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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 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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Leviticus 1-4: Animal sacrifices

Introduction: Leviticus is named after the Levites, the priestly class in Israel.  It is focused on rituals and holiness.  Starting off with rules on sacrifices, it describes the consecration of the priesthood, dedication of the Tabernacle, permitted and forbidden foods, … Continue reading

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Exodus 33-36: The Other Ten Commandments

After the golden calf incident, God refuses to dwell in the midst of the Israelites and sends an angel to lead them instead.  Moses pleads with God and manages to convince him–first he agrees to lead the Israelites personally, then … Continue reading

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Genesis 49-50: Jacob and Joseph both die

Jacob speaks to his sons, telling them the fortunes of their tribes.  For example, Judah will be “king of beasts” and “your father’s sons shall bow low to you”; Zebulun shall dwell by the seashore and be a haven for … Continue reading

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