“Now, behold, Baraq was pursuing Sisera and Jael went out to call to him, saying to him, ‘Come and see the man whom you are seeking!’ He went to her and behold, Sisera lay dead! And there was a wooden tent peg in his temple. So, on that day, God humbled he who is Jabin,… More Cut Off
“Thus, Jael, the wife of Heber, went and seized a wooden stake for the tent and she took a mallet in her hand and went to him stealthily and drove the wooden stake into his temple and it went down into the earth. He was stunned, lost consciousness, and died.” (Judges 4:21) Nearly a decade… More She is Hard-Core!
“And he said to her, ‘Give me a drink please — a little water because I am thirsty.’ She opened up a skin of milk to drink and covered him. And he said to her, ‘Stand at the entrance to the tent. If it should be that a man comes and asks you, saying, ‘Is… More False Security
Presuppositions govern our perspectives on life and until we recognize that, we tend toward intellectual dishonesty at best and our debates tend more toward sophism than truth. Once we recognize that, we can engage with much more humility in honest conversation…that is, if we are willing. Sadly, honest and civil conversation around politics and religion,… More An Open Letter to President Obama, Governor McCrory, and other Interested Parties: Bathrooms and the Strange Legacy of Sartre
“And Jael went out to call to Sisera, and she said to him, ‘Turn aside, my lord, turn aside to me! Do not be afraid.’ And he turned aside toward her tent and she covered him with a curtain.” (Judges 4:18) It is clear from the context that Jael is seeking Sisera out. God has… More Jael’s Covering
“And so Sisera fled by foot to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, for there was peace between Jabin, the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.” (Judges 4:17) And now, as we are following the account, the insertion in verse 12 begins to make sense. Here, it… More The Plan Unfolds
“And Deborah said to Baraq, ‘Get up, for this is the day that Yahweh is giving Sisera into your hand! Does not Yahweh go before you?’ Thus, Baraq went down from Mount Tabor with 10,000 men following him. And Yahweh broke Sisera and all the chariots and the whole army by the edge of the… More Yahweh Goes Before Us!
“When it was reported to Sisera that Baraq, the son of Abinoam, had gone up to Mount Tabor, Sisera called out all of his chariots — 900 chariots of iron — and all of the people who were with him, from Harosheth-Hagoyim to the River Qiyshon.” (Judges 4:12-13) After verse 11, we return to the… More Overwhelming Force
“Now, Cheber, the Qenite, was alienated from the Qenites, from the sons of Chobab, the father-in-law of Moses. And he moved his tent as far as the holy tree in Tse’anniym, which is Qedesh.” (Judges 4:11) What??? Now wait just one minute!!! Where did this come from? Were we reading this account for the first… More Heber the Kenite?
“And she said, ‘I surely will go with you, even so, the road which you walk will not bring you renown, for Yahweh will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose and walked with Baraq to Qedshah. And Baraq summoned Zebulun and Naphtaliy to Qedshah and they went up at his… More Into the Hand of a Woman