BIBLE STORIES (30): ISAAC & XENOPHOBIA

Now, the fact that YAHWEH has midwifed your transition to a place doesn’t necessarily mean there’d be no challenges there. Even the children of Israel who were promised and taken to a land “flowing with milk and honey”, didn’t quite find it literally so. In the case of Isaac, his first test in the Land […]

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BIBLE STORIES (29): ISAAC’S BLESSINGS

Here’s a very short recap from where we were, in this series. Simply that Esau sold his birthright to Jacob over a helping of pottage, and I remember saying that the consequences of that singular action, though remained unapparent for much of the life of Esau, will return to haunt him when it mattered most. […]

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VALENTINE BLUES

The last time we had anything together for Valentine’s was five years ago. Before then, when it was permissive between us, we’d been kept apart by mutual thoughts that were never shared. By the time we eventually shared them, we had become spoken for by others. But that did not deter us, because knowledge of […]

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BIBLE STORIES (28): POTTAGE FOR BIRTHRIGHT

One of the most intriguing stories in the Bible is recorded in the book of Genesis 25 from verse 29, the ramification of which still resounds in our time. In that biblical account, Jacob is said to have made “pottage”, or “stew” as rendered by some translations and versions of the bible. Esau, on returning […]

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OF WOMEN, CHAINS & RELIGION

If you have been following my treatises on the BIBLE STORIES series, you’d find that recently I’ve been highlighting genealogies as an important aspect of the stories in the bible, and in fact if you pay attention to these genealogies you’d find in them stories deeper and more engaging than the main stories that featured […]

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