Continuing on our theme of "Folly to be wise ..". Wisdom is spoken of highly in the Bible, something to be sort after, something to be treasured. A gift that will bring a person wealth and prosperity, but if ignored, or treated unkindly, or unjustly, could also turn on the person and cause them great … Continue reading (4) Wisdom as a strange woman …
The original title of this blog was "Wisdom as a bitch". For those who have just dropped in, my premise is to examine Wisdom in Proverbs as female, wise and loving in the way that Jesus described his 'Father', not Joseph but God. The chapters I am use specifically define wisdom as female. Proverbs 1:20-33, … Continue reading (2) The dark side of Wisdom
In investigating the Self (myself) through Wisdom Literature, my first question has to be - 'am I any the wiser for this long journey?' And who measures that wisdom, if not myself? Am I kinder, more worthy of love, a speaker of peace, less likely to judge, than when I was the child .. right … Continue reading Turning a new leaf – the Self through Wisdom Literature
Every so often I forget the password to one of the many sites I write on on the internet, and no matter how I search my password book, I cannot find it - and so I am forced to examine myself to create a new password, a new key to the inner voice of Me … Continue reading The password to my mind
Ok, so I am playing with words .. but here's a thought ... who is 'us'?In my translation of the Bible (New Oxford Annotated Bible Fourth Edition) the 'Lord' said, "Come, let US go down and confusion their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech". This throws me back to the conversation at … Continue reading More babble about Babel
Who is God? .. or even ‘what is God’? I remember a discussion, well, almost a discussion, with an interesting young male Christian who, when asked not to use the Bible as a source of reference for ‘who is God’ gave up the argument straight away, because the Bible is the only source, or ‘Word’, … Continue reading Observing Genesis: The Tower of Babel and Faith
God created Adam; we will ignore Lilith for the purpose of this discussion. We know God created Adam, because he did it twice. I have to wonder what was wrong with the first version. That being said, I looked up Genesis and it reads “Let ‘us’ make humankind in our image, according to our likeness … Continue reading Observing Genesis: God and Adam, who created humanity?