Devilish stones

There are stones, and then there are stones, says Tyconius ( The Book of Rules ). In Ezekiel, the king of Tyre is surrounded by precious stones, but “these words pertain both to the devil and . . . . Continue Reading »

Singing Prophet

Yahweh tell Ezekiel that he is a singer or a musician who entertains Judah with his sensual song. His song seduces them to listen, but they won’t do what Ezekiel tells them to do (Ezekiel . . . . Continue Reading »

North and South

Puzzling over the overlapping images of the faces of the cherubim and the tabernacle furnishings, with the help of James Jordan’s essay on orientation in Revelation. The east-west orientation, . . . . Continue Reading »

Naked and Ashamed

Before the fall, Adam and Eve were naked and not ashamed in the garden (Genesis 2:25). After the fall, they saw their nakedness (3:7), and their behavior manifests shame, even though the word is not . . . . Continue Reading »

Measuring water

In the Bible, holy things and holy places are measured out. Measuring is an act of consecrating, of dividing holy from common. In Ezekiel 47, the water that flows from the temple is measured. That . . . . Continue Reading »

Heart of stone

Throughout the early chapters of Exodus, Yahweh is hardening Pharaoh’s heart.  By the end, there is a heart of stone in the heart of Egypt. To say that Israel has a heart of stone that . . . . Continue Reading »