The New Jubilee

The planets of the solar system

Stock image: An illustration showing the planets of the solar system. All the planets are visible together in the night sky simultaneously at the moment.

Yesterday I discovered Jewish tradition says Samuel The Nazarite wrote the Book of Ruth, that I suspect Jesus read on the Mount of Olives. Today, a Rabbi reads the Book of Ruth – while encouraging the congregation – to stay awake! It is a tradition! There is one more fantastic clue that I will save for my book that I need to publish so that I will reach more people, and own credibility.

After my last post, I read the good news the spending bill was passed – and all the planets will line up! I then found plans for the Jewish Soviet Socialist Republic in Crimea. For two months I have been looking at the idea of Zelensky and the Ukrainians founding a New Jewish State here. Many Russian Jews have fled from Putin to Israel, following other Russian Jews of years past. President Zelensky declared he will not give up till the Crimea belongs to the Ukraine. A window has opened. There are signs in the Heaven.

I call upon President Putin to withdraw his troops, and enter into God’s Portal of a World Reconciliation between Judaism and Christianity. A wedge was placed between the early church, and the false wolves of Rome, wearing the white garments of….The Good Shepherds! Here is a chance to right many great wrongs, and unite behind the Creative Endeavors – and the Bounty God has in store for us all!

God wants His Jubilee celebrated on December 24th. This day will celebrate the end of the terrible divide between Secular and Religious Peoples, and People of Every Kind. A desire for Peace, is the only requirement. For the People of Devotion, I suggest you read the Book of Ruth-Mary when the sun goes down. I suspect Ruth took the name Mara (Mary “bitter”) instead of Naomi, in order to honor her. Mary, the mother of Jesus, is a descendant of Ruth, as well as Joseph – in my opinion. This is key. I suspect Mary took the Vow of the Nazarite, thus ‘the virgin birth’ as I will explain in my book.

Several meteors have done a fly-by. God has wiped the slate clean. The infant John, writes his name, then, this word…


John ‘Go-El Redeemer’

The House on Friday passed a sweeping $1.7 trillion spending bill that will keep the government from running out of money at midnight and send an additional $45 billion to Ukraine.

The measure now goes to President Joe Biden for his signature.

The bill passed 225-201 with nine Republicans — Reps. John Katko of New York, Chris Jacobs of New York, Liz Cheney of Wyoming, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Fred Upton of Michigan, Rodney Davis of Illinois, Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington and Steve Womack of Arkansas — supporting the bill. Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York voted ‘no’ and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., voted ‘present.’

“This bill is a critically important piece of legislation not only to keep our government funded, keep our people being served but also to show that the United States of America’s government works,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said ahead of the vote.

The Book of Ruth is recited as part of the program of study for Shavuot night. Additionally, in many synagogues it is read publicly on the second day of Shavuot. There are several reasons for this custom:

 Therefore, the Jewish people count seven weeks until the Giving of the Torah in purity, and in order to avoid all impurity on the night of Shavuot when they will become one with the Holy Torah, they spend the night studying Torah. “Therefore, the early pious ones did not sleep on this night and studied Torah and they said: we will inherit for ourselves a holy inheritance, for us and our children after us forever.”

Furthermore, the Zohar says that Shavuot eve is the wedding night of the Shekhinah. Since the Shekhinah plans to enter the huppah[wedding canopy] on the morrow, the Kabbalists must become one with the Shekhinah “and to be with her that entire night and to rejoice with her in the Tikkunim [literally: repairs] with which she is repaired” and to adorn her with jewelry.

Boaz Marries Ruth

Meanwhile Boaz went up to the town gate and sat down there just as the guardian-redeemer[a] he had mentioned came along. Boaz said, “Come over here, my friend, and sit down.” So he went over and sat down.

Boaz took ten of the elders of the town and said, “Sit here,” and they did so. Then he said to the guardian-redeemer, “Naomi, who has come back from Moab, is selling the piece of land that belonged to our relative Elimelek. I thought I should bring the matter to your attention and suggest that you buy it in the presence of these seated here and in the presence of the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, do so. But if you[b] will not, tell me, so I will know. For no one has the right to do it except you, and I am next in line.”

“I will redeem it,” he said.

