“Out from the window, she gazed from above, and the mother of Sisera lamented from behind the lattice, ‘What is the reason for his chariot being so long in coming? Why do the hoofbeats of his chariots delay?’ Her wise noblewomen answered — she likewise returned her answer to herself: ‘Maybe they haven’t found and … More Mockery of the Wicked
“For water, he asked; milk she gave him. In a magnificent bowl, she brought cream. Her hand upon a wooden peg was set and her right hand to the workman’s mallet. She beat Sisera; shattered his head — shattered and pierced through his temple. Between her feet he bowed and fell and lay still — … More Sisera Fell
“Blessed amongst women is Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite; of the women who dwell in tents, she is blessed. (Judges 5:24) Oh, how I love this verse! I particularly love this verse when around Roman Catholic friends in the community because they love to make a big deal about Mary, the mother of … More Blessed Amongst Women
“‘Curse Meroz!’ said the Angel of Yahweh, ‘You must surely curse those who dwell in it, for they did not come to help Yahweh, to help Yahweh in the midst of the mighty ones!’” (Judges 5:23) It is debated as to where Meroz is located. It is believed that it is located in the tribal … More The Sin of Meroz
“Then beat the hoofs of the horses, from galloping — the galloping of his mighty ones!” (Judges 5:22) And in come the steeds! The loud noise of the horse hooves, thundering as they beat the ground like a drum in full gallop. The question is, whose steeds? Who is the “his” that is being spoken … More Whose Hoofbeats?
“The kings came and they came to blows; then came to blows the kings of Canaan. At Ta’anak, at the waters of Meggido. They took no silver plunder. From heaven they came to blows; the stars in their fixed movement came to blows with Sisera. The river Qishon washed them away; the ancient river, the … More Press On!
“Gilead settled on the far side of the Jordan and Dan, why did he journey as an alien in trading vessels? Asher dwelt on the shore of the sea and on his landings he dwelt. Zebulon is a people who provoked his life even to death and Naphtali, also — on the high places and … More Brothers Fighting Alongside Each Other
“Then the survivor of the prominent people went down; Yahweh went down to me, with the champions. From Ephraim, their root in Amalek, following you, Benjamin, and your people. From Machir came down those who rule and from Zebulon, scribes who write with a stick. And the princes from Issachar are with Deborah and Issachar … More Lying Down Under the Saddlebaskets
I’ve not posted here of late as I have been finishing two books, one, on pastoral theology that is now out, and the other on the Atonement. Here is an excerpt on Hebrews 10:11-15. “And every priest stands daily serving and over and over again he brings sacrifices to offer which can never have the … More On Christ’s One Sacrifice
“Awaken! Awaken, Deborah! Awake! Awake with words of a song! Rise up, Baraq! And lead the captives away, son of Abinoam.” (Judges 5:12) The question that must be asked, as we engage this verse is, “who are the captives that are being spoken of?” Our initial answer might be to say that the captives are … More Leading the Captives