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MORE THAN THE KING’S WINE TASTER

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Nehemiah describes himself as “the king’s” cup-bearer” (Nehemiah 1:11). That’s a palace servant who brings the king his wine, after tasting it to make sure no one has spiked it with poison. Continue reading MORE THAN THE KING’S WINE TASTER

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A DOCTOR’S GUIDE TO JESUS’ CRUCIFIXION

beating-of-your-lifeTHE BEATING

  • Victim is stripped and tied to a pole.
  • Shards of metal and bone are laced into the leather whip.
  • Romans aren’t limited to 40 strokes, as are the Jews.
  • Pain and blood loss set stage for shock.

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BIBLE SIGNS AND SYMBOLS (GRAPES)

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Grapevines are a plant well suited to the climate of Palestine. Grapes were cultivated as far back as Noah’s day (Gen 9:20) and were eaten fresh, dried, or crushed to make juice, vinegar, or wine. In an area where water was often in short supply, the juice from grapes became crucial for life. Clusters of grapes as large as five kilograms (twelve pounds) have been reported in Palestine, giving validity to the spies’ account of the grapes in Canaan in

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