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Grace and Union
Beauty and Bands
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Grace and Union
Grace and Union [Heb. nōʿam—‘pleasantness, graciousness,’ ḥōḇelîm—‘cords, ropes’] (Zec. 11:7, 10, 14); AV BEAUTY AND BANDS; NEB FAVOUR AND UNION. The names given to two symbolical staffs. (As R. C. Dentan [IB, VI, 1104] points out, an Ugaritic text [UT 68:11–19] offers an interesting, if remote,
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BEAUTY AND BANDS
BEAUTY AND BANDS<bu’-ti>, <bandz> (נֹעַם‎ [nòam], and חֹבְלִים‎ [chobhelim]): The names given in Zechariah 11:7, 14 to two symbolical staves, the first signifying Yahweh’s covenant of grace with the peoples, and the second representing the brotherhood of Judah and Israel. The breaking of the two
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Common Grace
common grace. In distinction from God’s special or saving *grace, this is unmerited divine mercy given generally to all humanity. John *Calvin presented a nascent form of this doctrine in connection with God’s *general revelation, *providence and the *image of God in humanity. Later, several *Puritans,
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Beauty, and Bands
BEAUTY, būʹti, AND BANDS, bandz (נֹעַם‎, nō‛am, and חֹֽבְלַים‎, ḥōbhelīm): The names given in Zec 11:7, 14 to two symbolical staves, the first signifying Jeh’s covenant of grace with the peoples, and the second representing the brotherhood of Judah and Israel. The breaking of the two staves is symbolic
Key passages
Zec 11:7–14

And I shepherded the flock doomed to slaughter, even the afflicted of the flock. I took two staffs, one I called Kindness, and the other I called Unity, and I shepherded the flock. And I got rid of three shepherds in one month, for I grew impatient with them, and they also became …