Then Boaz said, “On the day you buy the land from Naomi, you also acquire Ruth the Moabite, the[c] dead man’s widow, in order to maintain the name of the dead with his property.”

At this, the guardian-redeemer said, “Then I cannot redeem it because I might endanger my own estate. You redeem it yourself. I cannot do it.”

(Now in earlier times in Israel, for the redemption and transfer of property to become final, one party took off his sandal and gave it to the other. This was the method of legalizing transactions in Israel.)

So the guardian-redeemer said to Boaz, “Buy it yourself.” And he removed his sandal.

Then Boaz announced to the elders and all the people, “Today you are witnesses that I have bought from Naomi all the property of Elimelek, Kilion and Mahlon. 10 I have also acquired Ruth the Moabite, Mahlon’s widow, as my wife, in order to maintain the name of the dead with his property, so that his name will not disappear from among his family or from his hometown. Today you are witnesses!”

11 Then the elders and all the people at the gate said, “We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the family of Israel. May you have standing in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem. 12 Through the offspring the Lord gives you by this young woman, may your family be like that of Perez, whom Tamar bore to Judah.”Read full chapter


  1. Ruth 4:1 The Hebrew word for guardian-redeemer is a legal term for one who has the obligation to redeem a relative in serious difficulty (see Lev. 25:25-55); also in verses 3, 6, 8 and 14.’s_Prayer#:~:text=The%20Lord%27s%20Prayer%2C%20also%20called%20the%20Our%20Father,as%20John%20taught%20his%20disciples%20%27%20%22.%20%5B1%5D

Elimelech (also spelled Elimelek) was the husband of Naomi and the father of two sons, Mahlon and Kilion. Elimelech was of the tribe of Judah. He lived in Bethlehem during the time of the judges.

A famine was ravaging the land, and so Elimelech moved his family away from Israel to the country of Moab so they would be fed (Ruth 1:1–2). While this was a decision made out of a desire for survival, Moab was not the best place for Elimelech to take his family. He was leaving the Promised Land that God had given him, and the Moabites did not worship the Lord. The danger was that Israelites living among other nations might begin to assimilate into the foreign culture and imitate its religious practices, thus breaking the Law of God. While in Moab, Elimelech died, leaving his wife with their two sons (verse 3). The sons married Moabite women, which was something else God wanted His people to avoid. However, God ended up blessing Elimelech’s family anyway, although not through his sons. God instead chose to work through Naomi and one of her Moabite daughters-in-law, Ruth.

After only ten years in Moab, Elimelech’s sons also died. The Bible did not say how this happened, but the household was now comprised of three widows. Naomi heard that the famine in Judah had ended and food was now available in Bethlehem (Ruth 1:6), so she determined to return. She urged her daughters-in-law to stay in Moab, but Ruth refused, proclaiming that Naomi’s God was now her own God (verse 16). The two women went to Bethlehem and began to make a living for themselves. One of Elimelech’s relatives, a man named Boaz, owned a field in Bethlehem, so Ruth went to his field to glean the leftover grain in order to feed herself and Naomi (Ruth 2:1–2). Ruth caught Boaz’s eye, and the two eventually married.

In spite of the fact that Elimelech’s family intermarried with pagans, God used the situation for His glory. Ruth and Boaz became the parents of Obed, who would become the father of Jesse, the father of David (Ruth 4:17). As the Messiah was descended from David (Romans 1:3; see also Matthew 1), Elimelech’s family was blessed to be a part of Jesus’ line.,of%20Crimea%20and%20the%20federal%20city%20of%20Sevastopol.

Jewish autonomy in Crimea was a project in the Soviet Union to create an autonomous region for Jews in the Crimean peninsula carried out during the 1920s and 1930s. Following the WWII and the creation of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast in the Far East, the project was abandoned, despite the existence of more than 80 kolkhozes and an attempt to renew the project in 1944 by the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee.[1]

Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee proposal[edit]

Though the Southern Project had effectively died prior to World War II, the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (JAC) had not forgotten it. According to Kortyrchenko, in summer 1943, during a trip to the United States, Solomon Mikhoels and Itzik Feffer acquired permission from Vyacheslav Molotov to negotiate material support for Jewish resettlement in Crimea after the peninsula (then under the occupation of Nazi Germany) was retaken by the Soviet Union.[12]

