Friday, March 18, 2011

A Time For Everything

I remember when I was a young girl, sitting at the dinner table listening to an older couple visiting at the time (both teachers who had recently escaped from Lebanon). This was back in the early 70's..and happen to attend the same church as my parents. I recall the wife describing a life and death situation where she hid what money and jewelry she had under a wig and barely escaped with her life.
(Cedars of Lebanon)
The righteous flourish like the palm tree and
 grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Ps. 92:12

Lebanon was mentioned more than seventy times in the Old Testament (Khalaf 1985: 23; Kinet 1997: 876) and "more than ten times in extra-canonical literature" (Gangloff 1997: 4). Lebanon was the single most flattered, venerated and desired region in the eyes of the authors of the Old Testament (cf. Gangloff 1997: 4).

I've listened to an eight part series by Brigitte Gabriel, when I began to connect the dots. She's a genuinely beautiful and powerful speaker who lived in a bomb shelter with her parents for seven years as a child.
(1 of 8).

2 comments:

Ginny said...

Gosh, just when you think Islam is really bad, you find out they are even worse! The getting divorced thing is awful! I didn't know any of this information about the Muslims in Lebanon, really interesting.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Ya, it's incredible we're finding ourselves in the same place. For some reason the Jews get the flack..but they were the ones who finally rescued them when no one else intervened? I'm beginning to realize this baloney has nothing to do with land? Thanks-

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