Category Archives: pagan

BIBLE CUSTOMS AND CURIOSITIES (OPPRESSION OF THE POOR)

In this verse, Amos charged the wealthy class of the nation of Israel (the Northern Kingdom) with oppression the poor and worshiping pagan gods.

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BIBLE CUSTOMS AND CURIOSITIES (SUPERSTITIOUS SAILORS)

Sailors of ancient times tended to be very superstitious because of their constant exposure to the dangers of the sea. When a storm struck the ship in which Jonah was escaping from the call of the Lord, they assumed the pagan gods were punishing them because of their displeasure with one person on board.

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WOMAN OF THE DAY (JAZEBEL “HOW NOT TO LIVE YOUR LIFE”)

It’s hard to find nice things to say about the woman whose name has become synonymous for being shameless, brazen, and morally bankrupt.

Jezebel came from royalty-her father was Ethbaal, a Phoenician king. She also married into royalty-her husband, Ahab, was the king of the ten tribes that made up the northern kingdom of Israel (1 Kings 16:29-33),

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