On 15 February 1944, Mikhoels, Feffer, and Shakne Epshtein, in a letter edited by Solomon Lozovsky, sent a leader to Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, requesting that he create a Jewish Soviet Socialist Republic in the Crimean peninsula. They argued that Jews were unwilling to return to areas they historically inhabited, such as Belarus and Ukraine proper, where Jews were slaughtered en masse as part of the Holocaust, as well as that preserving the Jewish intelligentsia was necessary in the face of their decline among the upper strata of national republics and prevention of new outbreaks of antisemitism. At the same time, the existing Jewish Autonomous Oblast in Birobidzhan was rejected by the JAC on the grounds of its incredible distance from the “main Jewish labour masses”. Despite the pleas of the JAC, however, the proposal was ultimately rejected by the Central Committee.[1][13]

The project of Jewish autonomy in Crimea died for the final time in 1948. Both during the trial of Lozovsky and the trial which ultimately led to the Night of the Murdered Poets, the defendants were accused of “conspiring on how to fulfil the plan of American capitalist circles to create a Jewish state in Crimea.”[14] At the final plenum of the Central Committee during Stalin’s lifetime, in October 1952, Stalin castigated Molotov for his support of the JAC plan, saying, “Molotov is a person devoted to our cause. If called to do so, I have no doubt he will unhesitatingly give his life for the party. But one cannot ignore his unworthy deeds […] What is the value of Molotov’s proposal to transfer Crimea to the Jews? This is comrade Molotov’s grossest political mistake […] On what basis did comrade Molotov make such a proposal? We have Jewish autonomy [in Birobidzhan]. Is that not enough? Let this republic develop. And comrade Molotov should not be a lawyer for illegal Jewish claims to our Soviet Crimea.”[15]

Hellenistic Judaism[edit]

Main article: Hellenistic Judaism

In 332 BCE the Persians were defeated by Alexander the Great. After his demise, and the division of Alexander’s empire among his generals, the Seleucid Kingdom was formed. During this time currents of Judaism were influenced by Hellenistic philosophy developed from the 3rd century BCE, notably among the Jewish diaspora in Alexandria, culminating in the compilation of the Septuagint. An important advocate of the symbiosis of Jewish theology and Hellenistic thought is Philo.[3]

Hellenistic culture had a profound impact on the customs and practices of Jews, both in Judea and in the diaspora. These inroads into Judaism gave rise to Hellenistic Judaism in the Jewish diaspora which sought to establish a Hebraic-Jewish religious tradition within the culture and language of Hellenism.,State%20of%20Israel.%20They%20number%20around%20900%2C000.%20

Turkic-speaking Karaite Jews (in the Crimean Tatar languageQaraylar) have lived in Crimea for centuries. Their origin is a matter of great controversy. Most[9][10] modern scientists regard them as descendants of Karaite Jews who settled in Crimea and adopted a Kypchak language. Others[11][vague] view them as descendants of Khazar or CumanKipchak converts to Karaite Judaism. Today, many Crimean Karaites reject ethnic Semitic origins theories and identify as descendants of the Khazars.[12] Some specialists in Khazar history question the Khazar theory of Karaim origins,[13][14] noting the following:

During the Holocaust[edit]

In 1934, the heads of the Karaite community in Berlin asked the Nazi authorities to exempt Karaites from the anti-Semitic regulations based on their legal status as Russians in Russia. The Reich Agency for the Investigation of Families determined that, from the standpoint of German law, the Karaites were not to be considered Jews. The letter from the Reichsstelle für Sippenforschung (de) officially ruled:

The Karaite sect should not be considered a Jewish religious community within the meaning of paragraph 2, point 2 of the First Regulation to 

the Reich Citizenship Law. However, it cannot be established that Karaites in their entirety are of blood-related stock, for the racial categorization of an individual cannot be determined without … his personal ancestry and racial biological characteristics

— [37]

This ruling set the tone for how the Nazis dealt with the Karaite community in Eastern Europe. At the same time, the Nazis had serious reservations about the Karaites. SS Obergruppenfuhrer Gottlob Berger wrote on November 24, 1944:

