We have left Vermont, our home for this summer, and are on our way to Elko, Nevada via a stopover in Denver. You can track our daily progress on the map to the right.
Unfortunately, I've let myself get so busy with other things that I haven't written anything here lately. If you missed the last installment on my study of the Song of Solomon, you can view it here. The Song After the opening scenes with Kallah sitting apart from Solomon during a social gathering, musing a bit [...]
As the end of summer nears, I thought I'd give you a brief update on our travel plans. My four-month job as seasonal park ranger with the Army Corps of Engineers North Springfield Lake will conclude on Friday, September 6. We then leave our summer camp and begin a three week journey west to Elko, [...]
In the previous study, we were introduced to Kallah through her musings at the banquet table. We also saw how the author uses the "others" to introduce new topics or allow the characters further explanation and dialogue. Now, after Kallah has been reflecting on her own desires for her husband and her somewhat insecurity with [...]
We took the opportunity to drive down to Massachusetts to Amherst (about 90 south of us) to visit the Beneski Museum of Natural History on the campus of Amherst College. I had read a little about the displays they have there and, with my interest in geology, wanted to go see it. Edward Hitchcock was [...]
If you did not read my introduction to this Bible Study, please consider doing that first. Verse one, as stated last time, identifies this book as "The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's." Verse two, then, sets up the format of the rest of the book. It is a series of thoughts or statements or [...]
I'm going to begin a series of Bible Study blogs on the Song of Solomon. This book of the Bible is unique in several ways, but I'll get to that in a moment. Here's the first verse, rendered from a number of different English translations, which is the singular topic for today's blog post. The [...]