DNA of the Old Testament

The fact that the order of the Old Testament canon is different in the Hebrew Bible from the Christian Bible shows that the books can be grouped in a number of ways. The Hebrew Bible gathers them as Law, Prophets and Writings. Chris Wooldridge has worked out a “Covenant-literary” ordering which is similar to that in the Christian Bible but with a few minor differences.

Flight of the Dove (Psalm 124)

Fifteen of the Psalms (120-134) begin with the words, “A song of ascents.” The title may indicate that these were sung by worshipers ascending the road to Jerusalem for the three annual “pilgrim” festivals, Passover, Pentecost and Booths. All of these songs are brief, they employ a degree of repetition, and they focus on the hope of Zion.

The Crystalline Vision

Bauhaus and the Bible

“What is in the nature of these materials?”

The Bauhaus, founded in Germany in 1919 by architect Walter Gropius, had a profound influence in every area of design, from graphics and typography to clothing, furniture and architecture. The institution was not so much a style as a method, its philosophy based on the idea that if something is well-designed it will be beautiful of its own accord.

The means to this end involved the founding of an art school where every student was also a tradesman, and every tradesman was also an artist. The Bauhaus manifesto expressed Gropius’ desire to unite the trades and the arts that their works might possess the grace of an inseparable marriage, a union of function and form.

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