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Jan 31, 2016

Introducing EXODUS:

Yesterday we wrapped up Genesis with Jacob's very prophetic blessings for each of his sons. Then we heard of the conclusion after Jacob was buried and finally Joseph died.

Exodus is clearly a continuation of the story of Genesis, since the first word in the Hebrew text is ‘And’. Tradition holds...

Jan 30, 2016

This is a rebroadcasting of the first edition of JoySightings. This series is just for fun, and because I have so much enjoyed reading some of these stories to our family and others. This series will include some parables that are more interesting to adults, and some stories that children aged about 7 to 12 years...

Jan 30, 2016

Preparing to read GENESIS 49-50:

In yesterday's reading, Jacob blessed Pharaoh, Joseph lead powerfully during the worst of the famine, and Jacob blessed Ephraim and Manasseh— putting the younger Ephraim above his older brother. (And if you remember Jacob's story, you'll know where he got that idea.)

Translation note:

Jan 29, 2016

Preparing to read GENESIS 47-48:

In yesterday's reading, Jacob arrived in Egypt with his family. Excluding more extended family, the whole group numbered 70 people at that time.

We turn to JOB 29:

Yesterday we heard the chapter in praise of God’s wisdom, which GNT attributes to Zophar. Today Job speaks of his former...

Jan 28, 2016

Preparing to read GENESIS 46:

In yesterdays two chapters, Joseph's brothers went back to Egypt with Benjamin, Joseph's younger brother. Joseph contrived a creative way to reveal his identity. When Pharaoh heard about Joseph's brothers, he helped provide for Jacob's family to come to Egypt.

We turn to JOB 28.