WE ALL remember the song: Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, and the walls came tumbling down. Today, we study the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites, examining what appears to be military campaigns that specifically targeted the giant clans known as the Anakim. Click here for the notes and the mp3 files.
This week’s Bible study moves to the fulfillment of the patriarchal promise, the occupation of the land that Yahweh had declared would belong to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Click here for the show notes and mp3 file.
WE REACH the end of the life of Moses in this week’s Bible study. We focus on Deuteronomy 32:8-9, which describes the division of nations after the Tower of Babel incident, and why it’s so important to understanding the rest of the Bible. Click here for the notes and the mp3 files.
OUR BIBLE study this morning is very timely. We cover ritual “cutting” (bloodletting) to mourn the dead, jubilee years (the shemitah), dietary laws, and the three major feasts decreed by Yahweh for Israel: Unleavened Bread, Weeks, and Tabernacles (Booths), or Sukkot. Click here for the show notes and to listen to the mp3.
OUR STUDY this week is a reminder of the deadly seriousness of the spiritual war. We also discuss Name theology again, as Deuteronomy 12 shows us that the Name of Yahweh is both Yahweh and a representation of Him. Click here for the notes and to download the mp3.
HEAR, O ISRAEL, the LORD our God, the LORD is one. Our study of Deuteronomy continues with the Shema, promises and warnings from Yahweh to the Israelites, and how these passages relate to prophecies fulfilled and yet to be fulfilled. Click here for the notes and the mp3 file.
So said Moses to the Israelites as he recounted their history before entering Canaan. Wouldn’t a future editor, wanting to make Moses appear more, say, statesmanlike or holy, have tried to make him sound less whiny?