“Their Mosaic religion is unwelcome. However, on grounds of race, language and religious dogma… Discrimination against the Karaites is unacceptable, in consideration of their racial kinsmen [Berger was here referring to the Crimean Tatars]. However, so as not to infringe the unified anti-Jewish orientation of the nations led by Germany, it is suggested that this small group be given the opportunity of a separate existence (for example, as a closed construction or 

labor battalion)…”

Despite having exempt status, groups of Karaites were massacred in the early phases of the war. German soldiers who came across Karaites in Russia during the invasion of Operation Barbarossa, unaware of their legal status under German law, attacked them; 200 were killed at Babi Yar alone. German allies such as Vichy France began to require the Karaites to register as Jews, but eventually granted them non-Jewish status after getting orders by Berlin.[38]

All of the planets of the solar system are visible together in the night sky right now, providing stargazers with a “spectacular” show to end the year.

Over the next few days, it is possible to see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn simultaneously with the naked eye, while Uranus and Neptune can be observed with binoculars or a telescope.

“These nights, we can see all the planets of our solar system at a glance, soon after sunset,” Gianluca Masi, an astronomer with the Virtual Telescope Project told Newsweek. “It happens from time to time, but it is always a spectacular sight.”

I Am The Goel Redeemer of the American Post Office

Posted on April 28, 2012 by Royal Rosamond Press

Soon, I will be pitching my tent on the grounds of the Eugene Post Office – after I send the United States Government (and my local government if need be) thirty coins to pay the debt the false evangelical Republican prophets put We The People in. We paid the dues for the Post Offices every time we bought a stamp. The Constitution says We will build post offices – and roads to the post office! The road to the Eugene Post Office begins in Nebraska where my kinsfolk, John Fremont, left to blaze the Oregon Trail so that Americans could come live in the Emerald Valley, and take on the British who wanted to make Oregon a colony of the Crown.

My kinsman, Senator Thomas Hart Benton, was the proprietor of the Oregon Territory. His daughter, Jessie Benton, married Fremont. Benton is the grandfather of the muralist, Thomas Hart Benton. My kindred, Garth Benton married my famous artistic sister, and is a muralist of renown kin to Thomas. There are murals inside the Eugene Post office that are rendered in the Benton style. These murals are kin to rock and cave paintings of the indigenous people of America, and are a part of of OUR Heritage – that I claim as the Go-el Redeemer of my families historic and creative history! The Vincent Rice Family Trust will redeem this land of our ancestors. I bid others to come forth and redeem the Post Office in your town.

After pitching my tent on this Sacred Ground, I will practice my religion by giving Biblical Lessons on the real Jesus who came to pay the debt of his ancestors, Ruth and Boaz, who owned the threshing floor upon which the temple of Solomon was built. I will prove, that the true prophet named Jesus, under God’s Laws, came to own the temple, and, with whip in hand, drove out the money lenders who put God’s Children in the bonds of slavery. Fremont was a Aboltionist canidate who co-founded the Republican party. This is why I regiestered as a Republican three years ago. Get out of my insfolk party ye false prophets! Get out!

Proof that Jesus did this, lies in the story of the Woman at the Well. Only I, with the guidance of God, have figured out why this woman calls Jesus a great prophet, who has come to restore the Jubilee, because he is God’s kinsfolk Redeemer – and he knows the laws of the widow taking a husband that go with the rules of Redeemer. This woman was the wife of brothers who died without baring children. Were they crucified? Jesus dies on the cross without baring children, and puts his mother in the care of his disciple – who is his kidred! However, this could be proof Jesus was married.

This is very complex, and needs to be studied on the grounds of the Post Office because this is a Public Place where our Founding Fathers bid We the People come and share our ideas – by posting them to our elected leaders. Religious ideas were freely sent in the mail since 1776. for this reason every Republican leader should do all they can to remove the Debt Burden they imposed to bring ruin to the Post Office so their billionaire friends cand PURCHASE what belongs – TO ALL OF US! Put up, or shut up – ye false prophets! You speak a good game of God, but what spew out your mouth is hatred for half the people in America – especially the poor widow and hungry children.

I will also be sending the United Nations thirty coins for the purchase of the temple mount so it will be a forum unto all prophets of all religions! God can stand the questioning!

