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Did God Know Exactly the Nature of His Creation?
There Were Waters above Heaven, Not Only under Heaven
What Is the Purpose of Creating Humankind?
For What Purpose Did God Create Men and Women?
How Did God Find Creation When It Was Achieved?
What Rivers Still Exist Today from the Time of Creation?
How Did God Create All Living Things?
God Created All Living Things from the Earth
Who Was Assigned to Give Names to Animals?
The Woman Completes God’s Creation
The Power of the Word: Aroom
What Was the Biggest Sin the Snake Committed?
Did God Not Really Know Where Adam Was?
The First Time Man Blames Someone Else for His Sin
Do Women Have Permanent Fear of Snakes?
The First Offering Mentioned
Prelude to the First Crime Committed
The First Homicide Is Also a Fratricide
Crime and Punishment
Should Cain Bear All the Blame?
Cain Settled in the Land of Nod
Who “Walked with God” Long before Noah?
Intermarriages between Humans and Divine Beings
When Did God Limit Man’s Life Span?
Who Were the Nephilim?
Was God Sorry When He Created Man on Earth?
The End of Mankind as It Existed, and the Birth of New Mankind
God Chooses Noah to Be His Ambassador for a Newly Created Generation
When Geometry Was First Implied in the Bible
Pure and Impure Animals Mentioned for the First Time
The Magic Numbers 7 and 40
How Did the Deluge Take Place?
Date of the Deluge
The Meaning of Seven Days
God Decides Never to Bring Deluge on Earth
The “Do Not Kill” Commandment Given Long Before Moses
God Being Father of All Nations
Most Important Covenant: Doing Good and Justice
Abraham Bargains with God to Save Human Life
The Origin of “Sodomizing”
How Did Lot’s Daughters Perpetuate His Seed?
How Sarah’s Beauty Got Abraham in Danger?
The Birth of Isaac
The Most Important Covenant, Circumcision
The Blind Obedience and Trust in God by Abraham
After Sarah’s Death—a Major Business Transaction
Most Important Symbol of Swearing between Men
First Diplomatic Speech Recorded in the Bible
Eliezer goes on saying:
Rebekah Makes Her Own Decision
Mission Accomplished
Abraham Favors Isaac but Is Considerate to All
Ishmael Had Twelve Sons
Similarities in Abraham and Isaac’s Households
Beer Shevah, the City of Seven Wells
Rebekah Gives Birth to Two Sons, Two Different Nations
Jacob and Esau Are Born
Rebekah Favors Jacob, Isaac Favors Esau
Esau Gives Up His Birthright
Isaac Does Not Leave Canaan in Time of Famine
Isaac Becomes Prosperous at a Time of General Famine
As Abraham, Isaac Was a Peaceful Man
Rebekah Helps Jacob Get Isaac’s Blessing
The Voice Is the Voice of Jacob
Rebekah Interferes for the Second Time
Esau Heeds Isaac’s Advice and Marries an Ishmaelite
God Appears to Jacob
Pouring Oil on the Rock as Sign of Landmark
The First Pledge Made by a Forefather
Jacob Appears as a Strong Man
Jacob Agrees to Work a Total of Fourteen Years for Rachel’s Hand
The Twelve Sons of Jacob and One Daughter: Each Name Had a Meaning
Jacob, a Good Businessman and Good Negotiator
Jacob, a Successful Breeder of Animals
Laban’s Inconsistence
Laban and Jacob Reconcile
Jacob Tries to Reconcile with Esau
Jacob’s Prayer to God
Jacob, Skillful in Delivering the Message and Gifts
The Battle with God and a New Name to Jacob
Peni-El and Penu-El
Why Is It Forbidden to Eat the Thigh Muscle of the Hip Socket?
