Rub-a-dub-dub No, there was no tub.
After reading Arthur Sutherland’s I Was A Stranger last Christmas, I immediately looked up “Hospitality” in the Anchor Bible Dictionary and found John Koenig’s offering which then prompted me to purchase and read his book. The ABD article, though much shorter, covers the subject more broadly, actually, and in some respects excited me even more. At any rate, just finding this treasure hiding there in plain sight like that was such a huge blessing to me, and I recommend a look at it to any reader I might attract.
That said, I want to quote a couple of bits from Koenig’s ABD publication, and then copy my own notes of initial thoughts and reaction to it. I hope it gets others thinking, talking, and maybe even making changes in our world for God’s glory.
“…the word most often associated with ‘hospitality’ in the LXX and the NT is…
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