Jon Presco ‘The Goel Redeemer’

Copyright 2012

 by Chuck Missler

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. – Luke 2:8
The book of Ruth, a traditional reading at harvest time during the Feast of Weeks (Shavuot), is a book of only four brief chapters that is both a classic love story and also an essential book of prophecy. One cannot understand Revelation Chapter 5 without it. It even has implications for our Christmas season, which is one of the reasons for providing a précis in this issue.
The family of Elimelech, due to a local famine, leaves its home in Bethlehem and immigrates to Moab. The two sons marry local girls, but the father and the two sons subsequently pass away, leaving his wife, Naomi, and her two daughters-in-laws destitute. Hearing that things are now better back home, Naomi decides to return to her native Bethlehem. She urges the two young girls to remain in their homeland and begin new lives, but Ruth refuses and insists on accompanying Naomi.1
The Law of Gleaning
One of the values of this book is to highlight the operation of the laws of ancient Israel. As a landowner, you were permitted to reap on one pass only: what was missed, or left behind, was available to be “gleaned” by the widows or the destitute.2
Naomi and Ruth are, of course, in that situation, and Ruth, in her support of the household, goes out to glean after the reapers and “happens”3 onto the field of Boaz, one of the wealthy landowners and the hero of our story. Boaz arranges for his reapers to drop “handfuls on purpose” to assure Ruth an abundant gathering. When Noami learns of Ruth’s good fortune, she is especially delighted since it turns out that Boaz is a kinsman of the family, and that leads to the opportunity that is the crux of the tale.
To properly understand what follows, it is necessary to be familiar with several other laws operative from the Torah.
The Law of Redemption
When property is sold in our culture, title is usually passed “in fee simple,” in perpetuity to the buyer. However, Israel’s land was granted, in the days of Joshua, to the tribes to be retained within the family. (That’s one of the reasons genealogies were so important.)
When someone “sold” a property—to pay debts, or whatever—the transaction was what we would view as a lease: there were provisions for the land to eventually return to the family.4 A “title deed” included the terms that a kinsman of the family could perform to “redeem” the property to the family.5
The Law of Levirate Marriage
There was also an unusual procedure to assure the continuation of a family in the event of the death of a husband without issue. If a widow had no son, she could request the next of kin to take her and raise children to continue the family bloodline.6
It is from this background that we understand Naomi’s opportunity in Ruth Chapter 3. She realizes that Boaz is a kinsman; therefore, there was an opportunity to regain the family properties lost by her deceased husband 10 years earlier and also a chance for Ruth to have a new life. Naomi instructs Ruth on how to proceed.
The Threshing Floor
The harvest included winnowing the wheat at a “threshing floor,” a parcel of ground where there was a prevailing wind. The grain was tossed into the air and the grain would fall downwind a small distance; the chaff, being lighter, would be carried further downwind. When done properly, two piles would result: the furthest would be burned as trash; the closer one would be bagged for the marketplace.
The harvest was, of course, also a time for celebration, and the evenings were accompanied by festivities for having made payroll another season, etc. After the celebration, the owners typically would sleep near the grain to preclude theft. Ruth is instructed by Naomi to approach Boaz privately at the threshing floor. What follows is widely misunderstood by the uninitiated reader.
The Request
Ruth approaches Boaz while he is sleeping and requests him to “spread his skirt over her as he is a near kinsman.” This is not the kind of proposition many people assume it to be.
The shul (“skirt”), or hem, was the emblem of rank or authority in Israel, much like the stripes on the sleeve of a naval officer or airline pilot in our culture. (This insight is essential to really understand David’s cutting Saul’s hem,7 or why the woman with the issue of blood touched Christ’s hem,8 etc.)
Ruth was asking Boaz to put the authority of his house over her. She is invoking her right under the laws of Israel for him to take her to wife. Boaz was delighted to accommodate her, but there remained an obstacle to be overcome.
A Nearer Kinsman?
It seems that there is a nearer kinsman who would have to first step aside for Boaz to assume his role. This is a cloud over the otherwise joyous proceedings. Boaz takes on the task of confronting this nearer kinsman, in front of the city council, to force the issue.