The Miracle of Reconciliation
Esau, Materialistic, but Very Impressed
Jacob, the Strategist
Jacob Settles in Shechem
The Story of Dinah in the Land of Shechem
The Wrath of Jacob’s Sons
Avenging Dinah and Jacob’s Challenge
Jacob, the Father of a New Faith
Benjamin’s Birth and Rachel’s Death
Joseph’s Brothers Are Planning to Kill Him
Reuben and Judah Oppose the Killing of Joseph
Another Example of Planned Conception with a Relative
Joseph’s Honesty and Integrity
Joseph Predicts Good and Bad News
Joseph’s Interpretation of Dreams
Joseph’s Sudden Promotion to Pharaoh’s Second in Command
The Meaning of the Name Given to Joseph
Joseph Meets His Brothers and Acts Roughly
The Soft Joseph
The Emotional Encounter with Benjamin
Joseph Trying to Reach the Final Goal
Judah’s Speech, the Power of the Word
The Real Joseph
Joseph Frees His Brothers of Guilt
Joseph Lays the Ground for a New Settlement
Pharaoh Welcomes Joseph’s Relatives
Joseph, a Counselor to His Brothers
Jacob’s Next Trip to Egypt Was Planned by God
Joseph’s Additional Skill as the Agriculture Strategist
Joseph and the Land Management
Jacob Blessing His Sons and Joseph’s Sons
Summary of Jacob’s Blessings to his 12 Sons (Genesis 49: 1-27)
Jacob Mourned by the Egyptians
Burial of Jacob—Unprecedented
Pharaoh Imposes New Rules
The Hebrew Officers Had a Role in Egypt
God Empowers Moses with Godly Authority
The Egyptian Magicians Begin to Recognize the Power of God
The Egyptian Magicians Should Not Have Done It
God Discriminates between Goshen and the Rest of Egypt
Pharaoh Recognizes the Power of Sacrifice to God
A Humane Warning to Pharaoh
Pharaoh Closer to Recognizing the Power of God
Pharaoh’s Admission of Guilt: Final Recognition of God of the Hebrews
Pharaoh Would Not Let Go Completely
The Biggest Plague
Moses as a Decisive Leader
Pharaoh Gets to the Point of Chasing Moses Out
The Israelites Will Leave Egypt without Incident
God Disposed the Egyptians Favorably toward the Israelites
God Lays the Ground for a Permanent Holiday
The Stranger Has Equal Duties and Rights
Three Important Symbols
The Last Straw and Pharaoh’s Final Defeat
The Egyptians Thrown into Panic
The Miracle of the Parting Sea
The Seawall Is Described as a Fortress
The First Rebellion
The Power of the Word and Poetry
The Israelites Complain, God Provides
God Provides Meat As Well
The Difference between Manna and the Quail
The Manna Cannot Be Found on the Seventh Day
The Israelites Learn How to Respect the Sabbath
Installation of the Omers
Amalek, the Enemy of God
Jethro, a Wise Counselor to Moses
God Intentionally Left Out of Judicial Affairs
Massah and Meribah
The Ten Commandments
Purification Preceding the Commandments
God’s Presence in the Form of Smoke, Fire, and Thunder
The Ten Commandments in Sequence
God’s Statement at the Conclusion of the Ten Commandments
A People of Laws
Rules on Hebrew Male and Female Slaves
A Different Status for a Female Slave
Law Emphasis on Respecting Parents
More about Slaves’ Rights
God Answers in Legal Matters
Rights of a Virgin
God Is Good to Strangers, Orphans, and Widows
Firstborn Dedicated to God
Protection of the Poor
Protection of Animals
Laws against Bribery
Laws for Land Preservation
Law about the Pilgrimage Festivals
Do Not Mix Meat and Milk
Do Not Worship Other Gods
Moses Instructed to Go Up the Mountain
Contribution to God
The Temple Shall Be Comprised of a Variety of Items
The Ark
The Table and the Candlestick
Detailed Architecture and Blueprint
The Breastplate
The Names of the Sons of Israel Were to Be on the Shoulder Pieces
Aaron Shall Carry on His Breastplate the Names of the Children of Israel
Aaron’s Duty Is More Complex
God Inspires the Artist Bezalel
The Israelites Are Instructed to Honor the Sabbath
Aaron Pressured to Produce the “Golden Calf”
The Levites Remain Faithful
Moses Requests a Second Chance
God Punishes Only the Guilty
The First Time the Children of Israel Fear God
Special Relationship between God and Moses
Moses Pleads before God
Moses Instructed to Carve New Tablets
Moses Face Shines from God’s Presence
The Second Emphasis on the Sanctity of the Sabbath
God’s Previous Instructions Are Carried Out by Moses
The People of Israel Learn to Be Generous
Bezalel and the Holy Ark
The Table and Its Measurement
