Isaiah 1:20 provides a warning in the context of the more familiar phrase in verse 18 — “Though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow.” If the nation would refuse to repent, God says, “you will be devoured by the sword.” But one passage in the Midrash, a collection of rabbinic writings, translates it quite differently — “if you refuse and resist, carob pods you shall eat.” James Moffatt apparently was quite impressed with this view of the text and rendered the verse accordingly in his translation, although every other Bible translation I could find reads essentially as the New American Standard Bible does.Read More
Why do women cheat on their husbands? Several of them “confessed” in one of those slideshow testimonial things I keep saying I’m not going to click on. Just say no to Facebook, Hal.
Anyway, the responses varied. I was in a bad marriage. He cheated first. I was lonely. I was confused. I was unappreciated. I was drunk. I was sick.
Here are some things I did not see.Read More