Thursday, November 12, 2020

Queerying 24th after Pentecost A

ID: a series of four interconnected winged disks. The disks are shaped like circular rings, and each has four wings at right angles to each other.

River Needham M.A., queeries the Tanakh reading. 

Tanakh: Judges 4:1-7

Now that Ehud was dead, the Israelites did things that offended the Becoming One. So, the Becoming One offered them to King Jabin of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. Sisera commanded the army based in The Heads of the Nations. 

The Israelites cried out to the Becoming One, because Sisera and his 900 chariots oppressed the Israelites harshly for two decades. Deborah, who had a husband, was a prophetess. She led Israel during this time. She sat under her palm tree between Ramah and Bethel in Ephraim's portion of the land. All of the Israelites could come to her for decisions. 

One day, she summoned Barak, son of Abinoam, of Kadesh in Naphtali. She said: The Becoming One, Israel's God, has commanded: Get up, go to Mount Tabor. Take 10,000 humans from Naphtali and Zebulun.  I will attract Sisera and all his troops to Wadi Kishon, and hand them over to you.

Queeries for the text:
Who was Ehud?
Where was Hazor?
Why was the army based in The Heads of the Nations?
Where else are chariots used to liberate?
Who is unnamed in this passage? Why is that significant? Who remains nameless?
What are the consequences for participating in oppression?
How does the story end?

What are your queeries?

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