Category Archives: Kings II

Jonah and the Whale.

The story of Jonah is finally a story we can say is but a story for telling sake.  We know that there could never have been a whale swallowing a man, not the least spitting a person out.  Whilst to … Continue reading

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Skin-disease and Hygiene: Tazria (Lev.12 1-13:59), Metzora 14.1-15.33 and Second Kings 4:42 – 5:19

“Am I god, with power over life and death, that this fellow wants me to cure a man over a skin disease?” …
Packaged within the laws of access to the tabernacle these are of course hygienic inspections whose aim must have been the isolation and reduction of the spread of diseases that were crippling and potentially fatal in the age prior to antibiotics and access to clean water. Continue reading

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