Category Archives: Joshua

My Old Origen Posts

I wrote some posts on Origen in November for my weekly quiet time, which was then on the Book of Joshua. I did not publish them because I was saving them for a slow day, when I’d have no idea … Continue reading

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Ehud: Reluctant Zealot or Idolater?

In Judges 3:18-19, we read the following about Ehud, the judge who defeated Israel’s Moabite oppressors: “When Ehud had finished presenting the tribute, he sent the people who carried the tribute on their way. But he himself turned back at … Continue reading

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My Judges Quiet Times So Far

I haven’t posted about my weekly quiet time for a while. I recently finished the Book of Joshua, and now I’m reading the Book of Judges. Here are a few thoughts: 1. Adoni–bezek was a powerful king in Canaan. In … Continue reading

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Why Didn’t God Do It Right the First Time?

I haven’t written about my weekly quiet time for some time. I’m still in the Book of Joshua. And, since I study a chapter a week, I have five weeks to go. I studied Joshua 19 last week. What really … Continue reading

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Caleb the Goy

The Pentateuch and the Book of Joshua have a lot of good things to say about Caleb. According to Numbers 13-14, he was one of the people who spied out the Promised Land in the time of Moses. While most … Continue reading

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The Encouragement of the Scriptures

In both the Torah and the Book of Joshua, there’s a story about Reuben, Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh. These two-and-a-half tribes really liked the Transjordan, and they wanted their inheritance to be in that area rather than … Continue reading

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Origen: My Bad Experience

Most of my readers probably know that I do a weekly quiet time. Every Friday evening, I read a chapter of the Bible and several commentaries–Jewish, Christian, and historical-critical. Unfortunately, one group of writers that I have neglected has been … Continue reading

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What Is the "Rest" of Hebrews 3-4?

When I was living in Massachusetts, the pastor of my church was doing a series entitled “Crossing the Jordan.” He said that a lot of hymns and spirituals treat the Promised Land as a symbol for heaven. For him, that … Continue reading

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Rahab’s Assurance

I forgot to mention something crucial in yesterday’s post on Rahab and salvation: Rahab had assurance. Introducing good works as a salvation requirement can undermine assurance. Imagine that good works are a requirement for salvation. Does that mean I have … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Joshua 2

I am now on Joshua for my weekly quiet time, and I read Joshua 2 this last Friday night. Here are two thoughts: 1. Why were the spies sleeping at a harlot’s house? I mean, there is a lot of … Continue reading

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