Judah (the Messianic line) married a Canaanite woman (Hamitic) and had many sons. The firstborn, who married Tamar, was killed by God for being wicked. The second was killed by God for not being with Tamar. The Messianic line now passed through Pharez, the son of Judah and Tamar. The messy Messianic line is full … Continue reading Notes on Genesis 38-40
Idols, images, and gods. Genesis 35:2 has Jacob (Israel) warning his family to put away their “strange gods.” This is in reference to the statues and trinkets that the family stole from Dinah’s rapists who were slaughtered in chapter 34, and the “images” (some translations say “idols”) stolen from Laban way back in chapter 31. … Continue reading Notes on Genesis 35-37
We cannot escape our sin nature. Even after God blesses us and teaches us a strong lesson, we fall back into old habits. Several years had passed since Jacob lied and essentially stole Esau’s blessing when the two were reunited. We should note that Jacob (Israel) was in total fear of Esau (Rome) when Esau … Continue reading Notes on Genesis 32-34
Interesting. Genesis 22:8 (KJV) "God will provide himself a lamb" and (MEV) "God will provide for himself the lamb". The King James leaves a double meaning; the lamb will be provided for God AND God will become the lamb himself. Isaac was to be sacrificed, but God decided to provide the lamb that would take … Continue reading Notes on Genesis 22-24
I'm tired of suffering under the oppression of being fat. Obesity is socially constructed, and sometimes a person can carry around some extra weight and still be healthy. I used to watch the World’s Strongest Man competitions. While most of those guys lack washboard abs, they are strong enough to dead lift two young women … Continue reading The Obesity Offense
Let us start with the idea of what vulgar language is. It is a social construction which I have never quite been able to comprehend. What makes a word like bitch, which means “female dog” less appropriate than calling someone a harlot, which is an actual human being who sells their sexual power for money? … Continue reading What is “Bad” Language?