priestly garments in Jerusalem.

https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2014/assyria-to-iberia/blog/posts/phoenicia-and-the-bible

Scripture for 6.24.2019

TORAH  – Beha’alotkha (When you set up)

Numbers 14:1-19

Prophets

Isaiah 51 & Isaiah 52

Wisdom Writing

Psalm 90

Psalm of the Day 48

Proverbs 23:6-8

The Gospels & Letters

Revelation 17

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Scripture for 6.23.2019

TORAH  – Beha’alotkha (When you set up)

Numbers 13:26-33

Prophets

Isaiah 49 & Isaiah 50

Wisdom Writing

Psalm 89

Psalm of the Day 24

Proverbs 23:4-5

The Gospels & Letters

Revelation 16

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Scripture for 6.22.2019 – It is the Sabbath!

TORAH  – Beha’alotkha (When you set up)

Numbers 13:1-25

Prophets

Isaiah 48

Wisdom Writing

Psalm 88

Psalm of the Day 92

Proverbs 23:1-3

The Gospels & Letters

Revelation 15

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