Deuteronomy 25 has two of my favorite laws in it. One of them I just discovered. The other I have known for a while and actually read aloud at a wedding when I was a best man. Let’s start with the first. I really would be doing this law a disservice if I didn’t write … Continue reading
Reading through Deuteronomy can make you react in all kinds of fun ways. In chapter 23, you stumble across this law: “No one whose testicles are crushed or whose penis is cut off shall be admitted to the assembly of the Lord.” and think WHAAAA?! But then you keep reading and you find “With your utensils … Continue reading
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Have you ever heard of a Chiasm? It is a writing technique used in the ancient world, similar to a three-point essay today. Readers would have known how to spot them and what to do with them just like we know what to do with a thesis statement. Here is the basic format of a … Continue reading
Here’s the deal, Deuteronomy has some long chapters. And it would be one thing if those chapters were full of boring stuff. But chapter 4 was so rich! Every sentence seemed to give me a ton of things to think about and lots of ideas of what I could write about. So I am going … Continue reading
If you have been following along in your real Bible (reading this blog doesn’t count), you have probably noticed the phrase “The LORD spoke to Moses,” repeat (33 times by the end of this chapter) a lot. Well, it happens three times in Numbers 15 and each one has juicy golden boneless hot-wings goodness in … Continue reading
Ah, Leviticus 18. The infamous sexual laws chapter. I’ll level with you all, this is a really difficult chapter to write about for several reasons. First off, there is so much interesting stuff in here! Secondly, there is a lot of potentially explosive stuff in here! Thirdly, it is super interesting what wasn’t in the … Continue reading
Reminder: There is still time to enter yesterday’s pop quiz! No cheating! You must do it all from memory. You have till Wednesday the 27th to submit your answers. The winner gets some serious blog promotion lovin’! Now on to today’s post! ______________ People give the laws in the Old Testament a bad rap. Sure, … Continue reading