One interesting puzzle about the account of Balaam and Balak in Numbers is figuring out the role of Balaam. Is he a true prophet or a false prophet? Dr. John Saleska draws the appropriate conclusion at the end of this podcast. You might find it surprising!
Balak, the King of Moab, wants to stop Moses and the Children of Israel. What better way than to hire Balaam, a rather shadowy figure in the Book of Numbers, to put a curse the advancing Israelites. But the move backfires in a most unexpected manner. Dr. John Saleska explains in this episode.
Brian German has accepted the call from Concordia University Wisconsin to serve in a dual capacity; as a member of the theology faculty and as Director of the Concordia Bible Institute. German will succeed Rev. Dr. John Saleska as the director. Dr. Saleska is the founding director for the institute, and will continue his service…
Once again the Children of Israel are complaining, and once again are experience God's anger. This time, however, God's mercy comes in a very different form, one that is referenced for us in the Gospel of John. Listen as Dr. John Saleska takes us through Numbers 21.
Circumstances are difficult for Moses and Aaron. Rebellious Israelites continue to seek power. In this episode the issue is over the priesthood. God intervenes and establishes the priesthood of Aaron in a miraculous way. Listen as Dr. Saleska explains.
Reformation Heritage Bible Commentary: Mark Authored by Dr. Daniel Paavola The shortest of the Gospels is an action-packed, urgent book. After a single verse of introduction, Mark takes us to the Jordan River where Jesus quickly comes to be baptized. Leaving the story of Jesus’ birth and childhood to other evangelists, Mark launches us into…
Every Spring and Fall, the Concordia Bible Institute offers a series of lectures on topics related to the study of scriptures and its application to our daily lives. Our spring classes will be held on Monday afternoons from 3-6pm in March and April 2014. Cost: $150 per person for all 6 classes, or $25 per class. $40…
Once again the Children of Israel exhibit their rebellious nature as they become impatient with Moses and Aaron. Under the leadership of Korah, a major rebellion occurs. Dr. Saleska explains the outcome.
Numbers 14 contains another incident in which God's patience with the Children of Israel is tested. Listen as Dr. John Saleska takes you through the dialog that spares the Children of Israel, but also results in forty years of wondering in the wilderness.
Why, after all they have been through - and the goal clearly in sight - do the hearts of the people fail them? Only Joshua and Caleb are convinced the promised land is in reach. Find out more from Dr. John Saleska in this podcast.
There is much to be done before the Israelites are ready to leave Mt. Sinai and proceed to the promised land. They assume it will be a short journey. Listen as Dr. Saleska describes their preparations to depart.
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