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Seeking The Lesser Kings Of The World

“O Lord our God, other lords besides You have ruled over us, but Your name alone we bring to remembrance.” [Isa 26:13] When the prophet, Samuel, was old, the people of Israel asked him to appoint over them a king. He warned them against this but he consulted God and God told him to listen […]

A Sidenote on the Crucifixion of Christ

In the nineteenth chapter of the Gospel of John, Pilate asked the Jews whether he should crucify their king. The Jewish leaders, who, in chapter eight (Joh 8:33), denied their enslavement to Rome, now proclaimed, “We have no king but Caesar!” [v15]. In the account of Matthew, Pilate washed his hands of this innocent man’s […]