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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 4

The chapters in this portion are loaded with concepts and instruction, and there is a theme of “seeing” and “hearing.” It contains the Ten Commandments and the Shema. There is no way to improve on the words of this portion.

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 3

Deut 1.32 tells us that this was about trust in God or not. The Torah is about trusting others in the administrative and judicial system that was set up. It goes over key events and battles so that they will

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Tanak Foundations- Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 2

We have different “voices” calling out to us. Who are we going to listen to? Will we believe in the Lord? Can we trust him with our family? That is what Moses is saying in Deut 1.1-40. Our faith is

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 1

These are the last words and testimony of a man who is about to die. It is the farewell address of Moses. He reflects on the last 40 years. The first Torah portion from this book is called “Devarim” which

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Conclusion

Num 36.1-13 deals with what is called the “Laws of the Heiress” and it is in addition to a previous ruling. We learned in Num 27 that daughters can inherit family assets in the absence of male heirs. Here, the

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 34

In Num 34.2 Moses is commanded to tell Israel, “This is the land.” What did they think? It was going to take a fight and it wasn’t going to be easy and there was a lot of work involved. Many

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 33

The next Torah portion begins in Num 33.1 and goes to 36.13, and it is called “Masei” meaning “Journeys.” There will be many concepts in this portion that we are going to be dealing with. This portion is going to

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 32

In Num 31.1-20 the Lord tells Moses to make war on Midian, and afterward he would be gathered to his people, an idiom for death. Midian tried to influence the people of Israel with Baal. They got involved in a

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 31

Num 30.2 tells us that the Lord will hold us to our word by saying, “He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.” This is a very important concept in the Law of the Tongue. Num

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 30

When an animal was going to the place of slaughter it was a hard thing to do. Some people prayed for the strength to do it. In the Temple, a lot of that happened. The individual realizes he is about

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 29

Finally we come to the death of Moses and his death will be a picture of Yeshua as we will see in Deut 34.1-12. In Num 27.12-14 it tells us that the Lord told Moses to go up the mountain

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 28

Num 26. 1-65 tells us about another census. The first one was before the wilderness in Num 1, and now we have a second one after the wilderness here. It is like the Lord, the good shepherd, is counting his

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 27

The next Torah portion is called “Pinchas” (Phineas) and it goes from Num 25.10 to 29.40. First of all, we notice something different. This Torah portion is named after an individual. This is significant because Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses,

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 26

Religious people think like Balak. If you do a good deed, a bad one nullifies it and a bad deed can be nullified by a good one. Like the saying in sports, “You are only as good as your last

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Tanak foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 25

In Num 22.22 we learn that the Lord is going to be angry with Balaam because he left right away and did not wait for the princes to call him to go, that was the condition in verse 20. So,

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 24

The next Torah portion is called “Balak” and it goes from Num 22.2 to 25.9. Balak means “destroyer” and that is exactly what he tries to do. Israel was on the plains of Moab (of father) and Sihon had taken

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 23

Num 21.10-20 deals with Israel moving and going north to enter Canaan. The places mentioned from here to the end of the chapter will also deal with eschatology and the coming of Yeshua, not just their literal travels. If you

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 22

In Num 20.14-23 we see that Israel wants to pass through Edom, Esau’s descendants. Edom says they will not allow Israel to pass through their territory, another test. In the meantime, Aaron dies on Mount Hor near Petra. This is

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 21

Moses and Aaron gathered the people, but Moses was angry with them and struck the rock instead of just speaking to it. Water comes forth anyway and everyone drank, but Moses has made a big mistake. This act of striking

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 20

The Book of Hebrews mentions this ceremony to illustrate that the korbanot only dealt with the cleansing of the flesh from a legal state of impurity. They never answered the real issues of the heart. The Second Redemption, or Messianic

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