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…

Joel 1-3: Judgement and Redemption.

October 2, 2015. Daily Reading: Joel 1-3.¬† Background: Joel is the second in succession of the twelve minor prophets in the Hebrew scriptures. Fairly little is known about Joel, as all we are given in the book is his name and who he is the son of. There are different views among scholars about the…

Numbers 13-16: Rebelling against the Lord.

September 28, 2015. Daily Reading: Numbers 13-16. Background: Numbers 9-12. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 13 The spies and their report: As the children of Israel came to the edge of the promised land that the Lord their God had told them that He was going to give to them, He told Moses to send out…

Exodus 9-12: The final plagues and the passover.

April 20, 2015. Daily Reading: Exodus 9-12. Background: Exodus 5-8. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 9 1. The fifth plague- Death of Egyptian livestock:¬†With the fifth plague, the Lord continues His distinction between Israel and the Egyptians, causing only the livestock of the Egyptians to die an not the livestock of the Israelites who dwelt in…