Solomon builds it for the Lord, but the Lord is not so impressed.
Romantic, idealistic Christianity says no. Sober, practical Judaism says yes.
The answer hasn’t always been clear.
From “nation” to “pagan” to “non-Jew.”
It was left out of the Jewish Bible.
“The image of the seraph as a snake probably comes from Egyptian art.”
One of the most famous moments in his prophetic career.
A merchant, a street-brawler, and a Jew—and proud of all three.
In which “strange ghosts of backward letters” turn out to be Hebrew.
When he struck the rock to bring forth water.
And was it protection or punishment?
The 400-year-old translation is denigrated because of its archaic language. That’s one of its greatest strengths.