Joshua 5-Judges 2 #2018BibleRBR

Reading the Bible as Literature Week Eleven: Joshua 5 - Judges 2 The book of Joshua unfolds as a sequence of battles, one after the other, which demonstrates Joshua’s prowess as a military leader and ultimately result in the total settlement of Israel. The most prominent anecdotes include the sacking of Jericho and of Ai,…

Deuteronomy 17-Joshua 4 #2018BibleRBR

Reading the Bible as Literature Week Ten: Deuteronomy 17–Joshua 4 Deuteronomy closes with Moses reminding his people of all the good god has done for them and of all the laws that must be kept if the people are to honor god and stay in his favor. Failure to keep god’s laws could result in…

Numbers 35-Deuteronomy 16 #2018BibleRBR

Reading the Bible as Literature Week Nine: Numbers 35-Deuteronomy 16 We have reached the fifth and final book of the Pentateuch – and the last of the books of Moses. Numbers closes with the Israelites reaching the promised land and the borders of the new nation being described. There is also a description of how…

Exodus 13-Exodus 32 #2018BibleRBR

Reading the Bible as Literature Week Four: Exodus 13 – Exodus 32 As we wrap-up our first month of reading the Christian bible as literature, we come to the end of the second book, Exodus. We do have a few chapters left, but those will be included in the first week’s discussion for February. This…