Monthly Archive: April 2018

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Apr

1Chronicles 1-2

Daily Reading 1Chronicles 1-2 Daily Thought The books of the Chronicles begin with the genealogy of humanity, which, of course, begins with Adam (1Chronicles 1:1), when “God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good” (Genesis 1:31). After Adam came “ Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech (1Chronicles 1:1-3), […]

29
Apr

2Kings 23-25

Daily Reading 2Kings 23-25 Daily Thought A siege is slow relentless death, and, in the original Hebrew, the fall of Jerusalem is told in one long methodical  twelve-verse sentence (2Kings 25:1-12, English introduces periods to ease the read). “The ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month” […]

28
Apr

2Kings 20-22

Daily Reading 2Kings 20-22 Daily Thought That Hezekiah enjoyed prosperity was obvious. An envoy of visitors bearing gifts sent by the king of Babylon became an excuse to show off. “Hezekiah welcomed them, and he showed them all his treasure house, the silver, the gold, the spices, the precious oil, his armory, all that was […]

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