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This is the fifth in a series of articles that, when complete, will explain how the ancient Hebrew idioms “build/make a house,” “raise up a seed,” and “raise up/make a name” both conceal and reveal the first of seven messages God has hidden in the Hebrew Scriptures. The first article in this series is “The Sad, Sordid History of the People of God,” The Voice of Elijah®, July 1996. The second article I have specifically designated as a part of this series is “So Why Would a Nomad ‘Build a House’ and Settle Down?” The Voice of Elijah®, October 1997. The third is “A Promise Is Good, but a Promise Kept Is Better,” The Voice of Elijah®, October 2005. The fourth article is “The Problem With Liars? They Always Try To Rewrite History,” The Voice of Elijah®, January 2006. A sixth article that should also be considered a part of this series is “Jesus Is the Carpenter Who ‘Built The House’ of God,” The Voice of Elijah®, October 2002. In addition to the information in those six articles, there is also relevant material in the “Questions & Answers” column in this issue.
Recommended reading for the series includes Michael David Coogan’s Stories From Ancient Canaan (Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1978) and N. K. Sandars’ The Epic of Gilgamesh (London: Penguin Books, 1972). Academically minded readers might also want to consult John Gibson’s revision of G. R. Driver’s Canaanite Myths and Legends (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, Ltd., 1977). Recommended reading for the second article also includes S. N. Kramer’s The Sacred Marriage Rite (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1969).
For the benefit of those who may be coming into the middle of this discussion without any point of reference, I refer you to what I have already explained in the booklet titled In the Image and Likeness of God.
In the last two articles I wrote for this series, I explained how, when God banished Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, He gave Adam the promise with instructions that the promise was to be handed down orally from generation to generation as the blessing until God finally fulfilled the promise and delivered what was promised to the Heir of the promise. I also told you the essence of the promise was that God would one day create “The Man” Jesus Christ in His Own image and likeness—the image and likeness of the Living Word of God that He is—and then go on to create other members of “The Man” Jesus Christ in that same image and likeness.
“A ‘New’ Covenant Is Only New Once,” The Voice of Elijah®, April 2006, p. 1
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