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Gilbert House Fellowship #281: Exodus 21-22

WE DIG into the Law this week, as we discuss God’s commands to Israel on such things as slaves, restitution, and social justice.

Slavery, in particular, had a far different meaning in the ancient Near East than it does for us in 21st century America. “Indentured servanthood” is perhaps a better term, since Hebrew slaves were to be released after six years of service.

The roles of men and women were also different under the Law. While they appear old-fashioned (or even misogynistic) by today’s standards, they actually offered more rights and protection to women than had existed previously.

We also discuss God’s ban on sorcery and sacrificing to other gods, and the consecration of firstborn sons, and why those things were so radical and relevant to the world in which the Hebrews lived.

Join us in Israel next year! We will lead another tour through the Holy Land April 18-May 1, 2021, with an optional three-day extension to Mount Nebo, Wadi Rum, and Petra in Jordan.

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Gilbert House Fellowship #28: Exodus 32-36

GoldCalfTHE ISRAELITES were an impatient bunch, weren’t they? They saw the flames on the mountain and heard the thunder, indicating the presence of Yahweh, but they still insisted that Aaron create an idol for them to worship before Moses returned with the Tablets of the Testimony.

The incident of the golden calf at Mount Sinai, the presence of the Angel of Yahweh on the mountain, and the theology of the Name will be part of our study.

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Gilbert House Fellowship #26: Exodus 22-26

Tissot_Moses_and_Joshua_in_the_TabernacleOur weekly Bible study continues (live this week, we hope) with the 22nd chapter of Exodus. This is where Moses begins to receive the Law from Yahweh and instructions on how to build the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant. Like most things in the Bible, it’s a lot more interesting when you start digging into the details!

Because it’s the first Sunday of the month, we will celebrate communion with you, so be ready with wine or juice and unleavened bread or a cracker.

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