Elhanan ben-Avraham

Elhanan ben-Avraham
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Elhanan ben-Avraham, born in 1945, is a professional artist, poet, writer and father of two, grandfather of four, living in Israel since 1979. He has served in the IDF, taught the Bible internationally, published two illustrated books of poetry, and painted two large Biblical murals in public buildings in Jerusalem, among many other works. He and his wife live in a quiet village in the Mountains of Judah. Elhanan ben-Avraham, born in 1945, is a professional artist, poet, writer and father of two, grandfather of four, living in Israel since 1979. He has served in the IDF, taught the Bible internationally, published two illustrated books of poetry, and painted two large Biblical murals in public buildings in Jerusalem, among many other works. He and his wife live in a quiet village in the Mountains of Judah.

Truth

Elhanan writes, "When all the onion skins are finally peeled away, is truth left there to be seen- one truth for all? In the shifting history of human societies truth has been sought after by many philosophers and savants and religious figures throughout the ages..."

Israel is real

Elhanan writes, "For the sake of dreamers and theological speculators counting angels on the head of pins, sprouting doctrines of certainty about death and other mysteries unknowable to the living, God has slammed a harsh reality before their faces."

The burdensome stumbling stone of Jerusalem

Elhanan writes, "And the very learned gather in vain in the night to find a formula to untie the Gordian Knot, seeking the sword Excalibur to slice the Holy City and Land into appeasing pieces for peace..."

Sin – a thick fog separating us from God

Sin is a word that has become very unpopular and fallen almost into disuse in our time. In the secular world it is nothing...

Jerusalem: A cup of trembling

Elhanan writes, "There is little doubt that the parting of the Holy Land is central to all nations in their political programs to solve the longstanding great controversy. But the prophets Joel, Zechariah, Ezekiel, Isaiah, Micah and others foresee a day of reckoning over Jerusalem..."

The biblical blueprint- and the Dead Sea scroll of Isaiah

Elhanan writes, "The entire biblical theme speaks of an unfolding historical process leading to an ultimate purpose and culmination. Today’s events in Israel are part of that ongoing process in G-d’s continuing and unbroken history."

Ideas and their consequences: “You may know a tree by its fruit”

Elhanan writes, "It is over and against these multiple gods that Israel, a tiny nation of people, were commissioned to serve the revealed YHVH as his witnesses. They were admonished to not serve these gods of gold and silver and stone, but the one living Creator of all the universe."

The blind pulpit

Elhanan writes, "The Holy Book lies open upon the altar, wrapped in a dense fog of dogma and doctrine, of mere speculations on matters not given unto men to know, neither doctrines of death and its detailed aftermath, nor the means and devices by which the Creation occurred."

A freedom of will

Elhanan writes, "The Creator is known as omnipotent, omniscient, and all-in-all. Then how is it we might have free will?"

I hear voices

Elhanan writes, "In psychiatric terms if one ‘hears voices’ he is suspected of a mental disorder, even schizophrenia. But I hear voices. I hear the myriads of voices... But there is one that is distinctly my own. Then there is another, one that chimes in gently at times to fuse with my own, but clearly that of Another, one of great wisdom and inspiration."