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Through the Bible in a Year: Genesis 46 to 50

Israel and his family arrive in Egypt, escaping the prophesied famine that reached from Egypt to Canaan. What a picture! This is a beautiful, if inauspicious, beginning to a nation that would endure to this day, surviving and occasionally thriving … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: Genesis 41 to 45

Today, my commentary will focus on three things: Men "in whom is a divine spirit" Joseph’s extraordinary grace to obey God Dreams and prophecy "In Whom is a Divine Spirit" Genesis 41:38 says: Then Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: Genesis 35 to 40

Today’s commentary is over 1,000 words. I don’t think I’m going to be able to keep these under 1,000 words, but I will be as short as possible. Even today’s is only about 1,100 words without the warnings. To be … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: Genesis 29 to 34

Today, we will just hit a few subjects. The story speaks for itself and is easy, though sad, to follow. Genesis 29:31: The LORD is compassionate and tends to be for the underdog. Rachel gives her maid to Jacob just … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: Genesis 16 to 20

Genesis 16 begins with a story that we’re not much used to in this culture. The idea of concubines is foreign to us, something I’m glad for. Nonetheless the story happened, and the results were not good. There were problems … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: Genesis 12 to 15

Please ask questions! They can be either about the passage itself or about my commentary on it. I can edit these blog posts based on questions so that people who come along later get the new and improved version. Abram’s … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: Genesis 6 to 11

Genesis 6 through 10 is entirely about Noah. Personally, I think it is important to distinguish between Noah and the flood. The flood is important because it was the method God used to make Noah the father of a new … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: Genesis 1 to 5

Today it will seem as though you are beginning to read the history of the world. You are not. You are beginning to read the Law of Moses. The Law of Moses is the original "constitution" for the nation of … Continue reading

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The Gnostic Attempt at an Alternate Christian History

I don’t know if you run across the modern gnostic attempt at an alternate Christian history much, but it’s in the news a lot. The Da Vinci Code borrows a lot from Hugh Schonfield’s The Passover Plot, and Dan Brown, … Continue reading

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