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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.

Ben Yehuda

Elhanan writes, "Eliezer Ben Yehuda almost single-handedly revived the ancient Hebrew language from the dead, but little could he imagine that a century later on the street called by his name in the heart of Jerusalem hordes would be again speaking that tongue of the prophets."

Sin: What is it?

Elhanan writes, "Sin is not only a single act of stealing or committing adultery, but is a direction travelled. It is a dynamic movement that may begin with a single step in the wrong direction..."

Wonderland, Fantasy Land, the Holy Land, and the Land of Oz

Elhanan writes, "There are many and endless discussions and theological debates regarding that which is in fact the mysterious and unknowable and unprovable but for our speculations and often conflicting interpretations..."

The ninth of Av

From this mount were we driven by the fist of wrath, dispersed by decree of the patient Judge of thoughts, trampled and tormented for the full...

On trinity and a mother of God

Elhanan writes, "It may behoove us to better understand the different paradigms of thought regarding biblical understanding: the Greco-Roman paradigm which has somewhat altered the Bible, from the original Hebrew paradigm."

Parthenogenesis: Virgin birth

Elhanan writes, "A professor of a Southern California university informed me recently that the idea of a virgin birth is not entirely scientifically impossible."

Trust – A characteristic of God

Elhanan writes, "A word that might well best apply to God and his character is trust. Any who have trusted in God has found that he is trustworthy."

Out of time

Elhanan writes, "I’m out of time. No, it has little to do with aging itself, but as I walk the Narrow Path along the 21th century streets of Jerusalem I stroll along with King Hezekiah and Isaiah the prophet."

Sovereign of the universe

Elhanan writes, "At my own encounter with the Sovereign of the Universe, there was nothing I was doing right, and I was certainly not in a synagogue or church, but in the wild heat of the pagan celebration of Carnival in Salvador, Brazil."

How not to witness to a Jew

Elhanan writes, "It was a laugh that sparkled like pure water gushing from a fresh spring and bubbling over the rocks of a brook. And it had something to do with Jesus."