Huldah

She was a married prophetess who lived in Jerusalem, in the Second Quarter. It lay in an angle formed by the W wall of the Temple and the ancient N Wall of the city, and was later included within the wall built by Nehemiah (Bible Gateway). We don't know anything about her husband except that …

Praise God for the Exodus

When Israel went out of Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language, Judah became His sanctuary, And Israel His dominion. The sea saw it and fled; Jordan turned back. The mountains skipped like rams, The little hills like lambs.  What ails you, O sea, that you fled? O Jordan, that you turned back? O mountains, that you skipped like rams? O …

Serpents, Accusations & Salvation

They were hanging out in front of the hotel where they were staying after returning from sightseeing and having lunch when Dushan asked her, "Do you have anything against Jews?" Surprised by his question, she replied, "No. Why would I?" "You're a Christian, right?" "Yes." "I've heard of some Christians who have a problem with …

The Little Town

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting” - Micah 5:2, NKJV Humility means a great deal to our Heavenly Father. He chose a town which …

Treachery

Onan married Tamar, his brother’s widow but refused to raise up an heir which was requisite to the law.  Displeased, God killed him.  His father, Judah sent Tamar away, promising to marry her to his youngest, Shelah when he was grown.  He didn’t keep his promise. Hearing that Judah was in town, Tamar covered her …

Huldah

It's interesting that when Huldah is mentioned in the Bible, she is introduced first as a prophetess and then as Shallum's wife. Her relationship and ministry to God clearly took precedence over her marriage. It was the same for Deborah who was a judge of Israel and a prophetess (Judges 4:4) Huldah's husband was the …

An Outrage

Judges 19 Painting of the Levite's Dead Concubine We don't know her name. She was from Bethlehem in Judah and the only daughter of her father. A Levite man saw her and took her to be his concubine. We don't know long they were together before she cheated on him and left him. She returned …

Forsaking All

Famine in Judah drove Elimelech and his family to Moab where he died.  The sons married Moabite women.  Ten years later, the sons died.  Devastated, Naomi changed her name to Mara which means “bitterness”.  Learning that the famine was over in Judah, she decided to return.  Her daughter-in-law Ruth went with her, forsaking her people …

Gifts From the East

“Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him" - Matthew 2:2 Wise Men from the East traveled all the way to Jerusalem to see the King of the Jews.  They didn't know where exactly to find Him.  …

Jesus’ Family Tree

Knowing where you come from is very important.  Nowadays, there are ways that you can find out about your ancestry.  In some cultures, including Jesus', genealogies are very important.   Matthew begins Jesus' genealogy with these words, "The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham." Why does Matthew …

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