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.

Brave New World Redux

Elhanan writes, "Perhaps the admonition in that 1931 classic, Brave New World, has been forgotten, and needs to be again popularized in our time for the new generation to gain some much needed perspective."

Magic or Miracle?

Elhanan writes, "So much of the great medical achievements today are just taken for granted. On the other hand, divine miracles recorded in the Bible were not done leaving any in doubt for the observers."

The Shadow of Things to Come

Elhanan writes, "The Kingdom of God is not made up of words or symbols, rituals, dogmas, organizations, books on theology or doctrine or declarations of faith or the Bible itself, but of the Reality to which they all point. The Torah -the Law of God- is also termed similarly: The Law is a shadow of the good things to come, not the realities themselves."

The Man of Lawlessness

Elhanan writes, "In current times we are seeing a rapid disintegration and marginalization of biblical law in western society. Ten Commandments monuments (and crosses, Biblical quotes and displays, and prayer) have been declared unconstitutional on public property in the USA, and are virtually unknown to the minds of much of the younger generation. "

The Earth as in the days of Noah

Elhanan writes, "And the Messiah has indicated that the latter days upon the Earth before his return would be "as in the days of Noah" (Matthew 24:37)."

An encouragement to youth in turbulent times

Elhanan writes, "Prophets of doom are abundant and quite popular, and have always been. Sometimes they are right, but much more often wrong. Having survived the swells and storms for my 71 years till now, I can say I have heard far more of the latter than the former."

Truth and Love

Elhanan writes, "The current world has drifted so far from truth that there is little truth left to believe... A most recent example of the death of truth is UNESCO’s official majority decision declaring in effect that there is no Jewish history in Jerusalem."

Predisposition And Choice

Elhanan writes, "In comparing genetic propensities for illness or eye color with all human behavior, one is mixing physical predispositions without any choice for the individual having them, with predisposition that can include choice for humans, which is why included in the Torah is the human predisposition for adultery, theft, coveting, blasphemy, murder, homosexuality- thou shalt not."

Discrimination and the Nobel Prize

Elhanan writes,"Discrimination- or discriminating- were once fine words, describing the ability to discern.. But with the recent evolution of that word into a negative political incorrectness, we have evolved into a gray sameness of all ideas, ideals, sexual identities and religious faiths, afraid to discriminate between them lest someone be offended"

“Love Your Enemies” – Easier Said than Done

Elhanan writes, "These words spoken by Yeshua (Jesus) make for a fine and heart-warming Bible study, but may in fact be the most difficult to realize when faced with a real enemy."