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The Pentateuch: A New Look – The Miracle at the Sea – Class Seventeen
The Exodus from Egypt is foundational for all that follows in the Bible. The children of Israel leave Egpyt, heading eastward. The Egyptians pursue them and find them at the Sea. There, a great miracle takes place. God causes a wind to blow all night pushing the water back into walls and drying the sea […]
The Pentateuch: A New Look – The Final Plague – Class Sixteen
This class covers material founding in Annual Reading Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16). This reading covers a continuation of the confrontation between (1) Moses, Aaron, and the God of the Hebrews, and (2) Pharaoh, the people of Egypt, and the gods of the Egyptians. One of the main points of the Exodus story is the distinction made […]
The Pentateuch: A New Look – The Confrontation – Class Fifteen
The Bible’s Book of Exodus (Shemot) describes a great confrontation between Pharaoh and two brothers, described as descendants of Levi, a son of Israel. In this class we learn that much of what we read in the biblical narratives is corroborated by Egyptian records. We then turn our focus to the “plagues.” We compare three […]
The Pentateuch: A New Look – Birth of a Deliverer – Class Fourteen
This is the fourteenth class in our ongoing journey through the Pentateuch, and the first of an eleven-part teaching series on the Book of Exodus. The lesson covers Exodus 1:1-6:1. In this class we cover the story from the birth of a deliverer (Moses) through the first encounter with Pharaoh. The class also covers historical […]
The Pentateuch: A New Look – Jacob Lived – Class Thirteen
This teaching covers the final reading of Genesis according to the annual cycle of readings. The focus of the narrative is on the final words of Jacob to his descendants, first to the sons of Joseph (Chapter 48) and then to his sons (Chapter 49). Joseph’s sons are elevated to the status of sons of […]
The Pentateuch: A New Look – The Reunion – Class Twelve
This class is the twelfth in our ongoing journey through the Pentateuch and the third teaching from Eleh Toledot Ya’akov. It is based upon material from the annual reading called, VaYiggash (Genesis 44:18-47:29). The narrative contained in this section is among the most dramatic in all of biblical literature. Judah draws near to “the man, […]
Finally Clarity !
For so long scripture has been investigated as well as taught with an agenda, whether it’s from the angle of a doctrine of religion, or slanted by the religion of science, it’s difficult to find a teacher who lets the text speak for its self and who uses academic knowledge without bias or agenda to investigate, to illuminate, and bring understanding to the scriptures.... Ross is truly one of the finest teachers to date, a blessing to layman and scholar alike . If you really want to study and understand the Tanakh (Old Testament ) deeply from start to finish and the people and cultures through out , look no further .
”Who is wise? He who can learn from every person”