Paul's Passing Thoughts

God Is Our Refuge and Strength!

Posted in Uncategorized by Andy Young, PPT contributing editor on December 8, 2016

Despite the popularity of the traditional hymn “Rock of Ages”, the expression itself is not found anywhere in the Bible – unless you are using the ever-popular “reformed” Bible, the ESV, where it can be found in Isaiah 26:4.  But that expression doesn’t quite capture the full meaning of the verse.

The Hebrew language is “ideomatic”, meaning that it does not necessarily have grammatical structure like noun, verb, adjective, subject, predicate, etc.  Much like oriental “ideograms”, Hebrew words create a picture of an idea being expressed.  The meme below probably best captures the idea expressed in Isaiah 26:4.



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  1. John said, on December 8, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    I don’t know who said it, but I like it: The ESV is the Protestants’ Koran; and Calvin, Piper, Sproul, and MacArthur (peace be upon them in all sorts of ways) are the Protestants’ Allamahs, Alims, and Imams.

    Somehow, that statement is not that odd, after all. Come to think of it…


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