Bible Survey: The Children of Israel

Bible Survey is a category of posts that are part of The Master’s Table but located under a unique URL.  In recent weeks I have been reading the Bible more, but posting on my blogs less.  Disciplined Bible reading and prayer are something I struggle with.

The Children of Israel (Gen 29 – 35) is the latest post at Bible Survey.  Jacob’s name change, his wives Leah and Rachel, and a listing of his children are all covered.  Click through the link to give it a read; questions, comments and discussion are always welcome.

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Bible Survey: Jacob’s Ladder

I’ve just added a new post to Bible Survey, my 30 year plan for reading through scripture!  I exaggerate slightly.  At any rate, Jacob’s Ladder explores Genesis 28.  Describing Jacob’s dream is easy; interpreting what it means, that can be a different story.  Jewish and Christian traditions differ, but at the end of the day I think there’s only one place we can land: it’s about Jesus.

Read Genesis 28: Jacob’s Ladder at Bible Survey.

Bible Survey: The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

After 5 posts on Abraham I have decided it’s time to move on.  There are a lot more stories there, but Bible Survey kind of turned into a lifetime in Genesis on me.  Perhaps I should write a book on Abraham; can’t imagine that making the New York Times Bestseller List.

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob looks at two aspects of that title.  When the Bible uses that phrase (15 times in the ESV) it is for one of two reasons; to either remind the Hebrews who they are and whose they are, or to explain to others outside the Hebrew nation which God it is we are talking about.  Head over to Bible Survey and check it out.