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In many Bible passages, silver represents both function and beauty, always associated with a thing of notable price–money, utensils, jewelry, instruments, crowns, shrines, sundry riches. The Word of God is also compared to silver, as something of great worth, having been tested by fire, purified and stripped of imperfections, an item of substance and beauty, ready for use, regarded with wonder.

Essays in this category will focus on edification, being more instructional in nature, perhaps with a bent toward historical context and cross-referencing.

The words of the Lord are flawless like silver,
purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times
• Psalm 12:6 •

Click to read previously published posts related to edification.

Why this Jubilee ? Or, What the Old Testament & My Alma Mater Have in Common
A Christmas word study in quite a few parts

• PART ONE • { in which the connection between Carolina, Christmas, and ’70s rock comes down to one word }

• PART TWO • { in which a popular holiday tune reveals its quaint French roots }

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