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Category Archives: Pentateuch
Hello, Scroll Eaters! Our passage today simply furthers our narrative, providing us with further evidence of Joseph’s prudence. Prudence is best defined as “redeemed shrewdness.” Being shrewd is usually considered distasteful, if not quite sinful. Prudence is usually considered savvy, … Continue reading
Hello, Scroll Eaters! There are dozens of things we could talk about in meeting Joseph. But the one I want to look today is a pattern that we see in the remainder of Genesis and in Daniel. God gives Joseph … Continue reading
Hello, Scroll Eaters! An alternate, longer title for today’s post could be “Don’t Try to Out-Trick a Trickster, Especially When God’s Got His Back.” Jacob is off to Haran where his uncle Laban lives, to find a wife from his … Continue reading
Hello, Scroll Eaters! Jacob means trickster, beguiler, and today we read of how Jacob not only stole the birthright, but the blessing! We also read of Isaac giving Jacob instructions on finding a wife, and they are the same instructions … Continue reading
Hello, Scroll Eaters! In Genesis 20-23, we see fulfilled the first part of God’s promise to Abraham: he has a son by Sarah and they name him Isaac. But before this happens, the slow-to-learn Abraham pulls the same “Uh, she’s … Continue reading
Hello, Scroll Eaters! Welcome to the second Wednesday of our read-through. So Abram becomes Abraham – “Exalted Father” becomes “Father of Many.” God still hasn’t given Abram his promised son, and Abram’s 99, but the promise is reiterated for the … Continue reading