He lived in a time of oppression. His people were so oppressed that they had resorted to caves and dens in the mountains for safety and shelter. Their crops were destroyed and livestock driven away several times over the course of 7 years. They lived in constant fear, were starving and had to carry out harvesting activities in secret. They had lost faith and hope. When they cried out to the Lord in distress, He sent them a prophet to remind them that they had chosen this path for themselves. That after His covenant faithfulness, they turned their backs on Him and worshipped the gods of the people who now persecuted them. However the Lord did not leave them destitute; He sent an angel to visit a man from the clan of Abiezer, who was threshing wheat at the bottom of a wine press. This man’s name is…
Tag: Old Testament
Justify Your Inclusion 1
The average person today has a skeptical view of how the Bible was put together. We have people like Dan Brown and his best-selling book; The Davinci Code to thank for that. In it he portrays the Bible as a document put together by some sinister religio-political figures who are bent on world domination through religion. However, Dan himself asserts that his book is purely fictional. So how did we end up with the volume we know today as the Old Testament or as I prefer to refer to it the Hebrew Bible?