The Details on the Menorah
Details of the Incense Altar
Details on the Altar for Burnt Offering
Bible Statistics on the Tabernacle
Statistics on Gold, Silver, and Copper
All According to Plan
Now Everything Falls in Place
Summary of the Book of Exodus
On Daily Sacrifices for the Israelites, the Bible Says
A Meal Offering Is Acceptable As Well
A Special Offering for a Priestly Sin
Provision Is Made if All the Congregation Sins
Sins Committed by Negligence
Even the Poorest of the Poor May Afford an Offering
A Male Goat to Atone for a Ruler
A Female Goat for a Common Person Who Sinned by Error
The Priest Makes Expiation on Anyone’s Behalf Who Sins
The Guilt Offering Is Like a Sin Offering
Blood Consumption Is Forbidden
The Right Thigh (of the Animal) Reserved for the Priest
First Priestly Ritual
Consecration of Aaron, His Sons and the Tabernacle
The First Celebration of Sacrifice
Aaron Blesses the People
God’s Presence during the Sacrifice
The Deaths of Nadab and Abihu
Aaron’s Accepts God’s Verdict
State of Confusion
Dietary Laws
Emphasis on Forbidden Consumption of Pork
Dietary Laws for Sea and Water Creatures
Bird Consumption
Winged Swarming Things That Walk on Four
Purification after Contamination
Laws of Purification
The Priest’s Duty in Regard to Cleanliness
Men and Women Are Treated Equally
Hygiene Goes with the Ritual
If the Leper Cannot Afford a Lamb
Oil Sprinkling Completes the Ritual
The Priest May Also Inspect a Dwelling
Bird Sacrifice: A Ritual for House Purification
Laws Involving Other Infections
The Symbolic Bird Ritual Completes the Purification of Men and Women
Restrictions on Entering the Shrine
The Scapegoat Ritual
The Day of Atonement Announced to the Israelites
Sacrifice Is to Be Made Only before the Tabernacle
Blood Must Not Be Consumed
Laws against Incest and Related Transgressions
Immorality Leads to Destruction
Rules of Behavior Prescribed by God
The Laws about the Purity of Relations
The Duties of the High Priest
The Don’ts of a High Priest
The Freewill Offering Must Be Perfect
The Sacrifice Rules Show Consideration for Animals
The Holidays Prescribed by God and Moses
The Counting of the Omer
Rosh Hashanah (the day of loud blasts) and Yom Kippur
The Festival of Sukkot
Blaspheming God Is a Sin
The Land Rests at the Seventh Year
The Jubilee Year Pronounced
The Jubilee, a Financial Market Denominator
The Jubilee Rule Regulates Justice
The Land Is Not for Permanent Sale
The Jubilee Year Is the Year for Freedom
The Jubilee Year and the Slave Redemption
A Terrible Warning
A Warning on Idol Worshipping
A Step toward Hope
Contributions to the Sanctuary
(some exceptions in place)
Exception to Paying Dues
Conclusion to Book 3
The Numbers Enrolled from Each Tribe
Each Tribe Had Its Own Flag
The Levites Had a Census Too
Encampment Locations
The Tasks of the Levites
Duties of the Gershonites
The Duty of Kohathites
The Duties of the Merarites
The Location of Moses and Aaron
The Miracle of Meat
Kivroth Hattaavah: The Tombs of Desire
Moses Asks God to Save Miriam
The Importance of Miriam
Twelve Tribes, Twelve Spies
What to Spy for
The Land of Milk and Honey
Negative and Positive Comments
Faith Equals Strength, the Nephilim Reappear
Another Sign of Weakness
Crisis among the Leaders
Faith Prevails, God Intervenes
Moses Pleads Again to Save the Israelites
Change of Plan, All but Caleb and Joshua
Moses Continues to Educate
Same Rules for All, the Israelite and the Stranger
God Allows for Mistakes
Desecration of the Sabbath
Tzitzit as a Reminder
Moses in One of His Greatest Moments
The Rest of the Rebels Are Punished
God’s Answer to the Rebels
Aaron’s Responsibility Reiterated
Aaron Gets the Longest Speech from God Himself
All Gifts and Donations Are for the Levites
God Calls this Agreement a Covenant of Salt
No Land Inheritance for Aaron Emphasized by God
The Ritual of the Red (Brown) Cow
The Ashes of the Cow for Purification
Purification Rules Repeated
The Death of Miriam
The Quarrel Waters
Moses Strikes the Rock Twice
God Was Disappointed
The Edomite King, Inflexible
The Death of Aaron
Hormah, the Victory and Defeat
The Miracle of the “Seraph” (Bronze Serpent)
Victory over Sihon, King of the Emorites and Og, King of Bashan
The Miracle of the Talking Donkey
How Many Times Did Balak Try to Persuade Balaam?
