Biblical vocabulary: נֵר (lamp)

oil lamp

The Bible regularly mentions objects of common use in daily life. These objects include the lamp that played a central role in the domestic circle and was an important part of the household goods in biblical times. In addition, the lamp is mentioned in the Scriptures with symbolic meaning. Because one or more lamps were […]

A life of obedience

“To those who are elect exiles […] for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood” (1 Peter 1:1-2). Being elected by God the Father and being sanctified by the Holy Spirit should lead to a life of obedience. Many people nowadays don’t like that word. They don’t want to obey anybody else, […]