Posts tagged yaweh
052: Leviticus 24-25

Yahweh chats it up with Moses again. Cupcakes…you’ll get it once you read about it. Then we move on to some juicy gossip. We get into a very interesting story that ends in a brutal punishment. We also hear that famous statement an “eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth”. Listen up farmers, ya gotta take a break in planting your fields so they don’t go barren on you. Also we learn about this super confusing thing called the 50th year Jubilee. Sounds fun…but really it’s just a lot of math and logistics. Oh and also don’t enslave your own people. Enslave other people. Yup, it's in the bible folks. 

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051: Leviticus 22-23

Another big drinking episode, maybe take baby sips during this one friends. Here we have another confusing reading from Leviticus. The translation of these chapters are rough to say the least. Yahweh gives some more laws to Moses that don’t make a whole lot sense with today's judicial atmosphere. Things like offerings must be male without blemish (blind, broken limbs, maimmed, scurvy, scabbed, wen). Don’t kill baby animals, wait until they grow up a bit. We learn about the Sabbath on the 7th day and also passover. Don’t eat the first of your harvests until you’ve made and offering to Yaweh. The weirdness continues, you'll just have to listen to this one to get it all.

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050: Leviticus 19-21

Some more random laws coming at ya in these chapters! Some examples - Don't gather fruit that's already dropped from the tree leave them alone for starving people, don't eat meat with blood in it, dont practice sorcery, don't pimp out your daughter, etc. Lots of pretty confusing laws and equally harsh punishments in this one as well. This reading closes with some rules for priests. Also...get ready to drink....a lot!

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042: Exodus 36-38

Here we go again....more instructions on how to build things. It's like bible study purgatory! We try to figure out what's the significance of giving these instructions multiple times. This time though, it seems the instructions are actually being put to good use and the structures are being created. The use of acacia wood is pretty strong here. Can we say that this is the wood of choice for biblical time architecture? Lastly, we end with a little bit of biblical accounting. 

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039: Exodus 28-29

We gotta say, the priests of the bible must've looked super fly! In this chapter, we learn about judgement breastplates, gemstones, gold and other priestly garment requirements. But wait, it gets better. Aaron and his sons are ordered to do some pretty disgusting things including waving ram parts in the air. Yuck! The visuals here are just too much!

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