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J Lamar Howell

“Out of the eater came something to eat; out of the strong came something sweet” Judges 14:14

Anyone who has a love for poetry will appreciate the use of imagery in the two-line riddle from the Book of Judges. Samson was teasing the men invited to his wedding. He told them they would be rewarded with a new wardrobe if they could answer the above riddle.”

            He was referring to something he experienced earlier. He had killed an attacking lion and left it to dry up in the desert. When he returned to that place, he discovered that bees had built a hive in the carcass. He scooped up some of the honey and ate it. Thus the source of his difficult riddle.

            The story of Samson getting honey from the carcass of a lion may seem implausible to some people. A surprising fact is that in the 18th century scientists classified a new genus of honeybee called Trigona, which includes three species. Then in 1982, it was discovered that these are the only known bees which do not rely on plant products for food.  They feed on rotten meat rather than pollen or nectar. [Roubik, D.W. 1982. Obligate necrophagy in a social bee. Science 217: 1059-1060.] (more…)

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There Will Be Blood


[This thesis is in three parts with endnotes: The Blood of the Prophets, The Blood of the Slaves, The Blood of the Unborn, ]                                                                                                            

Part I: The Blood of the Prophets                                                                                                              

 I have been given complete authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach them to do all that I have commanded you, and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world.[1]

This statement which Jesus made to the disciples was really the heart of God to all Jews. The chosen people were supposed to take the message of their Messiah in order to make him the world’s Messiah. Before Jesus commanded them to go into all the world he told them he had complete authority over the earth. His words were the mandate to the Jews and his authority was his legal power to make it happen. They had no choice but to go. I believe I know why. (more…)

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