THE THREE most important things when considering real estate are location, location, and location.
This week, we discuss the request of the tribes of Gad and Reuben and the half-tribe of Manasseh to remain east of the Jordan in Gilead and Bashan. Then we recount the stations of the Exodus and explain why certain locations, especially Oboth and Iye-Abarim, were so important.
EZEKIEL’S FAMOUS vision of the valley of dry bones has a deeper secondary meaning — a message for a supernatural audience that had conned Israel’s pagan neighbors into believing their ancestors were divine and could return to the land of the living.
THE PROPHETS didn’t have easy lives. Today’s study follows Jeremiah through the last years of the kingdom of Judah, and the message God gave the prophet wasn’t popular.
Because of his warnings of the imminent invasion by Babylon, Jeremiah was mocked and threatened with death even after Nebuchadnezzar had carried off the king of Judah and most of the country’s ruling elites! We discuss parallels with our day, messianic prophecies within Jeremiah’s warnings, and subtle references to Mount Hermon and enemies from the north, which were probably meant to indicate supernatural foes as well as the invaders from Babylon.