Noth proposed that the entire history was the creation of a single individual working in the exilic period (6th century BCE); since then there has been wide recognition that the history appeared in two "editions", the first in the reign of Judah's King Josiah (late 7th century), the second during the exile (6th century).
Noth's dating was based on the assumption that the history was completed very soon after its last recorded event, the release of King Jehoiachin in Babylon c.
I have someone at the church where I pastor at who is a very dear and near friend of mine.
We are closer than I am to my blood brother and that is the idea behind Solomon’s proverb.
That same type of affection is the level that some Christian brothers and sisters reach in their friendship with one another.
Surely you can imagine taking a bullet for your spouse and/or your children to save their lives but what about a friend?
Scripture tells us that angels are God’s servants, sent by Him into the world to serve His will.(NIV)Proverbs Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.(NIV)Proverbs A bowl of vegetables with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate.Moses was married to a Cushite (Ethiopian) woman (Numbers 12:1-16), and God was angry with Aaron and Miriam for criticizing that marriage.The Hebrews were forbidden to marry Canaanites and other pagan peoples (Exodus -16; Deuteronomy 7:1-3).There is nothing in the Bible saying it is wrong to date or marry a person of a different race.There are a few incidental mentions of race in the Bible (e.g., that Ethiopian's skin was different, Jeremiah ), but there is nothing saying one race is superior to another.(NIV)Proverbs -19There are three things that amaze me—no, four things that I don’t understand:how an eagle glides through the sky,how a snake slithers on a rock,how a ship navigates the ocean,how a man loves a woman.(NLT)Song of Solomon 1:2Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth— for your love is more delightful than wine.The reason was because those people worshipped idols, not because of race; the Hebrews, Amorites, Canaanites, etc. The apostle Paul encouraged Christians not to marry unbelievers (2 Corinthians ), but here again, the reason was religious, not racial.Jesus and His apostles taught that we must respect and show compassion for all people of God's creation without regard to artificial distinctions like race and nationality.