GOD : The Supreme Being, regarded as the Creator, Author, and First Cause of the universe, the Ruler of the world and of the affairs of men, the Supreme Judge and Father, tempering justice with mercy, working out His purposes through chosen agents—individuals as well as nations—and communicating His will through prophets and other appointed channels.
—The Jewish Encyclopedia: A Descriptive Record of the History, Religion, Literature, and Customs of the Jewish People from the Earliest Times to the Present Day. Volume VI, Page 1. Funk and Wagnalls Company. New York and London (1904).
A word of welcoming
There are many ways to skin a cat. And so too are there many ways to draw boundaries on maps, and to organise thoughts, and to write history. But hang our hat somewhere we must, using some pretext, and based on a particular world view.
Here, we take the view that Jerusalem is the omphalos of the world and, as such, the understanding of history is viewed through the prism of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob — YHWH (Yahuwah) — the one true God. Through following God’s relationship with His peculiar people, and through our fellowship with His Son — Yahuwshuwa (whom we call Machiyach) — do we come to regard the enigma we otherwise call truth, and from which follows the fortune we call freedom.
We seek to follow in the steps of Adam and Eve, through antediluvian man unto Noah, his sons unto Abraham, unto David, and unto the Christ, and trace the perhaps miss-taken steps of a fledgling church to the institutionalisation of man’s corruption, but weave and meander — yet not by sight — for a glimpse of the primordial rays of emancipation of the thousand-year reign, and the riches of a new heaven and earth.
That said, without putting too fine a point on it, Christian worship — western Christian worship in particular — displays at best the outlook of the amateur, the childish at worst. With this in mind, and with a genuine thanks to Eloheinu for (my) salvation, do I hope to aid others in their journey, just as many have me. That is the reason we are here.
In some ways this site may be seen as a Bible Study primer, though not in any scholarly sense. It is a conglomerate (of image, quote, and video) of other’s thoughts as much as my own, and is designed to help give perspective to an appreciation of mankind and history through the study of scripture.
While there is always the tendency to want to entertain (and to be entertained), the thrust here is accuracy: to be a reliable source of information pertaining to scripture. A further aim is to present information in a logical sequence — specifically, in chrono-logical sequence.
A word of warning
But, with our hearts and minds firmly affixed on the Lord, we yet keep one eye on the world and one ear to the ground lest we be taken by sleep:
to provide news and views on things that are coming to pass from, an albeit faltering and stumbling, disciple’s perspective.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who support the underdog; and those who support the favourite. Don’t be either. Instead, in each and every circumstance, support that which is right.
A word on navigating
The ‘Battle Of The Books’ tab gives access to overviews of both New and Old Testament scripture. Images are, in the main, linked to their source — many external images and time-lines have been utilised to help gain overview and perspective. Work not otherwise indicated can be assumed to be original to Pilgrim Bobby (any oversight brought to my attention shall be forthwith and post-haste corrected).
Links are made to a wide variety of sources — not all of which have been thoroughly vetted — in an aim to stimulate curiosity for further private examination and study and across more than one authority. (Ultimately, of course, the only authority is the Father through the Son).
17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. 18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. 20 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 21 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.
If any of these pages speak to you then all praise be to our Heavenly Father: for loving me and choosing me, and sending His only begotten Son in order to save me, and to our Messiah Yeshua: He brought me to Abba; by His stripes am I healed; without Him I can do nothing, but with Him I can do all things, and through the Ruach HaKodesh, the Holy Spirit: who shows me all things and gives me the peace that surpasses all understanding.
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