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Commandments of the Bible Blog…

Each week I’ll be attempting to create a blog entry for the previous week’s reading.

It won’t be an exhaustive examination of all the reading, just a few insights and thoughts to get the conversation going.  I’d like to set up a few rules to keep us on track.  Nothing oppressive, just some guidelines to keep us together.

  1. As you leave comments, please focus them first on the topic I’ve introduced that week.
  2. After commenting on that particular week’s topic, feel free to add your own insights and/or questions about anything else from that week’s reading. (This might be hard for those of you who have read ahead, but please try to limit yourselves to the text of the week).

And that’s it!  Pretty simple, so here we go…

Week 24 – Bible Blog! (Job 35 – Psalm 25)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Continuing on from Job 35 to the end of Job... Elihu has just entered the picture.  Again, where did he come from?  He is not mentioned anywhere in the set-up of this story, but suddenly appears in chapter 32.  His name means, “He is my...

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Week 23 – Bible Blog! (Job 1 – Job 34)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! So we were supposed to be jumping in at Job 11 this week, but I got long-winded last week and didn’t even start into Job!  So today we start at Job 1 and go all the way through Job 34.  What a great story!  Let’s go... Job Job is one of...

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Week 22 – Bible Blog! (Nehemiah 10 – Job 10)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! So here we are in Nehemiah 10 already.  Last week we talked about how the people continued to sin against God by marrying foreign wives and having children with them, even though God was restoring them to their capital city.  Ezra ended...

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Week 21 – Bible Blog! (Ezra 1 – Nehemiah 9)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! I think I mentioned in an earlier blog that the Hebrew Bible, what we refer to as the Old Testament, arranges the books in a different order than we are accustomed to seeing them when we open our Bibles.  However I don’t think I ever...

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Week 20 – Bible Blog! (2Chron 13 – 2Chron 36)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! This week’s passage begins with Abijah (of Judah) heading out to war against Jeroboam (of Israel).  Notice how Israel has twice as large an army as Judah (800,000 versus 400,000 – all valiant men).  This reminded me of Jesus telling the...

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Week 19 – Bible Blog! (1Chron 18 – 2Chron 12)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Wow!  It’s like we’re re-reading history (we are, in a way).  In 1Chronicles 20:1 we read the same phrase as written in 2Samuel 11:1, “The time when kings go out to battle...”  Isn’t this the story of Bathsheba?  It is!  However, the...

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Week 18 – Bible Blog! (1Chronicles 1-17)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Whew!  It’s been a while… For some of you I’ve already explained this, but I thought if you weren’t aware I’d tell you where the term ‘blog’ comes from.  According to my exclusive & secret sources (read Google) a ‘blog’ is a...

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Week 17 – Bible Blog! (2Kings6 – 2Kings 25)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Wow!  That’s a lot of kings!  Maybe I should say, that’s a lot of evil kings!  If my count is correct (and it may not be, so check me if you’d like) there were 19 kings of the Northern Kingdom (Israel) and 20 kings of the Southern...

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Week 16 – Bible Blog! (1Kings10 – 2Kings 5)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Yes, it is always about the heart.  That’s where we left off last week and where we’ll continue this week.  In fact, at the risk of being redundant, we could make this our topic every week, as God has always been most concerned about...

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Week 15 – Bible Blog! (2Sam 16 – 1Kings9)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Are you suffering a little eye strain from last week’s blog?  Man, that was long.  I thought I talked long, but apparently I type long, too! Well, let’s keep this one shorter by me and L…O…N…G…E…R… by you! So we pick up in 2Samuel...

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Week 14 – Bible Blog! (1Sam 21 – 2Sam 15)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Whew!  Feels like we're flying through the Bible now, doesn't it?  Can you believe that we're 1/4 of the way through the Bible already?  And you probably looked at this book at one time and thought, "I could never read a book that...

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Week 13 – Bible Blog! (Ruth – 1Samuel 20)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! So we went from reading one book, such as Genesis, over a 2+ week time frame, to reading one book, such as Joshua, in 1 week, to now reading one book, Ruth, in ONE DAY! We’ve also covered a LOT of ground in 1Samuel in only 6 days (up...

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Week 12 – Bible Blog! (Judges 3 – 21)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Here come da’ Judge!  Here come da’ Judge!  Well, God predicted it would happen and we’re seeing it unfold here again in the book of Judges. Israel is quickly forgetting God, turning away from Him and spiraling down into destruction. ...

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Week 11 – Bible Blog! (Joshua 5 – Judges 2)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Wow, what a week!  After Genesis - Deuteronomy we've actually read an entire book in only 7 days (Joshua)!  How can we summarize an entire book in one blog?  Well we'll give it a shot.  In fact, an overview like this can bring clarity...

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Week 10 – Bible Blog! (Deuteronomy 17 – Joshua 4)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”  These words begin the greatest story ever told; a story that still has an ending yet to come. In Moses day, near the end of his life, he and all of Israel had been a part of the...

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Week 9 – Bible Blog! (Num 35 – Deuteronomy 16)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Woo Hoo!  Book 5!!!  We’re almost through the first 5 books of the Bible, called the Pentateuch (pentateuch actually means ‘five books’).  So this week it is Deuteronomy. What does that word mean?  Anyone?  Anyone?  Beuller?  Beuller? ...

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Week 8 – Bible Blog! (Num 18 – Num 34)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Almost two months in and things just can’t get weirder!  A talking donkey?!?  Are you kidding me?!?  This makes even less sense than that awkward story of Judah seemingly inserted into the middle of Joseph’s story in Genesis (see Week...

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Week 7 – Bible Blog! (Num 3 – Num 17)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! As I was preparing to write this seventh blog entry, I was thinking about the many parallels with Exodus and the constant intervention of Moses.  Don’t these scenes seem to repeat themselves? Things seem to begin well as the offerings...

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Week 6 – Bible Blog! (Lev 14 – Numbers 2)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Six weeks and counting…counting…counting… Why do they call this book Numbers? Well, if you’re like me you may have trouble reading Leviticus.  It may be difficult to understand and overwhelming in its detail.  However, as I read my...

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Week 5 – Bible Blog! (Ex 33 – Leviticus 13)

Welcome Back to the Bible Blog! Five weeks and running…  Marathon runners call it, “The Wall”.  I call it Leviticus!  I remember the first time I tried reading the Bible from Cover-to-Cover.  Genesis was great!  Exodus was thrilling!  Leviticus was…....

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