Tisha B’Av – Mourning the destruction of the Temple | Zechariah 11

According to a Jewish Lexicon Tisha b’Av (9th day of the fifth month in the Hebrew calendar), which commemorates the destruction of both the first and second Temple, is the most melancholy day in the Jewish calendar1. The Babylonians, under Nebuchadnezzar, destroyed the first temple on 9th of Av 586 BC and, by Divine providence, the Romans […]

The Leprous House

And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, When you come into the land of Canaan which I give you for a possession, and I put the plague of leprosy in a house in the land of your possession, and if he that owns the house shall come and tell the priest, saying, A […]

Part 6: The Golden Altar of Incense

With thanks to Flora O’Sullivan for her notes on the subject. The significance of God’s order for setting up the Tabernacle As we continue our reflections on the symbolism of the tabernacle the significance of the order in which it was set up becomes apparent. Beginning in Exodus 25 Moses was instructed to take up […]

Light of the World

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. (Isaiah. 9:2) Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. (Isaiah. 60:1) The glory of God veiled from sinful man God, the […]