Almost as if it were a preamble, Psalm 103: 1-2 concentrates on the benefactor. This way, it assures the believer that whatever benefits which are to follow can be counted upon because of the divinity,
Why would anyone have to be reminded not to forget all of the Lord’s benefits? Could it be that we have become so accustomed to them that we take them for granted? Or, that we
We could very easily take all day to bless His holy nature. By nature, He is omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, omni-beneficent. By nature, He is gracious, loving and kind. By nature, He is real, righteous and
“(= Khudur-Lagamar of the inscriptions), king of Elam. Many” “centuries before the age of Abraham, Canaan and even the” “Sinaitic peninsula had been conquered by Babylonian kings, and” in the time of Abraham himself Babylonia was ruled by a dynasty which claimed sovereignity over Syria and Palestine. The kings “of the dynasty bore names which were not Babylonian, but at once” South Arabic and Hebrew. The most famous king of the dynasty was “Khammu-rabi, who united Babylonia under one rule, and made” “Babylon its capital. When he ascended the throne, the country” “was under the suzerainty of the Elamites, and was divided into” “two kingdoms, that of Babylon (the Biblical Shinar) and that of” Larsa (the Biblical Ellasar). The king of Larsa was Eri-Aku “(“the servant of the moon-god”), the son of an Elamite prince,” “Kudur-Mabug, who is entitled “the father of the land of the” “Amorites.” A recently discovered tablet enumerates among the” “enemies of Khammu-rabi, Kudur-Lagamar (“the servant of the” “goddess Lagamar”) or Chedorlaomer, Eri-Aku or Arioch, and” “Tudkhula or Tidal. Khammu-rabi, whose name is also read” “Ammi-rapaltu or Amraphel by some scholars, succeeded in” overcoming Eri-Aku and driving the Elamites out of Babylonia. “Assur-bani-pal, the last of the Assyrian conquerors, mentions in” two inscriptions that he took Susa 1635 years after “Kedor-nakhunta, king of Elam, had conquered Babylonia. It was in” the year B.C. 660 that Assur-bani-pal took Susa.
Definition of Chedorlaomer: “roundness of a sheaf”
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