From Curse to Blessing to Beautiful Poetry
Here are some Gems Balaam Uttered
The Israelites Sin Again
Now to the Levite Census
Daughters of Zelophehad
A New Law Was Created
Moses Is Commanded to Prepare and Install a Successor
The Sacrifices and Their Timing
A Woman’s Pledge and Its Limitations
The War against Midian
How Did the Israelites Handle the Booty after the War?
Where Did the Tribes of Reuben and Gad Settle?
Moses Recorded the Itinerary
Some Dwellings Are Reported to Remind Us of Historical Events
Moses Defines the Borders as Instructed
Moses defines the borders as instructed by God
Land Justly Divided between Tribes: The Levites’ Portion
Cities of Refuge
Justice Must Prevail
Zelophehad’s Daughters and Marital Rights
Summary of the Book of Numbers
Moses Tells How He Got Help to Administer the Nation
Moses Retells the Story of the Spies
Moses Describes How He Was Punished
Victory Is Certain Only When Approved by God
Reminder Not to Attack the Edomites and the Moabites
Moses as a Historical Analyst
The Victory over Sihon, King of Heshbon
Moses Tells How He Settled the Two and Half Tribes
Moses, Not Allowed to Enter the Promised Land
Joshua, the New Leader
Beth-Peor, the Site of Sin and Commandments
You Shall Not Add nor Take Anything Away from the Commandments
It Is Wise to Follow the Commandments
Moses Counts the Experience of Horeb
God Wrote the Commandments on the Two Tablets
The Israelites Warned about the Uniqueness of God
In Distress, Return to the Lord
Moses Stresses the Special Tie between God and the Israelites
The Covenant of Horeb: Directly between God and the Israelites
Moses Stresses His Being the Witness to the New Covenant
Comparing the Wording of the Ten Commandments
On Honoring Your Father and Mother
The Seventh Commandment: A Comparison
The Israelites Fear God’s Fire and Confide in Moses
Moses Explains to the Israelites How They Should Love God
Emphasis on Learning and Repeating God’s Instructions
The Israelites Will Inherit a Land They Did Not Build and Cultivate
Warnings against Local Cultures and How to Go about It
The Love of God to the Israelites Is Emphasized
The Second Time Moses Mentions the Love of God to the Israelites
Moses Guarantees Victory Through Faith
Moses Announces a Military Strategy
Moses Does Not Care for the Gold of the Idols
The Suffering in the Desert Was a Test for the Israelites
God Disciplined His People as a Father Does His Son
Moses Warns the Israelites Not to Take God for Granted
The Warning of Moses Is Stern
Moses: The Israelites Had Provoked the Lord
God Wrote the Ten Commandments for the Second Time
Aaron Dies in Moserah
What God Is Really Asking from the Israelites
Reward and Punishment
Advice and Promise from Moses
Moses Gives the People of Israel the Choice of Blessing and Curse
The Two Mountains
Instructions on How to Deal with Idol Worshippers
One Site to be Designated for the Worship of God
Moses Instructs the People to Change Their Behavior
Never Neglect the Levites, the Orphan, the Widow, and the Stranger
Warning (Repeated) Not to Consume Blood
Pure and Impure Animals
Beware of Subversion
Precaution against False Prophets
Precaution against a Family Member
The Tithe
The Remission (Shemita)
Consideration for the Poor
The Hebrew Slave
Male Firstlings
The Pilgrimage Holidays
Passover and Its Meaning
The Festival of Shavuot
Sukkot, the Feast of Booths
The Judicial System
Animals for Sacrifice Should Have no Defect
One Witness is not Enough to Prove an act of Subversion
How to Seek Justice When There Is Doubt
Rules about the King
The King is Responsible for Preserving the Torah
The King Must Be Humble
No Magic or Soothsaying Allowed
Prediction of True Prophets
The Cities of Refuge
The Priest as a Motivator before the Battle
Declare Peace before War
What Kind of Trees May Be Destroyed?
