Anointing of Christ as Prophetic Rehearsal of the Burial rites

Eight days after his birth Jesus was anointed for the first time at his circumcision, the traditional Jewish celebration to take up the child in the community of the Jewish people, Israel, the People of God. Six days before the Pascha /Pesach or Passover when the “crucifixion” was to take place we find Jesus with… Read More Anointing of Christ as Prophetic Rehearsal of the Burial rites

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Isaiah prophet and messenger of God

Isaiah prophet and messenger of God Isaiah, (Hebrew Yesha’yahu, “God is salvation”) (8th century BC, Jerusalem, ancient Israel), the largest and probably the most universally cherished of the Old Testaments prophetical books. The biblical Book of Isaiah is named after him but only some of the first 39 chapters are attributed to him. Isaiah was… Read More Isaiah prophet and messenger of God

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Proclaiming shalom, bringing good news of good things, announcing salvation

Isaiah bringer of good tidings of the Gospel How welcome is the bringer of happiness which comes running over the mountains, the one which brings peace announcements and good news [`gospel’], which announces rescue and says against Sion: `Your God is king! “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good… Read More Proclaiming shalom, bringing good news of good things, announcing salvation

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