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.

Something wrong?

Elhanan writes, "But one came along in the history of humankind to provide an example of a much better way, of love rather than hate, of forgiveness rather than revenge, but his pleading message is much spoken against, left as an impossible dream to be mocked and scoffed..."

Unity – one for all and all for one

Elhanan writes, "The question remains: given the divisive inclination of the individual human mind, is that unity achievable in reality? If so, what should it look like?"

To the fourth generation and the time of the judgment of God

Elhanan writes, "Is there an historical pattern that may be observed to each fourth generation? First, Israel itself was formed in the fourth generation: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the tribes of Israel..."

40 years in the kingdom

Elhanan writes, "There is but one other viable address: in Him who has never failed me, who has tested me in sickness and in health, in war and in peace these past forty years, but has brought me through every struggle, and given me every desire of my heart to this moment."

Seventy nations versus Israel

Elhanan writes, "And is it mere coincidence that these events seem to parallel that which is foretold in the Biblical prophecy, or are these the very days and time spoken of by the prophet of God?"

The shepherd of Israel

Elhanan writes, "There is a good feeling in the shuk, a sense of our commonality, of our re-gathering to feast and keep the Sabbath again on the mountains of Israel after a 2000-year exile, as promised by the Prophets."

Francis Bacon: New Atlantis- a Utopian Vision from 1627

Elhanan writes, "Francis Bacon’s 1627 utopian New Atlantis defines a very careful but compassionate program for immigration to the utopian land... Surprisingly, Bacon introduces a Jew as a citizen of the community, as one of those describing their lifestyle in his text, and that written in a period when the Jew of Europe was not looked well upon."

Good and bad ideas

Elhanan writes, "Right and wrong, good and bad- or even evil- are ideas that have been lost to the discernment and lexicon of knowledge of the post-modern Western mind, to its own detriment."

Upon the ark – Noach and his family

Elhanan writes, "Though the name Noach in Hebrew means comfort, I am not certain that the call to the prophet Noach was all that comfortable, or even comforting. And that of Yeshua, which is the Hebrew word for salvation, is similar. "

A seamless garment

Elhanan writes, "A serious artist cannot tolerate a disconnect between the vision and the reality, and thus will struggle fervently with the material of his medium to bring down that vision into the reality of his art."

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