The Shepherd of Shepherds Psalm 23

In Psalm 80:1 the Psalmist invokes God in this manner: “Hear us O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock…” As I was meditating recently in Psalm 23 and looking up some of the cross references to God as shepherd I was surprised to see ho…

The Heart of the Matter

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The law of Moses did not require this washing of hands before meals; it was a requirement imposed by the rabbis largely in an effort to maintain ritual purity over against an encroaching Gentile culture. H…