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Psalm 60:1-12

To the Chief Musician. Set to “Lily of the Testimony.” A Michtam of David. For teaching. When he fought against Mesopotamia and Syria of Zobah, and Joab returned and killed twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt. 1 O … Continue reading

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Psalm 59:1-17

To the Chief Musician. Set to “Do Not Destroy.” A Michtam of David when Saul sent men, and they watched the house in order to kill him. 1 Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; Defend me from those … Continue reading

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Psalm 58:1-11

To the Chief Musician. Set to “Do Not Destroy.” A Michtam of David. 1 Do you indeed speak righteousness, you silent ones? Do you judge uprightly, you sons of men? 2 No, in heart you work wickedness; You weigh out … Continue reading

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Psalm 57:1-11

To the Chief Musician. Set to “Do Not Destroy.” A Michtam of David when he fled from Saul into the cave. 1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; And in … Continue reading

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Psalm 56:1-13

To the Chief Musician. Set to “The Silent Dove in Distant Lands.” A Michtam of David when the Philistines captured him in Gath. 1 Be merciful to me, O God, for man would swallow me up; Fighting all day he … Continue reading

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Genesis 2:15 — Part Nine

If you were reading my blog a year ago, you may remember a series of posts on the correct interpretation of Genesis 2:15. In short, the question is whether the verse should be understood in the traditional way, as the … Continue reading

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Genesis 2:15 — Part Eight

I turned next to a friend of mine who wishes to be identified as “Kristen.” She’s a Semitic language authority who is currently studying etching on pottery shards from ancient Assyria. I sent her my original lesson with this request: … Continue reading

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Genesis 2:15 — Part Seven

While all this was going on, I was also working on a Bible survey series and found myself right back in Genesis 2. I took a different angle this time and didn’t bring up the PDK/RWO issue. But during the … Continue reading

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Genesis 2:15 — Part Six

Meanwhile, I sent my lessons to another reviewer. He is a “theologian” with an M.Div. from Trinity and a good grasp of the original languages and all the tools to consult. Here is his reply. On “put” meaning “caused to rest”: … Continue reading

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Genesis 2:15 — Part Five

Here’s another response from one of my reviewers. At first glance, I think the interpretation is a little speculative … The interpretation of “dress” bothers me, because in the English text, the object of it is “it” — the garden. … Continue reading

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