February 3rd, 2007

Jehoshabeath

Bible History Project Updates!

It's your friend Centurion Cornelius back with updates on the progress of the Bible History Reference Resource. Much has been accomplished, in accordance with the Roman demands for excellence. We owe our tribute to Captain Dave of the Scythia division (aka my dad!^^) who has supplied us with intelligence information on these ancient figures!

http://www.wam.umd.edu/~mmccart7/Biblehistory/bh1/bh1_p.html
-Biographies from Adam-Noah complete

http://www.wam.umd.edu/~mmccart7/Biblehistory/bh1/bh1_ft.html
-Biographies linked to the "Family Line" Diagrams (with the power of image maps!)

[Edit: My father and I adjusted the break down of the time-periods. We cut off the first period at Job and are calling it the Early Period (Pre-Abrahamic Covenant). This means that we are over half-way done with the first period of history! Yay!]

Upcoming goals:
-Complete biographies and family trees
-Fix the alphabetical listing function (an easy fix, but I am lazy)
-Begin work on the historical component (world cultural trends, timelines)
Water-bearer

Jeremiah 2:13 - Living verses material

I just had another thought about my key verse. It has to do with the nature of God versus man.

In the passage, men and God both have some way to offer water. God has a spring, while man has a cistern. Being a desert setting, the need for water cannot be taken for granted.

Let's first look at the cistern of man. This is a reservoir for water that has to be dug, hewn from the land underground. The work of men is to "build" something that will hopefully meet their need for water. The result is artificial. It is a container which tries to set boundaries and store up. It may work for a while, but being artificial, it cannot last. All of the works of men - be them machines or buildings - will deteriorate someday. Even in this passage, they are already faulty and broken.

On the other hand, God's creation is always renewing itself.
The water God has bubbles from an eternal spring. It is never to run dry because it replenishes itself. While men work to store up treasures and lose them, God gives freely and His children are not in want.

Men store and God gives.
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