The Bible uses words like holy more than words like love. Yet holiness is a murky word. It evokes several ideas.
Advent | Second Sunday of Advent (Year B)
Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8
The son of a truck driver, I like highways and image of travel. Checking The New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary's entry about roads and highways, I learned that a messila was a built-up road, intentionally constructed and improved, while a derekh (Num. 20:17, 19, Judg. 21:19) was a path was formed because of constant use and thus had become a road.
by Paul StrobleDecember 4, 2012