Israel convinced Moses to send the spies. After t... Read more
Israel convinced Moses to send the spies. After they came back with their report the people were afraid to go in and take it. Gods anger is displayed against them in judgement and they suddenly have a change of heart and want to go into the land, even though God no longer goes with them. They suffer defeat.
Why do we have to rebel and doubt God before trying what He had told us to do when it is to late. Read less
Its interesting that a jealous husband has a remed... Read more
Its interesting that a jealous husband has a remedy through a priest to check on a wife's fidelity. He must still pay a price with an offering for his jealousy however. The drink concoction and the oath to God leave the matter to God to display the guilt or the innocence of the women.
Have to find out if there is a counter measure for the jealous wife. A man committing adultery is still put to death however. Read less
God speaks to the people of Israel. He admonishes... Read more
God speaks to the people of Israel. He admonishes them to not live like the people of Canaan and possibly the people of Egypt.
Lev. 18:6-23 talk about the type of sexual behaviour that was occurring. Incest and bestiality are mentioned. These sins apparently polluted the land to the point that God says the land "vomited up its inhabitants".\ Read less
God tells the Jews that blood is life and that the... Read more
God tells the Jews that blood is life and that the life is the symbol of atonement for them. Because of that symbolism, blood is denied to the Jews and it must be either used in sacrifice or buried. Read less
Azazel was a Mount outside of Jerusalem. Accordin... Read more
Azazel was a Mount outside of Jerusalem. According to 1 Enoch Azazel could also be the name of a demon from prior to the flood, though support outside of the book of Enoch does not seem to exist.
The goat had a red thread attached to it. The goat was led out to the wilderness to Mt. Azazel where half the thread was taken and attached to a rock there. The goat was then pushed off a precipice where it would die. The idea is that the sin of Israel was banished to the denizens of the lost angels. Read less
It is interesting that after having seen God hit t... Read more
It is interesting that after having seen God hit the Egyptians and even themselves with Plagues, then kill off the first born, then deliver them from the army of Egypt and shake the mountain, they want Aaron to make them gods. Those made gods had not done anything for them, yet they attributed their release from Egypt to these false gods. Read less