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Joshua falls out of the Joshua Tree: Joshua 13 to 24

Joshua 13 God seems unwilling (because he’s obviously not unable!) to turn back time for his Cher-ished servant Verse 1 Now Joshua was old and stricken in years; and the LORD said unto him, Thou art old and stricken in … Continue reading

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Genesis 46-50: the Twelve Tribes of Israel and more family trouble brewing?

So, with Joseph having duly loaded up his brothers with food to see them through a journey in famine-stricken territory, Jacob decides that he wants to see the son he thought was dead. The entire family decamps to Egypt, which … Continue reading

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Genesis 22 to 24: death, marriage and sacrifice

Chapter 22, in which Isaac nearly gets sacrificed. Given this rather unpleasant and bloody scene (at least for the Ram, and probably fairly traumatic for the kid too), it seems somewhat appropriate that at least some Jewish and Muslim traditions … Continue reading

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