Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Living Spiritual Rhythms - December 5

I find it hard to believe that some of the ancients mentioned in the biblical story lived to be hundreds of years old. I’d wager that when this scenario presents itself it’s more likely that these legends were probably out to bolster the credibility of Israel’s national founding narrative and to draw attention to its God. Longevity, at one time, had national and theological concerns attached to it. Seems like this type of portrayal would have been a typical ancient Near Eastern procedure for expressing competing interests between nations and how the gods were viewed as attached to them.