Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Random Update On CLR's Plan To Unitize Long Creek -- November 20, 2018

A reader wrote to tell me that he has received paperwork from CLR regarding Long Creek unitization. Needs mineral owner approval. In the December, 2018, hearing dockets:
CLR and the Long Creek development, 56 more wells in the unit. All owners received a load of papers from CLR. We will all get a new decimal interest when they start and share from all wells in the unitized area.
Long Creek is about eight miles east-southeast of Williston:

Photos from the reader:

Long Creek is tracked here, but it has not been updated in a very, very long time.

The Literature Page

As noted, the Bible is one of the books I am now reading for history and literary reasons. I will limit myself to the Hebrew Bible, the Pentateuch, the Torah for now.

Back in 2012, I read a biography of the bible, by Karen Armstrong, Notes are here. I am now carrying that small book in my backpack and will re-read it and update the notes now that I have a better feeling for the authorship and the first five books of the Bible.

Karen's biography begins, Chapter 1, Torah --
In 597 BCE, the tiny state of Judah in the highlands of Canaan broke its vassalage treaty with Nebuchadnezzar, ruler of the powerful Babylonian empire. It was a catastrophic mistake. Three months later, the Babylonian army besieged Jerusalem, Judah's capital. The young king surrendered immediately and was deported to Babylonia, together with some ten thousand of the citizens who made the state viable: priests, military leaders, craftsmen, and metal workers. As they left Jerusalem, the exiles would have taken one last look at the temple built on Mount Zion by King Solomon (c. 970 - 930 BCE), the centre of their national and spiritual life, sadly aware that in all likelihood they would never see it again. Their fears were realized; in 586, after yet another rebellion in Judah, Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Jerusalem and burned Solomon's temple to the ground.
Key words:
  • Judah: southern kingdom
  • Canaan: land of milk and honey; the promise(d) land
  • Babylonia: Babel
  • Jerusalem: capital
  • Mount Zion
  • Solomon's Temple
A most interesting book, The Book of J, translation by David Rosenberg, commentary by Harold Bloom, fills in much of the void. It is conjecture and opinion, of course, but it allows the reader to reflect and consider his/her own ideas about that period of time and how the Bible came to be. Notes of that book are here

This is the New York Times review of The Book of J, translation by Rosenberg: link here.


  1. Even as a Christian the Hebrew Bible is so rich. I love the Major Prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel even the minor prophets particularly Zechariah. What I find interesting is 150 before the return of the Jews to Jerusalem from their captivity in Babylon, the prophet Isaiah prophesized their return to rebuild Jerusalem under the Persian King Cyrus. At the point of being captured King Nebuchadnezzar was the top dog of Assyrian Babylon and during the 70 years of captivity Babylon was conquered by the Persians. Ezekiel 37 "drybone" and the rebirth of Israel along with chapters 38-39 the war of Gog and Magog with the Russian (Magog), Persia (Iran) and Gomer/Beth Togarmah (Turkey)along Put (Libya) and Cush (Sudan) coming together to attack Israel are almost out of today headlines.

    1. Thank you. I am absolutely enjoying the Bible and reading about the Bible (again) fascinating. With more and more children no longer going to church or reading the Bible there will be a huge population down the road that will know that history.