Monthly Archives: November 2020

“…because…”

In Genesis 30:17-18, Leah ascribes the blessing of a fifth son to God “because I gave my maid to my husband.” And she names her son, forever a tribe of Israel, Issachar, meaning ‘there is recompense.’ ‘Wages,’ from ‘sakar’ שְׂכָרִ֔ … Continue reading

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Suzerain-Vassal relationships in God’s Authority Structure

Last year, when writing the Torah Commentary series that became Authority, Headship, and Family Structure (According to Moses), I touched on suzerain-vassal relationships in Mishpatim, Exodus 21-24. Here’s the quote to set the stage for additional consideration. A second concept … Continue reading

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Joash and the Third Temple

The picture is repeated yet AGAIN! The pattern is undeniable. As I have recently reminded my readers, Biblical history often IS prophecy. We explored this years ago with a close look at Joseph, then later explored several end times prophecies … Continue reading

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‘It’s Good To Be A Man’ has a great weekly email…

The weekly email from the It’s Good to be a Man blog challenging and encouraging men is a terrific piece to get each Shabbat morning. I highly recommend it for my male readers. Ladies, it is worth your time as … Continue reading

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Lot and the Second Exodus

While reading some notes about this week’s portion, I noticed something regarding Lot that I’ve never noticed before that connects the Lot story with the Second Exodus!! As many others have pointed out before, Lot’s escape from Sodom is a … Continue reading

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