Israel: A Ravaged Oak Tree Stump?

Israel: A Ravaged Oak Tree Stump?

When describing the future exile of the people of Israel from the Holy Land, the prophet Isaiah says: “…it shall be ravaged like the terebinth and the oak, of which stumps are left even when they are felled: its stump shall be a holy seed.” (Isaiah 6:11-13) Why...
So you wanna be a King?

So you wanna be a King?

When Samuel the prophet, the judge and spiritual leader of all the tribes of Israel, grew old, he appointed his two sons to be judges. Unfortunately they were corrupt, and the elders of Israel feared for the future of the people. Out of this fear, the elders...