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The Psalter (2): Wittenberg Hymnal 

Before the Reformation, singing in church was often done by a group of performers instead of the whole congregation. The Reformers believed that the whole congregation should sing to give praise to God together and be an active part of worship.   By 1524, only seven years after the Reformation began, Martin Luther, working with a […]

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Trees of the Bible (5): Palm Tree

The palm tree is another important tree in the Bible. The type of palm tree native to Israel is also called the date palm because it produces large clumps of fruit called dates. Dates were an important fruit in Bible times. They were a main food that everyone ate since dates grew abundantly in the […]

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Trees of the Bible (4): Fig Tree

The fig tree is the third tree mentioned by name in the Bible, after the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Adam and Eve used the leaves of the fig tree to try to make aprons for themselves to cover themselves after the Fall. Fig trees are mentioned as […]

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Trees of the Bible (3): Oaks of Bashan

Oaks are one of the trees mentioned often in the Bible. This is a recognizable tree for many of us since oaks are found all around the world. The particular types of oak mentioned in the Bible are two kinds that grow short, gnarled, and broad with acorns that are slim and pointed. Oaks were […]

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