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Balm in the Bible - a Christian perspective
The prophet mourns the deep sorrow of his people, and wonders why the physicians of Gilead can't cure this sadness. (This phrase finds it way into a famous poem by Edgar Allan Poe as well.)
Gilead in the Bible - a Christian perspective
The famous cry for a "balm in Gilead," made even more famous by its reference in an Edgar Allan Poe poem. The writer is lamenting the hardship that God's people are suffering, and wondering why God hasn't come to help them yet.