28 11, 2013

Unusual Bible Interpretations – Joshua 9, part 3

By |2013-11-28T09:49:49-07:00November 28th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                      Chapter 9                                                                          Part 3   Two versions of one tale             We saw in Joshua chapter 8 several examples of Bible editor mingling more than a single version of an event and, by doing so, creating a difficult to decipher mixed text. Chapter 9 is another instance. Many scholars[1] see two tales in [...]

25 11, 2013

Did the Bible intend that Shiloh should be Israel’s capital and spiritual center?

By |2013-11-25T11:49:19-07:00November 25th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                      Chapter 8                                                                         Part 3   Did the Bible intend that Shiloh should be Israel’s capital and spiritual center?   It seems that the Bible considered the Shechem area, including Shiloh and Beth-el, as the focal point for Israel’s capital and sanctuary. The Bible repeatedly highlights the spiritual significance of Shechem and its nearby [...]

1 11, 2013

Unusual Bible Interpretations – Joshua 5 part 3

By |2013-11-01T04:53:48-07:00November 1st, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                                                                             Strange details in Joshua chapter 5   The previous two parts to this chapter addressed general problems; this part 3 examines some specific points.   Numbers We should pay attention to the use of numbers in Scripture and in traditions associated with it as well as the number of times that the [...]