Justification of the Conquest
The Case of the Captive Woman
Firstborn Sons are Always Favored
A Peculiar Case of an Unruly Child
Burial Right Given to a Criminal
Care about Your Fellow’s Property
A Woman Must Not Put on Man’s Apparel
Compassion for the Birds
A Roof Must Have Protection
Do Not Mix Certain Products or Animals
Reminder of the Tzitzit
Do Not Defame a Virgin in Israel
Severe Warning against Adultery
A Woman Is Not Considered Adulterous under Certain Circumstances
Unmarried Woman Forced to Commit a Sexual Act
Treat Well Certain Nations and Beware of Others
The Sanctity of the Camp
Prostitution Forbidden
How to Treat a Slave Who Seeks Refuge
Your Brother Should not be Charged Interest
Timely Fulfillment of Vows
When Entering Another Man’s Field
The Bill of Divorcement and its Limit
A Man’s Tool Used for Livelihood Should Not Be Taken as Pawn
A Fellow Israelite Should Not Be Kidnapped and Sold as Slave
Respect Your Fellow Man’s Privacy When Seizing His Pledge
A Poor Man’s Pledge Must Be Returned by Sundown
Wages to the Needy Are to Be Paid Promptly
The Rights of the Foreigner, the Fatherless, and the Widow
A Person Should Be Put to Death Only for His Own Crime
Unharvested Crops Are for the Stranger, the Widow, and the Orphan
Beyond Forty Lashes, a Person Is Degraded
The Levirate Marriage (Ybbum) Stressed
The Importance of Respecting the Human Private Part Even in a Fight
Exact Weights and Measures
The Ceremonial of Bringing the First Fruit to the Kohen
The Third Year is the Year of the Tithe
The Most Important Rules Will Be Written in Stone
The Mount of Blessing and the Mount of Curse
Follow the Word of God and Prevent Injustice
The Positive Message: the Message of Hope and Happiness
Then Come the Bad News
The Warnings Get More and More Severe
The Warnings Go into Specific Detail: Submission to the Enemy
The Warnings Are Becoming Frightening
Prediction that the Israelites Could Bow to Other Gods
And Now an Agricultural Disaster
The Stranger Turns into the Master
Jeremiah’s Warnings Are Predicted Here
Warnings about Exile
Observe God’s Words and Avoid the Predicted Tragedies
The Covenant with God Is for the Present and the Future
Moses Wants to Make Sure There Is No Objection to the Covenant
There Will Be No Collective Punishment
Secret Things Belong to God
Choose Life and Blessing by Loving the Lord
Be Strong and Resolute
Moses Appoints Joshua as His Successor
Moses Delivered the Torah to the Priests
The Torah Is Read in Detail in the Year of Remission
God Instructs Moses to Write and Teach the Poem
Moses Instructions to Preserve the Torah
Highlights of Ha-azinu
Everyone Is Witnessing the Reading of Ha-azinu
Moses Mentions the Israelites’ Crooked Past
God Protects Israel as an Eagle Protects Its Young
Prosperity and Temerity
The Children of Israel Are Warned Not to Forget God
Moses Questions Israel’s Wisdom
Moses Compares Other Gods to God Himself
Moses Advises the People and Joshua
God Instructs Moses to Go Up the Nebo Mountain
Moses Is Described as a Man of God
Moses Blesses All the Tribes except Simeon’s
Reuben’s Blessing
Judah’s Blessing
Levi’s Blessing
Benjamin’s Blessing
Joseph’s Blessing
Zebulun’s and Issachar’s Blessings
Gad’s Blessing
Dan’s Blessing
Naphtali’s Blessing
Asher’s Blessing
General Blessing of Israel
Moses Is Shown the Promised Land
Moses Dies and Is Buried Facing Beth-Peor
Thirty Days of Mourning
Uniqueness of Moses
Conclusion on the Book of Pentateuch
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The Bible, The Power of the Word

The Bible, The Power of the Word

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