Who Was Pierced?

[…] and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, […]

Zechariah 12:10 (KJV)

Whom – I can’t stress this enough. The translation you use is filled with biases and the predefined paradigms of those who translated it. And that’s okay when we’re reading for the milk of the word, but we need to get technical if we’re going to chew on the meat. To understand what I’m talking about, let’s breakdown this verse in Zechariah. Continue reading “Who Was Pierced?”

Hearts of Stone

Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which the Lord of hosts hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the Lord of hosts.

Zechariah 7:12 (KJV)

Stone – When you think about hearts of stone, which verse do you think of? I gravitate toward the famous verse from Ezekiel 36:26 about the LORD taking out the hearts of stone and giving a heart of flesh in its place. But I never thought about how these people acquired a heart of stone in the first place until I read this verse above. Continue reading “Hearts of Stone”