Numbers 25-28: Before entering into the promised land.

October 19, 2015. Daily Reading: Numbers 25-28. Background: Numbers 21-24. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 25 Baal worship at Peor: After Balaam blesses Israel in the previous chapters, here we see that they once again have taken a turn for the worse as they lived in the land of Shiitic, where the Moabites were. It seems…

Numbers 1-4: Censuses and duties.

September 7, 2015. Daily Reading: Numbers 1-4. Background: The book of numbers is the fourth book of the Torah, covering the time from when the children of Israel were on Mount Sinai (where Moses was given the Law) though their journey to the promised land, the subduing of which was halted by God because of…

II Samuel 20-24: David’s final years.

May 26, 2015. Daily Reading: II Samuel 20-24. Background: II Samuel 16-19. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 20 The rebellion of Sheba: The kingdom under David certainly had its challenges throughout his reign, often with political confusion and mixed loyalties. As the aftermath of Absalom’s conspiracy is settling down, a worthless man by the name of…