Hebrew Poetry is one of the most difficult types of literature to decipher in Scripture. To be fair, translating the poetry of any culture is difficult, as is interpreting humor, and understanding colloquialisms, and idiom. So, part of the problem is the nature of how a culture understands and uses poetry. Another part of the […]Read More Poetic Theology
Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time. She used to sit under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim; and the sons of Israel came up to her for judgment. (Judges 4:4-5 NASB) One of the unique elements to this […]Read More Who Is She?
Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali together to Kedesh, and ten thousand men went up with him; Deborah also went up with him. Now Heber the Kenite had separated himself from the Kenites, from the sons of Hobab the father-in-law of Moses, and had pitched his tent as far away as the oak in Zaanannim, which […]Read More Pegged By a Woman
Now she sent and summoned Barak the son of Abinoam from Kedesh-naphtali, and said to him, “Behold, the LORD, the God of Israel, has commanded, ‘Go and march to Mount Tabor, and take with you ten thousand men from the sons of Naphtali and from the sons of Zebulun. I will draw out to you […]Read More A Tale of Two Puns