Category Archives: Commentary

Scripture Portion of Week 21: Ki Tisa

Exodus 30:11-34:35 The previous readings described the production of the Tabernacle, furniture, utensils, and clothing of the priest. This portion continues with describing the census tax, anointing oil, and incense. The census tax was a half-shekel, which was between 4.3 … Continue reading

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This Day in the Gospels (Day 14 Month 12)

Chronological Gospels Incident 149 John 11:17-46 (New American Standard Bible. Bible illustrations from Sweet Publishing.) 17 So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days. 18 Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles … Continue reading

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Scripture Portion of Week 20: Tetzaveh

Exodus 27:20-30:10 The previous reading portion described the tabernacle and some of the furniture. One piece was the menorah, the 7 branched lampstand (25:31-38). In this portion, God instructed the priests to light the menorah daily as “a statute forever” … Continue reading

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This Day in the Gospels (Day 8 of Month 12)

Chronological Gospels Incident 148 John 11:1-16 (New American Standard Bible) 1 Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 It was the Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment, and … Continue reading

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Scripture Portion of Week 19: Terumah

Exodus 25:1-27:19 These chapters in Exodus describe in detail the production of the meeting tent (Tabernacle) and the furniture in the tent to be used during ceremonial worship. Moses’ great attention to detail in recording this communicates the importance placed … Continue reading

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Scripture Portion of Week 18: Mishpatim

Exodus 21:1-24:18 The understanding of the Torah (תּוֹרָ֣ה direction, instruction, law) among many New Testament Christians tends to be relegated only to the Ten Commandments that all of Israel heard blasted like thunder from Mount Sinai in chapter 20 of … Continue reading

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Scripture Portion of Week 15: Bo

Exodus 10:1-13:16 Several signs and plagues have already happened. In the text, few more still remain. At first, Pharaoh’s magicians could repeat the miracles that Moses and Aaron performed. But later, they could not. Some judgments affected all of Egypt, while … Continue reading

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