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    Rahab's Journey

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    They told her to leave the scarlet rope hanging out of her window so the Israelite army would know that it was her that helped them when they return. They also told her when they return to make sure she gathered all of her family into her house. If anyone went out they would be killed. She had to now live in her city until the spies returned, knowing if the king found out that she had betrayed her city and lied that they would destroy her. She not only lied but she had no longer had a heart for the pagan life, she now had faith that there is a God that is above the gods of Canaan. She risked her life and the lives of her family because she did not want to live a life of sin anymore. She became the first Canaanite to convert to believing in the Israelites God. The spies returned to Joshua, the son of Nun, and told him all that had happened. They told him that they too, know that God will deliver the land into their hands. Joshua told the Israelites to sanctify themselves, that God would soon do wonders among them the following…

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    Minor Prophet Amos Essay

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    “The gate” was the place of court in ancient Israel, and it was there that justice should have been served. All of the adult male citizens of the town could participate; therefore, the state of justice in society could be determined by seeing how the legal parties responded to the widow, the orphan, or the sojourner (Eickmann 224). As Mays explains, in Amos’ time “the old institution of the court in the gate [was] being undermined to make way for the economic exploitation of the weak” (94). The…

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    Jeffery E Miller in “The Day of the Lord”, says that the greatness of God’s wrath was to be poured out on the men of the earth on this day. Israel interpreted this as God’s wrath being poured out on their enemies. They assumed that they would receive blessings from God instead of His rage because they believed they were doing what was righteous in the eyes of the Lord (Amos 5:21-22). Another reason Israel could have believed they were receiving blessing from God was because during the time of…

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    “HADAD AND TAHPENES SISTER” Hadad was a biracial great grandson of Esau who was married to the black Hamitic Canaanites and Egyptian women and also Esau was the founder of the kingdom of Edom, and his great grandson, Hadad was of the royal lineage of kings and dukes of Edomite kingdom (Genesis 36:1-19, 35-36, 43; 1 kings 11:14). When David became the king of Israel, he invaded the kingdom of Edom with his captain named Joab, and they smote every male in Edom. At that time, the young king Hadad…

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    conversation by professing his thoughts on the Israelites and how they should be lead. This shift extends to the fact that Moses is not just God’s hand picked spokesman to the people, but is now his faithful companion. In the beginning of this excerpt, Moses straightforwardly expresses his discomfort with the idea that God has not told him who else He “will send with [Moses]”, showing that Moses acknowledges that the Israelites will not follow him or obey him if he is leading them alone. This…

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    The human-god relationships and their purpose in ancient civilizations often tell much about the beliefs and ideals of the culture as a whole. The connection between humans and their gods in both ancient Hebrew and ancient Greek culture are similar, but also vary in multiple ways. Both of these relationships can be seen between the humans and their gods in literature from the time period, specifically the relationship of Moses and God in Exodus, and between Athena and Odysseus and Telemachus in…

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    Keshet, & Schiff , 2011). Even though there is a diversity of culturally and physically characteristics displayed by the distinctive Jewish populations in the all over the world, studies have concluded that most of these are genetically related to one another, and ultimately have origin from a common ancient Israelite population (Purnell, 2009). Demographic Data Jews started to migrate from Europe in the mid-1800s. In America, most of the Jewish are descendants of immigrants from Russia and…

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    city featured 8-foot-thick walls that also served as houses. The walls fallen outward. Also, pots were found containing large amounts of grain, indicating both that it was probably harvest time and that the siege of the city was over far sooner than its defenses would have suggested. Furthermore, archeologists were surprised to discover many valuable objects in the captured and ruined city - objects that would have been looted. These findings were consistent with the Biblical account of the fall…

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    David was eighteen years old when Saul hired him as a musician and his permanent armor-bearer. The Israelites and were Philistines in the midst of a confrontation. Goliath of Gath, a Philistine, stepped out every day and challenged a single warrior to combat, but the Israelites were afraid. Goliath was ten feet tall and was covered in all the armor and weaponry of that time. One day, David took a leap of faith and volunteered to fight the colossal giant. After a lengthy quarrel, King Saul…

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    Jacob many long years before. God told Moses how he promised Abraham, Isaac and Jacob land and children when they obeyed his commands and that God would do the same for Moses. God decided that if Moses was willing to obey God’s commands Moses would become God’s representative before the Egyptian Pharaoh. Moses was a good representative to God because he presented God’s instructions to the people through conversation based on God’s commands. “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and…

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