Articles & Resources
Articles and resources from Roger Isaacs on contemporary and historical topics related to Talking With God: The Radioactive Ark of the Testimony.
One puzzling word found in several verses of the Old Testament is “glory” (Hebrew kawbode). The word glory is used 148 times in Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers and from Deuteronomy to Malachi. In the Old Testament, glory has two entirely unrelated meanings and, thus, describes two completely different ideas.
In the Old Testament there certainly are instances when anger (Hebrew verb, kawtsaf, noun, ketsef) means just that, anger, but often, when the word is used in relation to the Lord, it is followed by a strange reaction relating to the verb to glow, or more specifically, glowed. When the anger of the Lord glowed, the result was that the person(s) at whom this phenomenon was aimed contracted a “plague.”
This question has puzzled biblical scholars, archeologists, and all those interested in solving one of the Old Testament’s most intriguing mysteries. Was the story of the Israelites fleeing Egypt after years of slavery history or myth? Were there really 10 plagues that became so progressively terrible that they forced the Pharaoh to finally release all the Israelite slaves? Was there really a leader named Moses, and did he guide this “mixed multitude” for 40 years in the wilderness of the Sinai desert?
A 9.0 earthquake and hundreds of aftershocks. A 30-foot tsunami. A volcano erupts in southern Japan. A $35 billion hit to the economy. Thousands dead, injured, displaced, and missing.
Imagine: a major telecommunications company hires a professional technician to service a network of cell phone towers. He will build and repair the towers, install antennas, conduct tests, and read blueprints. He understands the safety rules and regulations of the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA), which are designed to protect workers and the public from microwave radiation emitted from radios, cellular phones, communications transmitters, and radar transmitters.