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The Line of Kings in Matthew compared with the Hebrew Scriptures

United Kingdom of Israel David (1010-970 BCE) Replaced Saul, Narrative of David runs from 1 Samuel 16-1 Kings 1 in the 1 &2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings telling of Israel’s story. It runs from 1 Chronicles 11-22 in Chronicles … Continue reading

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The Book of Jeremiah

Jeremiah is the first large work of scripture I worked through on this blog and this early work on Jeremiah remains influential on my thinking. Early in my experience in blogging there are some lessons I’ve learned about the process … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 28 Blessings and Curses

Deuteronomy 28: 1-14 Blessings for Obedience 1 If you will only obey the LORD your God, by diligently observing all his commandments that I am commanding you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 24: Divorce, Purity and Justice

Deuteronomy 24:1-5  Divorce, Remarriage and Wedded Bliss 1 Suppose a man enters into marriage with a woman, but she does not please him because he finds something objectionable about her, and so he writes her a certificate of divorce, puts … Continue reading

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Mark’s Portrait of Jesus and the World He Lived In: Part 3

Mark’s Portrait of Jesus and the World He Lived In: Part 3 Second Temple Judaism: Pharisees, Sadducees and Zealots, oh my The time of Jesus’ ministry takes place within a time scholars call Second Temple Judaism. Second Temple Judaism is … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 39: The City Falls

Jeremiah 39: 1-10 The Destruction of Jerusalem In the ninth year of King Zedekiah of Judah, in the tenth month, King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon and all his army came against Jerusalem and besieged it; 2 in the eleventh year of … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 37: The People Who Do Not Hear

Jeremiah 37: 1-10 A Failure to Listen   Zedekiah son of Josiah, whom King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon made king in the land of Judah, succeeded Coniah son of Jehoiakim. 2 But neither he nor his servants nor the people of … Continue reading

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