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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 13

Deut 14.1-21 gives us Choice #3, “Are we going to eat like them?” These commands are similar to Lev 11 and it is an updated list because they were about to go into the land and they were not to

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 12

We are seeing that Israel had a choice. They could come where God put his name or use other places and altars, wherever they chose. Deut 12 deals with how to worship Yehovah. You were to come where he put

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 11

The next Torah portion is called “R’eh” and it means “to see.” It goes from Deut 11.26 to 16.17. We learned in Deu 6.4 that “Shema” means “to hear.” This teaches us that there is a difference between the way

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 10

Deut 10.17 hits at the heart of paganism, which we discussed in Concepts in Exodus. If it didn’t rain it wasn’t because “Mowt” the sea god was defeating “Baal.” It was because God was angry with Israel (1 Kings 8.35-36).

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 9

Deut 8.8 gives us a list of some of the produce found in the land, called the “Sheva Minim” (“seven species”-2 Chr 31.4-7). These were brought to the Temple on the festival of Shavuot (Mishnah, Bikkurim 3.1-2). Deut 8.11 says

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 8

The next Torah portion is called “Ekev” and it means “Because (on the heels of”) and it goes from Deut 7.12 to 11.25. The word Ekev is related to the name “Ya’akov” (Jacob) and you can see the relationship with

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 7

Yeshua said the Shema was the greatest commandment (Mark 12.28-34), and to “Shema” means we must “hear” God’s voice. In Deut 6.5 it says, “And you shall love Yehovah your God.” Why doesn’t it say “we?” Maybe it is because

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 6

Deut 5.1-21 repeats the same words that the voice spoke on the mountain. The foundation of the covenant is the Ten Commandments and they are repeated in verses 6-21. Are these commandments written on our hearts (Jer 31.33)? We don’t

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 5

Deut 4.10-24 is a portion that still applies today for example. The Lord tells them to remember that they stood before him at Mount Sinai so that they could hear for themselves the very voice of God and the commandments.

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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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