Joshua 18: Travel Digest’s Canaan Vacation

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Cool, flowing rivers; mountain vistas overlooking lush, peaceful valleys; freshwater springs that put that bottled stuff you are drinking to shame; exotic cities; mysterious forests; beautiful, sandy beaches. All of these and more await you on your next trip to the inheritance of the Tribe of Benjamin! This small piece of land may not look … Continue reading

Joshua 17: Why The Tribe of Manasseh is Like The Empire from Star Wars

Everyone, listen up!

I’ve discovered gold! Metaphorical gold, but gold nonetheless. I may have stumbled upon the inspiration for a major plot point in “Return of the Jedi.”

To think, all along it was just hiding out in the Bible. There for all to see. How did no one else pick up on this yet?

Well, I think I’m a pretty generous guy so I want to share my “gold” with you. Because I like you and all. And I just wrote a sappy “Thank You” post on friday. How could I not share with you after all the nice things you said?

Ok. Are you ready? See if you can spot it.

Within Issachar and Asher, Manasseh had Beth-shean and its villages, Ibleam and its villages, the inhabitants of Dor and its villages, the inhabitants of En-dor and its villages, the inhabitants of Taanach and its villages, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and its villages (the third is Naphath). Yet the Manassites could not take possession of those towns;

Did you see it? Here. I’ll give you a little help.

. . . the inhabitants of En-dor and its villages . . . Yet the Manassites could not take possession of those towns;

Inhabitants of Endor?

Manasseh couldn’t drive them out?

Hmmmm, that sounds awfully familiar.

Here is a slightly more terrifying depiction of what really would have happened.

I’m not sure I want to think about the conquest of Canaan anymore if the part of the Canaanites will be played by Ewoks.

Joshua 12: The Post-Game Interview

(The following is an interview that took place in Israel’s locker room after their championship-round defeat of the King of Tizrah) Well Joshua, it’s been a great season. You and your team went undefeated this year. And if that weren’t enough, every one of your games was on the road. How’d you do it? Well, … Continue reading

Deuteronomy 32: Rock Song

In the last chapter we were promised a song. Not just any song, but a song that would be a witness against Israel should they turn from the LORD and follow other gods. And boy, does Deuteronomy 32 deliver! But what kind of song is it? What is the tone? The lyrical structure? The emotion? … Continue reading