When a widow requested the next of kin to perform the role of the goel, or kinsman-redeemer, he wasn’t forced to. In fact, there were three conditions to be met:
1. He had to be qualified as a kinsman;
2. He had to be able to perform;
3. He had to be willing.
There were two issues at stake: the redeeming of the land for Naomi and the taking of Ruth to wife. As far as the land is concerned, the man appears to be willing. But for some undisclosed reason, he is unable to perform where Ruth is concerned. That clears the way for our hero, Boaz, to fulfill his role as the goel.
The giving of the shoe needs an explanation. If the nearer kinsman declined the responsibility, he would have to yield one of his shoes and could also suffer the indignity of being spit upon. When he declined, he performed the traditional gesture by yielding his shoe to Boaz. The shoe was intended to be a symbol of disgrace, but to Boaz it was a marriage license!
(It may seem remarkable that Boaz, a wealthy Jew, would take a Gentile to wife. Remember who his mother was: Rahab, the harlot of Jericho.9 Both Rahab and Ruth are in Christ’s genealogy.10)
A Closer Look
This elegant love story is a classic in literature, and it also gives us some interesting insights into the life of ancient Israel.
But if we look more closely, we will discover that it is much more than that. The plan of God appears to be hidden among its colorful symbols and roles. The Bible frequently deals in symbols, models, or “types.”11 As we examine the role of Boaz as the goel, or kinsman-redeemer, we can easily see how he, in some ways, pre-figures our own kinsman-redeemer, Jesus Christ. Through his act of redemption, Boaz returns Naomi (Israel) to her land, and also takes Ruth (a Gentile) as his bride. This suggests a parallel with the Church as the Gentile bride of Christ.
The parallels between Boaz, Naomi, and Ruth with Christ, Israel, and the Church have been widely recognized, and it is remarkable to notice how many additional details of the story are consistent with this viewpoint.
The Unnamed Servant
Who first introduces Boaz to Ruth? An unnamed servant.12 This is suggestive of the role of the Holy Spirit, and it is interesting that in every example that the Holy Spirit is viewed in such a role, He is always the “unnamed servant.” In Genesis 24, Abraham, as the Father, sent his “eldest servant” to gather a bride for his son Isaac. This unnamed servant seems to be mentioned elsewhere13 as Eliezer, which means “Comforter.” Why does the Holy Spirit always appear as the unnamed servant? Because Jesus said “He would never testify of Himself.”14
It is interesting that, no matter how much Boaz wanted Ruth, as a gentleman there was nothing he could do until she declared herself. It was her move. No matter how much Jesus loves us, He awaits our response. How about you? Have you asked your Goel to do His “kinsman-redeemer” part for you?
The Nearer Kinsman
What does the “nearer kinsman” symbolize? Most scholars view him as the Law. What the Law could not do, Jesus has already done for us. It is also significant that at the confrontation with the “nearer kinsman,” it was Ruth’s position to confront the nearer kinsman; however, Boaz stood in Ruth’s place and took the entire burden upon himself.
This Christmas season we will, of course, think of those shepherds who were visited by the angels announcing the birth of the Son of David in Bethlehem. It is interesting to reflect on the possibility that these shepherds were tending their flocks in the very fields that had belonged to Boaz and Ruth so long before.
We note that this love story climaxes with Boaz “purchasing” his (Gentile) bride.15 Jesus also has purchased us: it was with His blood on a wooden cross two thousand years ago. May His richest blessings attend you and yours during this special holiday season!
Appendix: The Strange Toast
As they celebrated the wedding of Ruth and Boaz at the end of Ruth Chapter 4, we encounter a rather strange remark in verse 12: “May your house be like Perez…” If you understand the sordid tale of Judah and Tamar,16 which leads to the illegitimate birth of Perez, you might be inclined to think, “Same to you, fella!” What kind of a “toast” or blessing is that?
To understand what lies behind this unusual prophecy, we need to remember that in the case of an illegitimate son, there could be no inheritance for ten generations.17 Appended to the Book of Ruth is the genealogy from Perez, and ten generations leads us to David, anointed King over Israel!
When Israel clamored for a king and Samuel anointed Saul,18 we often get the impression that David was an “afterthought” when Saul didn’t work out. Not so. Here, as early as the time of the Judges, is a prophecy that David was God’s destined choice for King. Perhaps that is why Samuel had to go to the tribe of Benjamin, rather than the royal tribe of Judah19 for his selection: the curse on Perez’s line hadn’t run out yet.

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