Judges

Today’s prayer and meditation brought up an interesting correlation – that between the Judges of the Bible and potentially the Báb (Ali Muhammad Shirāzi) and Baha’u’llah (Mírzá Ḥusayn-`Alí Núrí).  The differences would be that the latter two actually brought in new, or possibly updated teachings – not spiritually different, but rather socially advanced.  The Báb actually translates as The Gate, the forerunner to the one who declared himself to be a manifestation of God, Baha’u’llah – which literally is the title of Glory of God.

Judges were provided, appointed, etc. by God when His chosen people were in distress and called out to God to send them a leader.  So what happens when people other than His chosen call out for help?

It was an interesting contemplation. 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Judges

    • Not sure there is one. The judges succeeded to a degree, and failed miserably to a degree, only to be replaced with kings since the people wanted a human king, rather than a heavenly one. Through the lens of time, I’d say both the Báb and Baha’u’llah followed that particular tradition. The question is whether they were sent and/or chosen by God. If so, then what they wrote should be considered of/from God. If not ….

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