This second of the trilogy, Touching God, provides a daily short saying from the ancient sheik, Job, from King David's psalms, and from his son King Solomon's Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs. Job lived some thousand years before David and Solomon; yet we see the same wisdom of God shines forth in every millennium of mankind. Since it is illegal to copy long passages of modern translations, I spent many hours carefully paraphrasing all the "Wisdom Literature" taken from the King James Translation which is not copyrighted. I updated the vocabulary used in 1611 Middle English to modern words. We no longer say thee, thou, hast, knowest, so those words all had to be modernized. Middle English vocabulary was sometimes different also. For example, "froward" does not mean to go ahead; it means difficult. In 1611, words were spelled much differently, many letters of the alphabet shaped much differently, and numerous commas were inserted every few words. Their sentences were often in reverse order. For example, the text would read, "I beheld not the moon," and I reversed it to "I did not see the moon." We, today, have great difficulty reading English written four hundred years ago. Here is an example:" In the beginning God created the Heauen, and the Earthe. And the earthe was without forme, and voyd; and darkene¿¿e was vpon the face of the deepe: and the Spirit of God mooued vpon the face of the waters. And God ¿aid, Let there bee light: and there was light. And God ¿aw the light, that it was goode: and God diuided the light from the darkene¿¿e. And God called the light, Daye, and the darkne¿¿e he called Nighte:. and the euening and the morning were the fir¿t daye."The beautiful cover is an original by famed watercolorist, Betsy Kemp Thompson.
Katheryn Maddox Haddad grew up in the cold north and now lives in Arizona where she does not have to shovel sunshine. She basks in 100-degree weather with palm trees, cacti, and a computer with most of the lettering worn off.
She has a bachelor's degree in English, Bible, and history, from Harding University, a Master's Degree in management and human relations from Abilene Christian University, and part of a Master's Degree in Bible from Harding University, including Greek studies.
She spends half her day writing, and the other half teaching English over the internet worldwide using the Bible as textbook through World English Institute. She has taught some 7000 Muslims, mostly in the Middle East. Students she has converted to Christianity are in hiding in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Jordan, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Indonesia, and Palestine. "They are my heroes," she says.
In addition to her seventy-seven books (non-fiction, novels, and storybooks), she has written numerous articles for Gospel Advocate, Twentieth Century Christian, Firm Foundation, Christian Bible Teacher, Christian Woman, and several world mission publications. Her weekly column, Little-Known Facts About the Bible, appeared several years in newspapers in North Carolina and Texas.
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