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The End

This is it, the end of Deuteronomy, the end of the Pentateuch (Torah), and the end of The Life of Moses.  Thirty weeks sounded like a huge commitment to me back in September.  I don’t know why; eight months went … Continue reading

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Strength and Courage

This week’s lesson is about how Moses urges the Israelites to have strength and courage.  Can you imagine how they must have been feeling?  Their leader, who rescued them from Egypt and transformed them into a nation, is stepping down.  … Continue reading

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Live Long and Prosper

After twenty-six chapters of getting the people ready for entrance into the Promised Land, Moses drives home the potential to live long and prosper, or not.  Are the Israelites bored?  Are you bored reading about it?  I have to admit, … Continue reading

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People Get Ready

Deuteronomy 1-26 reads like a state of the union address given to the Israelites by Moses in his final days and it occurred to me that the song People Get Ready pretty much sums it up.  Written and performed by … Continue reading

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Preparing for Change

This week we wrapped up the last ten chapters of Numbers where Moses is preparing the Israelites for their pending quality of life change in the Promised Land. The population is completely turned over.  Moses wants to make sure God’s … Continue reading

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Divination and the Donkey

This week we took a look at Numbers 22-25 where King Balak of Moab feels so threatened by the Israelites that he brings in a prominent divination specialist, Balaam, to stack the deck in his favor.  Of course, the grown … Continue reading

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Snake Medicine

The Israelites are finally putting some “W’s” on the board.  Yes, you read that right.  The tide is turning in lesson twenty-three with victories over Arad, Sihon, and Bashan.  I find all this battle nonsense uninteresting.  Thankfully, there are a … Continue reading

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Death of Siblings

I am not going to write a post about the five stages of grief proposed in the book On Death and Dying by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross in 1969. Nor am I going to delve into the updated list of seven stages … Continue reading

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Politics and Peacekeeping

This week’s lesson about the politics of priesthood offers quite a bit to ponder. In the midst of it, I find little gems of information that take me away from the killings and complaining. Tidbits that give me a glimpse … Continue reading

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12 Spies Like Us

Reading this title one wonders, “Spies in the Bible?” Yes, this week’s lesson, Numbers 13-14, is all about Israelite spies scoping out the promised land of Canaan.  Having just finished watching season one of The Honorable Woman on Netflix, I … Continue reading

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