Priestly Blessing

Priestly Blessing, Numbers 6:22-26. In the days of the First and Second Temples this could only be given by a priest because verse 23 tells Moses to instruct Aaron and his sons to say this. With no Temple in Jerusalem it is to be spoken by someone of authority in the...

Isaiah 53:5

Isaiah 53:5 has an unusual twist because the word translated wounds or stripes is listed in modern Hebrew dictionaries with a different meaning. The word is Havurah. The confusion comes because another root, H-V-R, relates to fellowship, so at least one modern English...

Day of Atonement, Only for Sin in Error

Day of Atonement for Unintentional Sin Day of Atonement, Only for Sin in Error   Exodus 34:5. And the LORD* descended in the cloud and stood with him there and proclaimed the name of the LORD*. 6. And the LORD* passed by before him and proclaimed, “The LORD*, the...

Timeline for Samuel, Saul, David, and the Missing Ark

Timeline for Samuel, Saul, David, and the Missing Ark. The Ark of the Covenant was missing from the Tabernacle, having been taken to a battle without consulting the LORD*. When the Ark travelled it was to be covered, since it was only to be seen by the Aaronite...

Death Takes a Different Perspective

Death takes a different perspective when you read Matthew 18:6. Whoever would cause one of the least of these who believe in Me to sin, it is better for him that a millstone worked by a donkey would be hung around his neck and he would be drowned in the open sea. 7....