Tag Archives: Ezekiel

(Na,Ca)-8 Al-6 Si-6 O-24 (S,SO)-4

The chemical formula for lazurite is (Na,Ca)8Al6Si6O24(S,SO)4. It is the primary mineral in lapis lazuli, a semi-precious gemstone valued for its opaque color. The gemstone name is composed of lapis, which is Latin for stone, and lazuli, the deep blue color. This … Continue reading

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Beyond bone valley

Ezekiel was a prophet during a rough time. Let’s sketch the picture. God promises old childless Abram, later Abraham, that he will be the father of multitudes. God fulfills his promise through Isaac and Jacob to Joseph. After Joseph, this … Continue reading

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Lapis lazuli

I’m reading the Old Testament book of Ezekiel. When God called Ezekiel to be a prophet to the exiled Israelites, he gave him a vision. [Let’s review: after being delivered from slavery in Egypt, wandering in the desert for a … Continue reading

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Stand in the gap

To “stand in the gap” means to expose yourself for the protection of another, to make defense against an immediate danger, to take the place of a fallen defender. It is a common principle in God’s word to us, the Bible. In Ezekiel … Continue reading

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