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SAMSON’S RIDDLE

SAMSON'S RIDDLEStudies in the Scripturesby Arthur W. PinkSeptember, 1938 “Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness” (Judg. 14:14). It does, at first sight, seem strange, after an announcement from Heaven of his...

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Who Were the Magi?

Each year, as we approach the holiday season, our preparations for Christmas include revisiting the events surrounding the birth of Our Lord. Bethlehem, (1) the shepherds, and the angels are familiar to us all. But not much is generally known about...

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The Fig Tree

A Symbol Deciphered - The Fig TreeThe fig tree is one of the more frequently mentioned trees in the Scriptures. It was from its leaves that Adam and Eve made their first covering (Gen. 3:7). The fig tree was valued first of all for its delicious,...

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Daniel In Babylon

Daniel In Babylon by A.O. HudsonThe Beginning of Visions — The story of a great man's faithTHE SEVENTH CHAPTER of Daniel begins what is virtually an independent book--the book of visions. The first six chapters are histories; they relate events...

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Length of the Plagues

Dake - The Ultimate Study BibleCommentary NotesWe're all familiar with the ten plagues that God brought on Egypt in the process of delivering the children of Israel from their bondage. But have you ever thought about how long these plagues lasted,...

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Famines in Scripture

Dake - The Ultimate Study BibleChain Reference StudiesAs Abram continued his sojourn in the land of Canaan,there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land. (Gen. 12:7)To help...

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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...

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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...

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