Tag Archives: Numbers

Gems in Revelation

Sometimes I wonder how it is that I am writing a blog about Revelation, now, at this point in my life and why, when I have steered so clear of religion, would I tackle the Bible?  The only exposure I … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse is Greek for the word revelation.  An apocalypse is a type of literature found in the Old Testament, the New Testament and non biblical writings.  Until now, I thought an apocalypse was a very bad event, a horrific disaster … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

New beginnings are prevalent in September.  School starts and we experience new routines, new ideas, and new relationships.  I’m back in class; one of four hundred women who gathered last Wednesday morning to commence the study of Revelation.  It’s nice … 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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A Lesson in Gratitude

This week we took a look at Numbers 11-12 and although the notes were entitled Complaints and Opposition, I prefer to explore the flipside of that and talk about gratitude.  The Israelites were such whiners.  Instead of being grateful for … Continue reading

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Our Journey Continues

Last week’s lesson started the fourth book of the Torah, Numbers, where we find Moses preparing the Israelites for their journey from Mount Sinai to the Promised Land, Canaan.  It’s been a year since the Israelites left Egypt and Moses … Continue reading

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