Monthly Archives: December 2018

Millgram-Ahab dies a failure

I am reading Hillel Millgram’s The Elijah Enigma. In 1 Kings 22 we see a situation where prophets advise kings. Ahab has secured the backing of Judah’s king Jehoshaphat to retake Ramoth-Giliad east of the Jordan, a stronghold that has … Continue reading

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2018-Christmas letter

As I have done before, I post my family end-of-the-year, Christmas letter here: Yule—Our Germanic ancestors got really drunk and sacrificed somebody to Chris Hemsworth (Thor). We too really want the days to start getting longer. We’re going to refrain … Continue reading

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Millgram-the blood of Jezreel

In my reading of Hillel Millgram’s The Elijah Enigma I come to the story of Naboth’s vineyard and 1 Kings 21. There are conversations recounted: Ahab with Naboth, Ahab with himself, and Ahab with Jezebel. There are also letters that … Continue reading

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More deeply into Advent

Here is a semi-poetic Advent meditation that I link because I haven’t yet done anything to mark Hanukkah or the impending Nativity celebration.  Be sure to watch and listen to the video at the end. It may help to know … Continue reading

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Millgram-war in the hills

Today I will treat Hillel Millgram’s discussion of King Ahab at war with Syria. 1 Kings 20 focuses on King Ahab and tells us a lot about him. We learn that he is not an autocrat. Rather, he usually will … Continue reading

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