Perfect in Beauty

“From Zion, from that which is made perfect in beauty, God shines forth.” (Psalm 50:2) The majority of translations render this a little more idiomatically, “From Zion, the perfection of beauty…” and such is a perfectly legitimate way to render the phrase מִכְלַל־יֹפִי (miklal-yopiy). Clearly the psalmist is praising God and celebrating the place of… Read More

That Which is Lovely

“The last thing, brothers, is that whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is upright, whatever is holy, whatever is lovely, whatever is praiseworthy, if there is virtue and if there is praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8) What does it mean to set your mind on that which is lovely? Literally, the Greek… Read More

Beauty Redefined…Or Defined

“The girl had a very good appearance — a virgin which no man had known. She went down to the spring and filled up her pitcher and came back up.” (Genesis 24:16)   When we read this passage, it might be our first assumption to suggest that Eliezer was attracted to Rebekah because of her… Read More