Ezekiel’s description of a battlefield

Ezekiel’s oracle about Gog of Magog is deeply intermingled with all the other Bible prophecies. Hints about that final fighting are spread everywhere from Genesis to Revelation. In his last book, John introduces a white horse and its rider. His name is Faithful and True. He wears an ominous outer garment sprinkled with blood. This is Jesus, The Word of God. The time when he makes his entrance is the same when “Babylon the Great,[…]

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Giving birth near to the deserts

Childbearing is a common theme in the Bible. Micah wrote: “So he will give them up until the time that she who is to give birth has given birth.”  Micah 5:3 Dying in the delivery A woman is crying out in her agony to give birth between Betel and Ephrata, a rather rocky area. Childbearing has never been an amusing moment. Rachel, Jacob’s favorite wife, had difficulty in making the delivery. (Gen. 35:16-20) She actually[…]

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The origin of political-religious power

Each morning the sun-god keeps on ascending out of the sea, like a fish. This is a golden symbol of power. John was aware of that when attending to the writing of Revelation in Patmos. It’s in chapter 13:1-3  that you can find his complete vision: “And it stood still upon the sand of the sea. And I saw a wild beast ascending out of the sea, with ten horns (Greek κέρατα, Hebrew קֶרֶן qeren, this term will[…]

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The wedding banquet

The king said to his slaves, “The marriage feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy.  Therefore, go to the roads leading out of the city, and invite anyone you find to the marriage feast.’ Accordingly, those slaves went out to the roads and gathered all they found, both wicked and good; and the room for the wedding ceremonies was filled with those dining.” (Matthew 22:1-14) The need for preparation So, the question is: what kind[…]

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