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Joshua 5-8: Israelites exterminate everyone in Jericho and Ai

Under Joshua’s command, the Israelites make flint knives and circumcise themselves.  They celebrate passover at Gilgal.  When Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw the “captain of the LORD’s host”.  He prostrated himself to the captain; the captain … 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 21-24: Stone disobedient sons to death

If someone slain is lying in the open, the elders of the nearest town shall take a heifer, break its neck in a river, wash their hands over the heifer, and then request that the LORD absolve the people of … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 17-20: Kill infidels, Levitical rights, kill all men in enemy town

If anybody in your settlements transgresses the covenant by worshiping other gods, you must investigate thoroughly.  If it is true, you shall take him/her to a public place and stone them to death.  If any criminal or civil case is … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 13-16: Kill all infidels!

When a prophet appears among you who advocates worship of another god, kill him! If your own relatives try to convince you to worship other gods, show him no pity; stone them to death yourself. Do this even if the … 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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Acts 21-24

Paul goes to Jerusalem, where many Jews think he had taught other Jews to forsake  Mosaic law.  Paul joins four men in ritual purification after a Nazirite vow to show his adherence to the law.  Jews from Asia stir up … Continue reading

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