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Essay #29 Deuternonomy

There are 959 verses in Deuteronomy. By my count there are over 125 verses, plus the entire 13th chapter, that warn the nation of Israel not be like the nations in Canaan. Deuteronomy can be broken into distinct sets of ideas:  What God has done for Israel, how Israel responded (both good and bad), how […]

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Essay#11 Nimrod “Mighty Hunter In/Upon the Earth”

Nimrod is characterized in Genesis 10:8 and in I Chronicles 4:10 in the same way, “he began to be a mighty one in the earth” in Genesis 10:5 and “he began to be a mighty one upon the earth” in I Chronicles 4:10. The english word mighty is translated from over twenty different Hebrew words according […]

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Essay #25 Civil Order and the Children of Heth

Heth is 3rd generation post-flood.  His descendants in Genesis 23 had developed an orderly economic system.  By establishing private property and laws to protect private property, the Hethites were able to buy and sell property without fear of theft. Removing theft from the concern allows for a fruitful civilization.  Instead of devoting energy to being […]

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Essay #24: The Import of Sarah’s Tomb

From God’s Word, we know: God created the world (property) and all that is in it and gave it to man to use for man’s best interest and God’s glory. God instructed Adam to be “fruitful, multiply, replenish, have dominion”. Man’s disobeyed God by eating from the tree of life.  Sin permeates and corrupts the […]

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Essay #23 Law, Property and Sarah’s Tomb

Moving forward in the timeline we see more examples of man obeying God’s command to be “fruitful, multiple, replenish and subdue”.  The genealogies of Genesis show that the individuals that received the direct command, Adam and Noah, were still living when their descendants fulfilled the command.  It is reasonable to assume that the command was […]

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Essay #20: Sarah’s Tomb

“I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight”. Genesis 23:4 Sarah has died.  Abraham wants to be respectful of his wife and bury her, but he has a problem.  He is a stranger in the […]

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Essay #7 Adam

  Adam is the most unique human ever, there will never be another human like him.  Born of raw materials from the earth (Genesis 3:19), by the intelligent and creative mind (Genesis 1:27) of God and wrought by His limitless power (Genesis 1:28), Adam came forth when God spoke everything into existence and then God […]

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Essay #6: Property

The difficulty in studying economics is most of the literature is written by unregenerate individuals.  As with the study of any academic discipline, the born again individual needs to use discernment. The unregenerate man is at enmity with God (Romans 8:7) and their understanding is darkened (Ephesians 4:18).  While the individual author may elucidate foundational […]

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General Principle #6: Property, Labor and Ingenuity:

“…and there was not a man to till the ground.” – Genesis 2:5 God created the heavens and the earth, but there was no man to “till the ground”.  God created man, among other reasons, to labor in His garden and care for it.  Not only to care for it, but to “be fruitful, multiply, […]

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Woe to You Who Call Evil Good and Good Evil

  “Thou shalt not steal”  Exodus 20:15 “If a soul sin and commit a trespass against the Lord…in a thing taken by violence…(v.4) Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, he shall restore what he has taken away violently”  Leviticus 6:2-4 The world that rejects the Bible, rejects God and stands […]