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

A Proverb in a Song: part 9

“Their graves are their everlasting homes— tabernacles from generation to generation; they proclaim loudly by their own name over the land.” (Psalm 49:12 {Psalm 49:11 in English})   Not only will all face death—both the wise and the foolish, great and small, but apart from God, there is none who can escape the grave.  No… Read More