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Ahab

Ahab

Ahab(born c. 853 – BCE Reigned c. 874–c. 853 BCE)Ahab whose name means ‘the Father is my brother’, i.e. ‘God is my close relative’ (Pfeiffer, 1988: 40), owed much of his success to his father Ormi’s efforts to set the Northern Kingdom on a firm political...
Ahab

Deborah

DeborahMost of the great women in the Bible either are married to a great man or related to one. Sarah is primarily known as Abraham’s wife, and Miriam as Moses’ sister. Even Esther, who saves the Jewish people from Haman’s attempted genocide, is...
Ahab

Ishmael

IshmaelSon of Hagar and Abraham, Ishmael’s name means “God will hear” (Genesis 16:11). Ishmael’s descendants are the Arabic peoples according to both Jewish and Arab tradition. His half-brother Isaac was the father of the Jewish nation. Since...
Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley1707-1788    Some have described Charles Wesley as the “first Methodist.” They point out that he was the one who first brought together a group of like-minded Christians to the “Holy Club” at Oxford. Three days before his brother...
What Is an Arminian?

What Is an Arminian?

The Question, “What Is an Arminian?” Answered by a Lover of Free Graceby John Wesley   1. To say, “This man is an Arminian,” has the same effect on many hearers, as to say, “This is a mad dog.” It puts them into a fright at once:...