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Gilbert House Fellowship #56: Judges 6-12

gideon_and_his_300TODAY WE discuss a test of faith most of us hope we never experience: God, in the form of the Angel of Yahweh (another Old Testament Christophany), chose Gideon to lead Israel against the armies of Midian and Amalek, which had been oppressing the Israelites for seven years.  Then He ordered Gideon to send home more than 90% of the troops so that the forces of Israel were outnumbered 400-to-1 (instead of just 4-to-1).

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We look at the rise and fall of Gideon’s son Abimelech (a name that means “my father is king”, a hint that Gideon’s pride may have gotten the better of him in later life), more minor judges, and the foolish vow of Jephthah.

 

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Gilbert House Fellowship #18: Genesis 32-36

jacob_and_esauOUR BIBLE study continues with Jacob’s return to Canaan, his reunion with Esau, and the slaughter of the men of Shechem following the rape of Dinah.

We also discuss the early revelation of the Godhead–the view that God comprises more than one personage, each of whom is identified as the presence of Yahweh. See Dr. Michael Heiser’s website on the Divine Council and especially his paper “Old Testament Godhead Language” (link opens PDF document).

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