In this episode Dr. Saleska brings us to the end of the Book of Deuteronomy and the Pentateuch – the five books of Moses.
The title Deuteronomy means “Second Law” and that’s what the book presents; a review of the Law given to Israel at Sinai, and a rehearsal of the history of the forty years of desert wandering. Yet, much of the book is new. Listen as Dr. Saleska explains the theological foundations for Israel in the Promised Land.
Encourage, and warn – Moses is doing both in Chapters 6, 7 & 8 in Deuteronomy. Listen as Dr. John Saleska explains what it means that “The Lord our God, the Lord is One.
Dr. Saleska begins this session of Christ in Every Word by returning to Deuteronomy 18 and the prophecy about Jesus Christ. Then he takes you back to Chapter 5 and the second time Moses presents the 10 Commandments.
Dr. Saleska introduces the main themes of the last book of the Pentateuch.
Join Dr. Saleska and Dr. Oberdeck as they begin the fifth and final book of Moses, Deuternonomy. In this introduction you will discover that a proper introduction to this book begins with Chapter 18, not Chapter 1!
In this episode Dr. Saleska brings the study of the fourth book of Moses, Numbers, to a conclusion. The Wilderness Wanderings are nearly over, and preparations are being made for the Promised Land. Deuteronomy soon follows.
The circumstances surrounding the daughters of Zelophehad are just one of the difficulties encountered by Moses in Numbers 25-28. Listen as Dr. John Saleska explains the answers given to Moses by God.
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.
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.
In Numbers Chapter 20 Moses loses his cool, and the result is serious for both Moses and Aaron. Dr. John Saleska givces the full explanation of the events at Meribah in this episode. Don’t miss it!
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.
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.