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April 30, 2018

The sixth of the Ten Commandments forbade murder, but God did not leave the matter up for much in the way of debate over the actions constituting murder. Exodus 21:12-32 provided the paradigms necessary for adjudicating matters of suspected wrongful death among the peo...

April 18, 2018

If a stark statement on the old covenant exists, surely one finds it in Hebrews 8:13. The author states, “When he said, ‘A new covenant,’ He has made the first obsolete. But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear.” 

Hebrews argues against an...

April 16, 2018

In Mark 12:31, when Jesus answers the question of which commandment stands above the others, Jesus not only provides the answer to the question, but he goes farther. He answers an unasked question: which command takes second place to the greatest? His answer to the sec...

April 10, 2018

In Mark 12, Jesus tells a scribe that the greatest of all the commandments of the old covenant is “Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your...

April 4, 2018

When we see a text like Exodus 19, we might stop to ask ourselves if God changed since then. The people of Israel receive warning to take three days to prepare themselves, washing their clothes (no small task for them), stay away from the Mount Sinai, and even abstain...

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