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Aug 31, 2015

In yesterday’s reading, we heard of the people who returned after the exile. Then, starting with the genealogy of King Saul, we jumped to the story of how he died. This prepares us for the stories about King David.

Our highlighted verse today:

10The name of the LORD is...

Aug 30, 2015

This is the last name chapter at the beginning of this book, bringing us up to the time of the returning exiles. And king Saul’s genealogy is given, because we pick up Israel’s narrative with Saul in the next chapter.

This special verse reminds me of the song we used to...

Aug 29, 2015

Mains, Tales of the kingdom: The Apprentice Juggler

Aug 29, 2015

Hang on! We’re almost through with the names chapters!

I highlight another proverb. And I must say that it is hard to choose just one verse to highlight:

9Love prospers when a fault is forgiven,

but dwelling on it separates close friends.

Aug 28, 2015

Yesterday we heard about Levite and priestly genealogies and their allotment of towns. The pace quickens as today we hear of six tribes.

Translation note:

21 Zabad, Shuthelah, Ezer, and Elead. These [last] two were killed trying to steal livestock from the local farmers near Gath.