Zion Shall Be Redeemed

Isaiah 1 This introductory chapter illustrates quite vividly the issues at hand: Israel has departed from righteousness, and has sold herself for sin. There is also here both and invitation to return and also the hopeful prophecy that Zion will be redeemed. Righteousness herein is defined as: Learning to do well Seeking judgment Relieving the […]

“By the Blood of Thy Covenant,” Zechariah 9

“by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.” (vs. 11) Sweet spiritual impressions cause me to consider that region of the world. This chapter also talks of Ephriam and Judah as instruments in the Lord’s hand and as jewels in the Lord’s crown […]

The Book of Ezra, Chapters 1-3

The Book of Ezra Feeling the need to better understand the Old Testament, I’m jumping over there for the morning, and opening the book of Ezra, of which I know nothing about.  So I’m starting here in the Bible Dictionary. The first thing that I find particularly noteworthy is the time period. Though Ezra appears […]