Eye for An Eye

...life shall be for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. (Deuteronomy 19:21 NKJV) Jesus: You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your... Continue Reading →

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Not By Bread Alone

In Matthew 4:1-4, Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”... Continue Reading →

Death of Aaron

Aaron died at Mt Hor in the 40th year after leaving Egypt. He was 123 yrs old. And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in Mount Hor by the border of the land of Edom: “Aaron shall be gathered to his people, for he shall not enter the land which I have given to... Continue Reading →

Murder vs Manslaughter

Numbers 35 distinguishes between murder (vs 16-21) and manslaughter (man-slayer) (vs 22-23). The punishment for murder was death. A death sentence required two witnesses. Whoever kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death on the testimony of witnesses; but one witness is not sufficient testimony against a person for the death penalty. Moreover... Continue Reading →

Greatest Commandment

In Matthew 22:35-38, one of the Pharisees, a lawyer, asked Jesus a question, testing Him, "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment."... Continue Reading →

Israelites Refuse to Enter Canaan

Numbers 14 All the people wept and murmured against Moses and Aaron. The whole congregation: If only God had allowed us to die in the land of Egypt or in this wilderness! Why has the Lord brought us to this land to die by the sword and leave our wives and children unprotected to become... Continue Reading →

Twelve Spies Enter Canaan

Numbers 13 The Lord (to Moses): Send men to search the land of Canaan, the leader of each of the tribes of Israel. Note: The twelve tribes included Ephraim and Manasseh (the sons of Joseph whom Jacob adopted as his own in Genesis 48:5) and excluded the tribe of Levi. Among these were Caleb of... Continue Reading →

Numbers 1 – A Census

When: On the first day of the second month, in the second year after they came out of the land of Egypt.  Where: In the wilderness of Sinai, in the tabernacle of the congregation The Lord (to Moses): Take a census of the children of Israel, after their families, by the house of their fathers.... Continue Reading →

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