Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Biblios Hokku - Temple building

There came a time in history, when the Jews were allowed to return to Jerusalem from their exile in Babylon. At this time, two prophets both encouraged the people to rebuild the temple which had been detroyed in the conquest.

Haggai points out to the people that they should be more concerned with building the temple, before their own comfort, while Zecheriah goes further and says they need to rebuild in preparation for the coming of their messiah, but that some will make their hearts as stone and close their ears.

Look first to my house.
From this day I will bless you.
Show your strength and work

Turn to me I say.
You have made your heart as stone,
All will soon be gone.


  1. You're going too fast! I want to savor these posts. They'll end too soon at this rate.

    And I do love them.

  2. They'll end on Christmas Eve at this rate, which I decided was a good time to finish the Old Testament.

    Last one going up today. Then next year I start working on the New Testament.


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