Daily Archives: May 15, 2011

Speaking “To” the Rock?

In this post, I’m going to talk some about Jacob Milgrom’s Excursus 50 in his Jewish Publication Society commentary on the Book of Numbers.  The Excursus is entitled, “Magic, Monotheism, and the Sin of Moses (20:1-13)”.  In Numbers 20:8, God … Continue reading

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Society, Church, and the Alone

At church this morning, there were two things that stood out to me: 1.  Every month, someone from a charity speaks to us.  Today, the person speaking to us was a lady from Your Neighbors, Inc.  Your Neighbors, Inc. is … Continue reading

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Four Documents and Ethnicity

I’m continuing my way through Kenton Sparks’ Ethnicity and Identity in Ancient Israel.  In my reading today, Sparks discusses four texts: the Merneptah Stele, the Song of Deborah in Judges 5, Hosea, and Amos. 1.  The Merneptah Stele is an … Continue reading

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