Category Archives: Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 2-3: Dealing with Fear

In this post, I’ll write about my daily quiet times in Deuteronomy 2-3.  My focus will be on dealing with fear.  I’ll be looking at the Conquest, which is a very grisly subject, to say the least.  But, in reading … Continue reading

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Accountability, Seeing Miracles, and the Israelites in the Wilderness

As I’ve done my daily quiet time in the Book of Deuteronomy, I’ve thought about a view that one of my relatives has.  According to my relative, people in this day and age can be saved, but they cannot be … Continue reading

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Ramblings on Jeremiah 33:14-16 and Prophecy

At church this morning, the pastor preached about Jeremiah 33:14-16, which states (in the King James Version): “(14) Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of … Continue reading

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Being Thankful

At church this morning, the topic was Thanksgiving. We had a baptism today, and our pews are usually packed (at least in the first five rows) whenever that happens.  The baby who was being baptized is related to the pastor, … Continue reading

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What’s It Have to Do with Me?

Even though my sermon is over and done with, I have another post about preaching within me! I remember reading something by Pastor John MacArthur about preaching.  (I’ll be relying on my memory of what I read, and that may … Continue reading

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Psalm 85

For my weekly quiet time this week, I will blog about Psalm 85. I think that Psalm 85 was composed after Israelites had returned to the land of Israel from exile.  Their captivity was turned, which may mean that it … Continue reading

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Four Editions of Deuteronomy

I started Karel Van Der Toorn’s Scribal Culture and the Making of the Hebrew Bible.  I’m not going to blog through this book as I have been blogging through other books—trying to sum up huge chunks in a couple of … Continue reading

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Why Centralization?

In this post, I’ll talk a little about Jeffrey Tigay’s excellent Excursus 14 in his Jewish Publication Society commentary on Deuteronomy, “The Restriction of Sacrifice to a Single Sanctuary (Deuteronomy 12)”.  A while back (probably ten years ago), I did … Continue reading

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Before the LORD

Within the Hebrew Bible, we supposedly see two perspectives on God’s relationship with the earthly sanctuary: one says that God literally dwells in the tabernacle or temple, and the other states that God’s “name” is what’s there, not God himself. … Continue reading

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Beyond Patriarchy

I said in Female Offerings that I might wrestle today with the theological ramifications of gendered sacrifices, particularly the issue of why the more important sacrifices had to be male. Was the Old Testament mindset patriarchal? Yes, but the Hebrew … Continue reading

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