Friday, December 27, 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
The Hebrew word for "grain offering" used here means "gift, present, or tribute". The symbolic purpose of the grain offering is not clearly stated in the text, but given the definition of this word it seems to have a connotation of thanks to Yahweh for providing sustenance or recognition that he is the source of life and well-being.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
It's that time of year again! As is my tradition, I've put my dark, electronic re-imagining of this classic carol on the Spirit Blade Website for free download. You can get it now at spiritblade.net/freestuff.
Enjoy and have a merry Christmas!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The final leg of our journey through some of the key Old Testament rituals will involve a look at the five primary sacrifices offered in the tabernacle (and later the temple). The first is the "Burnt Offering". Scholars seem to agree that the burnt offering was a way of approaching Yahweh with a plea of some kind.