And then they Asked the Bramble…

“Then all of the trees said to the bramble, ‘You come and reign over us.’” (Judges 9:14) The final candidate is the bramble — אָטָר (atar) — a thorny bush that has no real redemptive value — it is simply fit for the fire (and even in that, the bramble does not produce much heat… Read More

The Bramble (Judges 9:14)

“Then all of the trees said to the bramble, ‘You come and reign over us.’” (Judges 9:14)   And this is where you end up if you try and organize life in accordance with your own desires and not in accordance to God’s will.  You end up with a good-for-nothing, thorny bramble as your king. … Read More