That Elusive Psalm 133 Blessing
Most Christians are familiar with the blessing commanded for those brethren who dwell together in unity (see Psalm 133:1-3). Most Christians also know that achieving that status is an elusive accomplishment. Yes, it's easy to seem in unity with people we hardly know in a big congregation during a Sunday service, but the Psalm clearly says the blessing is for those who "dwell together in unity."
The Hebrew word translated "dwell" is "yawshab." It comes from a primitive root meaning "to sit." It can also be translated "remain, settle, or marry." Clearly, this is talking about being in very close relationship with others, even to the extent of being...(Read More)