Notes on Numbers 21-22

As they march toward Canaan, the Israelites begin defeating army after army. Since they can’t go through Edom (Num. 20:18), they go around (Num. 21:4). Once again, they murmur against God. This is the tenth time that they whined about their situation, this time focusing on the quality of the free food they have been … Continue reading Notes on Numbers 21-22

Notes on Numbers 11-13

One of the things that always astounds me is the frequency with which the children of Israel take God for granted. They walked across the dry land when the Red Sea parted for them. They literally see the presence of God as a massive cloud and pillar of fire that surrounds their tabernacle every day. … Continue reading Notes on Numbers 11-13

Notes on Numbers 5-6

CHAPTER 5 God, whose name is Jealous (Exodus 34:14), has some pretty strong laws against adultery. If a man becomes jealous of his wife (as God is jealous when we go astray), he should take her before the priest and make an offering. The priest is to take an “earthen vessel” and fill it with … Continue reading Notes on Numbers 5-6

Notes on Leviticus 24-25

A mixed-race boy (Semitic and Hamitic) from the tribe of Dan (Antichrist) cursed God and blasphemed in public. His punishment, according to Leviticus 24:14, was to be stoned to death. Mohammad, in his attempt to usurp the story of Moses for his own, made this idea a foundational doctrine for Islam. Therefore, even drawing an … Continue reading Notes on Leviticus 24-25

Notes on Leviticus 22-23

There are seven feasts that the Israelites are supposed to have for God. There are the Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Feast of Firstfruits, Feast of Pentecost, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Feast of Tabernacles. Each one bears special significance for the Israelites as well as Christians. Passover is a remembrance of when … Continue reading Notes on Leviticus 22-23

Notes on Leviticus 19-21

Leviticus 19:15 says “Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty; but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor.” This verse is both an anti-Marxist and anti-Capitalist attack. We should not hold up the powerful, wealthy titans of industry as … Continue reading Notes on Leviticus 19-21

Notes on Leviticus 16-18

Leviticus 16 gives us a picture of Christ as the scapegoat. A bullock and a goat are killed as burnt offerings for the Israelites, while an additional goat is to take on “all their transgressions in all their sins (verse 21)” so that this goat would “bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land … Continue reading Notes on Leviticus 16-18

Notes on Leviticus 14-15

Leviticus 14 is a chapter of continued instruction on how to treat leprosy. In short, when in doubt, destroy everything that a leper touches. Even the stones of the person’s house are to be tossed out, and the entire home torn down if need be. Leprosy was no joke! Leviticus 15 is a chapter I’ve … Continue reading Notes on Leviticus 14-15

Notes on Leviticus 11-13

Leviticus 11 is a list of animals that the children of Israel could and could not eat. It was actually a fairly extensive list. No camels, rabbits, shellfish, eels, snakes, insects, shrimp, ravens, owls, and many others. The one that hits home for me is no swine, because I am a filthy sausage and bacon … Continue reading Notes on Leviticus 11-13

Notes on Leviticus 8-10

When the blood is applied to the priests in Leviticus 8:23-26, it is placed on the right ear, right thumb, and great toe of the right foot. When reading this, I had to wonder what the significance of this was. So far, there is much speculation. I like the idea of Philo (1st century church … Continue reading Notes on Leviticus 8-10