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Yahweh: From Local Weather God to Almighty Creator

The second essay in “The Triumph of Elohim”, “The Rise of Yahweh in Judahite and Israelite Religion” by Herbert Niehr, outlines the development of Yahweh from a local weather god to the creator of the cosmos and one true god of the Abrahamic religions. 131 more words


Gideon is God's man even though he is hiding in a pit!

You have to love Gideon. Israel is in bad shape. They have abandoned God. Not just a little but completely. Absolutely, positively left Him for good. 358 more words

God Thoughts

May 15 @ Exodus 25-28

Exodus 25-28 (NLT) 

Discover His heart: He will go to great lengths to provide a place for fellowship with us

Anyone who wonders if God is into details should read Exodus 25-40.  624 more words

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May 8 @ Exodus 21-24

Exodus 21-24 (NLT)

Discover His heart: His presence protects and guides us

Much of the remaining book of Exodus consists of laws and regulations for living.  501 more words

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Rachel, Jacob's Loved Wife

Isaac sent Jacob to Paddan Aram to marry a woman from among his and Rebekah’s relatives. The first relative that Jacob sees in Paddan Aram is his cousin Rachel at a well where Rachel brought the family’s sheep to be watered (Genesis chapter 29 begins tale of Rachel).  1,316 more words

Obscure Characters

Shawarma to go

The Washington Haggadah,  1478,   by Yoel ben Simeon

When the Israelites were about to leave Egypt, God told them to take a lamb. He directed Moses that …”They shall eat it roasted over the fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs…” (Exodus 12:8)…God continued the instructions. 248 more words

April 3 @ Exodus 1-4

Exodus 1-4 (NLT)

Discover His heart: “I Am Who I Am,” and He’s all we need.

Whenever I go to a doctor’s office, I check out his or her credentials. 703 more words

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