Burn the liver!

November 15, 2020

GOD GAVE very explicit instructions for the slaughter of animals required for the slaughter of animals for required offerings.

The Tabernacle of YHWH

November 8, 2020

THE CONSTRUCTION of the tabernacle is the focus of this week’s study—although, as usual, we follow some rabbit trails that lead us to other parts of the Bible.

Take 2 on Mount Sinai

November 1, 2020

TAKE TWO at Mount Sinai: Moses goes back up the mountain for another 40 days and nights to get two new tablets to replace the ones he smashed.

The Ephod and the Breastpiece of Judgment

October 11, 2020

THE GARMENT worn by the high priest represented the tribes of Israel, who were (symbolically) brought before the Lord when Aaron and his successors entered the Holy Place.

The Ark of the Covenant

October 4, 2020

THE ARK OF THE COVENANT is the focus of this week’s study. Contrary to Raiders of the Lost Ark, no, it was not a radio to talk to God.

Seeing God face to face

September 27, 2020

MANY OF US have been taught that it isn’t possible to see God with our natural eyes and live. How do we reconcile that with the account of God personally eating a meal with Moses, Aaron, and the seventy elders of Israel?

Social justice 3,400 years ago

September 20, 2020

WE DIG into the Law this week, as we discuss God’s commands to Israel on such things as slaves, restitution, and social justice.

The Ten Commandments

September 13, 2020

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS were the first instructions given to Moses upon Israel’s arrival at Sinai. And the first command was “you shall have no other gods before me.”

Sinai, Sîn, and saying their name

August 30, 2020

THE WILDERNESS OF SIN had nothing to do with naughtiness in the desert. It was, in fact, a reference to the moon-god Sîn, which is likely why Moses mentioned the day of the month Israel entered the desert (15th day of the second month, when the moon was full).

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