Category Archives: religion

Joshua 1-4: Crossing the Jordan

Introduction: The book of Joshua has two main components, likely by different authors.  The first describes the conquest of Canaan, and the second describes its settlement.   The book is an amalgam of many different sources from many different authors over … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 33-34: Farewell from Moses

Moses bids the Israelites farewell before dying.  He blesses every tribe individually.  For example, of Judah, he says “Hear, O LORD the voice of Judah / And restore him to his people. / Though his own hands strive for him, … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 29-32: You will be banished, then brought back

Moses speaks to Israel: You have seen the wondrous feats the LORD has performed in Egypt and along the way.  I led you for 40 years through the wilderness, but your clothes did not wear out and you never ran … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 9-12: Your disobedience, centralization of worship

Hear, Israel!  You are about to cross the Jordan and dispossess nations greater than you, conquering cities built by giants, with walls sky-high.  The LORD himself will lead you.  Remember that he is not doing this because you are virtuous, … Continue reading

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Leviticus 9-12: God kills priests, food laws

On the eighth day following the beginning of the ordination of Aaron and his sons, they sacrifice animals and meal; the community does the same.  The LORD appears to all the people, and fire comes forth from him to consume … Continue reading

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Exodus 21-24

God gives many rules to Moses.  Examples include: Hebrew male slaves can be kept for only six years, and must be freed on the seventh unless he volunteers to stay with his master. When a man sells his daughter into … Continue reading

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Exodus 17-20

The Israelites continued from the wilderness to Rephidim, where they complained to Moses about having no water.  God tells Moses to strike a rock to obtain water, which he does.  Amalek comes to fight with Israel, and because Moses holds … Continue reading

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