Could the woman described in the Song of Solomon really be the Queen of Sheba?
The ‘Tappuach’ is a fruit or tree mentioned 6 times in the old Testament and normally translated ‘apple:’ but botanists and linguists dispute it. This article reviews the latest evidence to explain why, in my book ‘Transformed by Love,’ I opt for ‘apricot.’
Jeremiah is often known as a prophet of ‘doom and gloom.’ Yet, in the middle of a passage denouncing Israel’s sins and warning of coming judgement, we find this gem of encouragement – a manifesto concerning the true source of fulfilment in life and God’s agenda for bringing us into that place.
It is a question that’s been asked, not just by agnostics and atheists, but many a disappointed enquirer and even many believers, frustrated by God’s seeming inaccessibility. There’s no single answer appropriate for every case: but I’d like to offer one key thought that can help our understanding