Judges 6 part 1: Gideon and The Angel

Things got bad in Post-Deborah Israel. Real bad. Midian took over. And they did something that no other nation had done: destroyed Israel’s crops and livestock. They were like locusts. The only way Israel could survive was to hide in the mountains and caves. So that’s what Israel did. And that’s exactly what our plucky … Continue reading

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Numbers 7: Spreadsheets Are Helpful

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Clocking in at a whopping 89 verses, Numbers 7 is the longest chapter in the Bible so far. I was dreading it. But as I started reading, I noticed a little pattern forming. The chapter chronicles the “opening ceremonies” of the completed tabernacle. It lasts 12 days and on each day, the next tribe brings … Continue reading

Exodus: I Built a Tabernacle!

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Let me catch you up to speed: I am celebrating the completion of my time in Exodus by building a scale model of the Tabernacle. It has been a “grueling” process fraught with danger and intrigue. But today I am proud to announce that I have finished the Tabernacle Tent! All the accessories are in … Continue reading

Exodus 36: Construction Begins!

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The time has come. Word has spread. The people have gathered their offerings and brought them to Moses and the craftsmen. They can now begin building the tabernacle. We have been waiting for this moment for 10 chapters and we can finally start! Bezalel and Oholiab, together with their small army of skilled workers are … Continue reading