What does "seat of the scornful" mean in Psalm 1:1 (KJV)

Psalm 1:1 (American King James Version)

"Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful".

Sources suggest that the line, to sit in the seat of the scornful from the verse above, means to dwell in the seat of a judge, passing judgment in scorn and ridicule of others, holding them in derision.

According to Life in Christ Ministries, the seat of mockers refers to those who mock, scorn, or ridicule the people of God or things of God.

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Of interest, archaeologists from Israel’s top university have used radiocarbon dating to pinpoint the arrival of domestic camels in the Middle East and they say the science directly contradicts the Bible’s version of events.

Camels are mentioned as pack animals in the biblical stories of Abraham, Joseph and Jacob, Old Testament stories that historians peg to between 2000 and 1500 BC. But Erez Ben-Yosef and Lidar Sapir-Hen of Tel Aviv University's Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures say camels weren’t domesticated in Israel until centuries later, more like 900 BC. Read more at Fox News.

Updated on Friday, March 07 2014 at 09:00AM EST
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